Skype receives major updates on all platforms. According to Microsoft, this is “improved, faster, reliable and super modern Skype”. In a blog post, Microsoft says it is upgrading and modernizing the “most important part” of Skype, the call phase, adding new layouts, themes and other ways to help everyone connect more closely during a call.
“We wanted to make sure the app still felt familiar while we are modernized look and feel and make the experience more inclusive.“
Users can now be seen in the call. With the new way “together”, everyone can appear in this new network, even if they don’t share videos. Skype also brings participants only with sound, and they will get their background in the call phase.
The video call app now has upgraded chat headers with a new look, added group avatars, and new key tilts.
If you don’t want to download Skype, sign up for a new account, or just want to keep a call for less than 45 minutes, there’s a new Skype tool called Meet Now. With it, you can create and join calls with just one connection, similar to what FaceTime now does with iOS 15.
Microsoft says Skype calls are available in all browsers, so “no matter what device, platform or browser you use, Skype will always give you a great experience.”
There are some other tricks like custom notification sounds, call response and super reactions.
One of the most significant features that comes in the app is Skype Universal Translator. According to a blog post, “with Universal Translator you can communicate with anyone in any language, via fixed or video call. Cheap calls with a real-time translator on top, we love to transfer that science fiction from Star Trek to reality. ”
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