Microsoft is rolling out an updated version of the Skype app for Android. It is already available for Insiders as of this writing and it brings the Material Design bits to the app's UI.
The new app follows Google's Material Design guidelines for bottom bar navigation. Also, it has got a contextual Floating Action Button (FAB) for "quick access to key actions." The app now comes with an updated icon and a header. Here are some screenshots:
There is a new feature in this update. It is known as "SuperComposer". When the user taps the compose button in the chat list, it opens your recent contacts along with quick actions like "make a call", "invite to Skype", "create new group", "search bots", and "add a contact".
Microsoft describes it as follows:
We are also introducing a new experience we're calling the "SuperComposer". When you tap the compose (either the compose FAB on Android or the compose button on iOS) on the main chats list, you’ll invoke a new screen that includes your recent contact list, as well as easy access to actions including new group, search bots, add contact, invite to Skype, and make a call.
Our goal here is to create a utilitarian experience that allows you to quickly get things done in Skype. We’d also love to hear what you think about this new composer!
To join the testing, visit this page:
What do you think about the design update? Do you think it's great that Skype on Windows has got the Fluent Design but on Android, it follows Google's Material Design? Or do you want a more uniform look on all platforms?
Source: Microsoft Answers.
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