Microsoft has announced a complete redesign of Skype. The company introduces the chat service with new themes, a renewed interface and “better performance” on smartphones and desktop computers. These updates will be released in the coming months.
Microsoft writes The company intends to “improve it, make it faster, more reliable and update” Skype. The company says it has heard feedback from Skype users and reports that it will release new features for the chat service in the coming months.
Skype will get a new interface for voice and video calls, among other things. The service will have several viewing options, including a grid view that should display all of the conversation participants side by side, regardless of whether they are using a webcam or not. Users can also choose to only show chat members who are using the webcam. The user’s video feed is also displayed in the network. The service will also receive a file LoudspeakerPresentation, which shows only the participant who is speaking. Microsoft blog also refers to “big gallery” and file together-method.
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Microsoft is also adding new themes and layout options to Skype. For example, the buttons are provided with new color gradients. In addition, the icons in the service are provided with Microsoft elaborate design-the design. Users without a profile picture now also get a color picture with their initials, instead of the blue letters on a flat background. The company also claims that the service performs up to “30 percent” better on desktop computers and “up to 2,000 percent” better on Android in “key scenarios,” although the company does not explain why these numbers are based. .
Moreover, the tech giant talks about an improvement Now meet function, which allows Skype users to invite people to a conversation even if they don’t have an account. The company also comes with a TwinCam feature, which allows users to stream video from two cameras simultaneously. Users can scan the QR code on the desktop version of Skype using their smartphone, after which they can use their phone as an additional camera. Skype Translate now also works with Skype-to-phone calls. Previously, this feature only worked in Skype chats.
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