After a month of testing, a bunch of new Skype features land in the stable version of the app. The new release, Skype 8.62, adds cool things like call background presets, a bigger participant grid on Desktop and mobile, and message sync improvements.
As you may remember, some time ago Microsoft had switched to Electron for Skype. Microsoft today released Skype version 8.61 (Desktop app), along with the Skype version 15 for Windows 10 (Store app), both Electron-based.
Some time ago, Microsoft replaced the Skype UWP app with a newer electron version in the Store. Due to this update, Skype lost some of its features, which Microsoft is now restoring in the latest app version.
Microsoft has updated the Skype app with version 8.60, which now inlcudes a 3x3 video call grid, available in the desktop version of the app. There are also new global hotkeys, moderated groups, and other nice improvements.
Microsoft has released a new Skype version to Insiders with plenty of interesting changes. Skype 220.127.116.11 comes with an option to change your background during the call, create moderated groups, choose your own message reactions, and more.
Starting in version 18.104.22.168 of Skype, you can set a custom image as your Skype background. It is a nice addition to the changes we have already seen in the same version earlier released to Insiders.
Microsoft has launched a new calling experience for Skype. A new feature, called Meet Now, allows organizing conferences with ease. No sign-ups or downloads required.
Microsoft has released a new Skype version to Insiders. The app version 22.214.171.124 comes with new interesting features, such as Recent Chats, bulk contact deletion, and more.
Microsoft updates Skype Insider for Windows 10. It is a bit surprising, but the new app is based on the Electron platform. The update lacks certain features that were available in its previous releases.
Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web 126.96.36.199 begin rolling out March 2, 2020. It will be gradually released over the next week. It features a couple of long awaited features.