Microsoft announced a major update for Skype

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 8.65 is able to recognize ‘Raise hand’ gesture, has Background Blur on Android, and more!

Microsoft today released Skype Insider version 8.65, a new major update to the app with several new features. Version 8.65.76.73 is notable for such features as Raise hand, support for Background Blur on Android, Smart suggestions on iOS, and a few more.