Microsoft redesigns Skype for Windows and macOS users

Sean Jeffries avatar. By: Sean Jeffries
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The all-new Skype has finally arrived after first being launched for iOS and Android and while its no secret Microsoft has been snubbing its very own Windows Mobile when it comes to new applications and features, this time is different: Microsoft released the new Skype for Mac and older versions of Windows. Strangely enough, Skype is not yet offered for Windows 10.

 

The Skype redesign didn’t go as initially intended and attracted a lot of criticism from both Android and iOS users. However, the desktop version of Skype seems to be much better overall.

With the redesign in place, Skype offers a newly laid out notification panel and support for third-party add-ins like PayPal, Giphy, custom themes and others. As of now, the new version of Skype is available for Windows 7 and 8. Windows 10 users need to wait for the time being.

You’ll eventually get the new Skype

In the meantime, Microsoft assures users that it’s working on a redesign for Windows 10 users, with an update expected to arrive shortly.

For now, let us have a look at all the new features the Skype update has to offer:

  • Customizable themes
  • Ability to organize contact list by time, read or status.
  • Cloud-based sharing. Now one can send up to 300MB of files over Skype by dragging and dropping the files. The cloud integration also means that the Skype will use less power and computing resource as compared to the earlier version.
  • Cross-device functionality Messages and content will be available on a user’s Skype app regardless of the platform being used

Have you tried out the new Skype? Do you like it?

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