Today an update version of Skype has been launched by Microsoft, in which the company introduces an impressive redesign and supplements new snapchat-like features.
In other words, Skype’s redesign will allow you to have a better focus on some of its built-in features. For example, you can observe chat bots or conversations with other real people more easily. Even, it also supports a new Snapchat Stories-like feature baked right in. After taking a photo, Skype will provide users with a series of colors like Microsoft’s features, so they can comfortably select one to edit their photo.
Apart from that, users are capable of accessing “Highlights” simply through swiping off the primary Chats screen. Similar to Snapchat and Instagram, this feature assists you in taking a photo or video, adding texts, emoji, and stickers to it. After that, your product will be posted within your own Highlights reel. However, because it is just saved for 24 days, so only your followers can see it.
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According to Amritansh Raghav, Skype’s Corporate Vice President, now Skype’s format respectively resembles Facebook. The interesting point is that even those who do not have their own accounts on social networks can easily update news or stories from the feed like other popular apps. In other words, “Stories” on Skype will create a favorable environment for everyone to interact with each other. Currently, Chat bots are supplemented to Skype together with its traditional video calling feature. However, all are becoming more and more optimal because not only can you communicate via your voice, but you also can express your feelings better via sending stickers and emoji, or even images. All these items will be shown in a new overlay during the call for a short time
Eventually, Skype users should notice that Skype’s redesign will be applied to the Android platform first. About a month later, iOS users can get access to it; whereas, Mac and Windows PC users may have to wait for this update at least several months.