Skype 8.78 bring several UI improvements and fixes

Microsoft released Skype 8.78 for users on all platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Android, iPhone, and iPad. Here is what is new.

What is new in Skype 8.78

What is new in Skype 8.78 on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web?

  • Improved Sharing. Without much detail, Microsoft says Skype 8.78 "gives more options for sharing" in Skype. Unfortunately, Microsoft failed to explain what exactly that means.


  • Improved UI. The latest version of Skype brings rounded corners and more color to your conversations. Also, avatars are now slightly larger for better clarity.

  • A more modern calling. Here is one more cryptic change in Skype, the meaning of which you have to figure on your own: "a modernized calling experience," whatever that means.

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. Developers fixed several bugs and made the app more stable.

What is new in Skype 8.78 on iPhone, iPad, and Android?

  • Improved UI. Skype 8.78 for mobile devices now offers a new search bar and updated avatars.

  • A new place for notifications. Developers moved notifications to the bottom of the screen for improved and easier navigation inside the app on devices with large displays.

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. Pretty self-explanatory, unlike other things in the changelog for Skype 8.78.

Microsoft also mentioned two specific fixes in Skype 8.78.


  • Developers fixed a bug causing Skype to display a green screen instead of other users' screen share.

  • Also, Skype 8.78 solves a problem with crashes when attempting to share a photo via Skype.

Microsoft is now rolling out Skype 8.78 to all users in the stable channel. It is worth reminding that Microsoft usually pushes feature updates in waves, which means some users will get a new version a little later than others. This approach helps Skype developers ensure a stable rollout of new versions and prevent last-minute bugs from reaching millions of users.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple.

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