Skype finally supports 911 emergency calls

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. Continue reading "Skype finally supports 911 emergency calls"

Skype TwinCam allows connecting two cameras during video calls

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. Continue reading "Skype TwinCam allows connecting two cameras during video calls"

Microsoft released Skype 8.77 with various improvements and new features

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. Continue reading "Microsoft released Skype 8.77 with various improvements and new features"

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. Continue reading "Microsoft announced a major update for Skype"

Skype receives Teams’ Together, Large Grid Mode, and more

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. Continue reading "Skype receives Teams’ Together, Large Grid Mode, and more"

Skype 8.66 stable brings support for up to 100 people in Skype calls

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.

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