Whenever you launch Skype or try to make a call using the infamous messenger from Microsoft, the company presents a warning that you cannot use Skype for emergency calls. That is no longer the case as Skype finally received 911 support in the United States. Skype now allows users to contact emergency services directly from the app.
In September 2021, Microsoft made a surprising announcement about upcoming feature and design upgrades for Skype. Despite continuous efforts to make every Windows user switch to Teams, Microsoft does not plan to ditch Skype any time soon. Moreover, the company keeps supporting the services with fresh features and capabilities. The latest Skype Insider preview brings an option that allows connecting a second camera to your feed during a video call.
On the official Skype blog, Microsoft announced a new feature that significantly improves screen sharing during calls on Skype. With the latest updates, Skype allows you to zoom into someone’s screen share without squinting your eyes or using screen magnifiers.
Although Microsoft wants you to use Teams for work and personal conversations/calls, the company continues supporting Skype. Moreover, the developers recently announced a major feature update coming soon to Skype users. Microsoft plans to deliver parts of that update gradually. Some of the promised features are now available in the latest update 8.77 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Android, iPhone, and iPad.
In 2017, Microsoft announced Teams - a brand-new messaging service for business customers to compete with Slack and similar applications. Since then, the company has been somewhat quiet about Skype and its fate, especially after experimenting with radical redesigns and feature upgrades. But today, the Skype team published a new blog post in which they shared their plans for a faster, more reliable and ultra-modern version of Skype.
Skype Preview 8.69 is available for those who signed up to receive beta versions of the popular messenger. This version is rolling out on Windows, macOS, and iOS with some important changes.
Skype 8.68 is now available for all supported platforms. You can download new version for Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and also access new features in Skype for Web. Here what is new with this release.
Skype version 8.67 is now available for download. It is an important milestone is the history of the project. It receives a number of major improvements, including Together Mode and Large Grid Mode.
Microsoft has released a new Skype Insider build with a number of new features and improvements. This includes better app performance, Android 11 support, and much more.
Microsoft has improved the Skype's group call feature by lifting up the participant limit from 50 to 100 users. Earlier avaialble in Skype Preview, the feature is now rolled out to everyone.