Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Skype Preview for Mac rolling out with mentions, improved group calls & more

Skype's new mobile design arrives on the desktop for Windows 10 testers The new Skype experience is now available in preview on Windows and Mac
Velma Reese | 19 August, 2017, 09:20

Skype Preview is presently accessible for Mac, Windows 10 November update, and bring down forms.

A new "Chat Gallery" feature has also been introduced with this update to the Skype Preview app.

The latest redesign comes as Microsoft faces renewed competition in the online and mobile video calling market, particularly in the enterprise space. Fortunately, with a little arm twisting, you can get a taste of the new Skype without needing to switch to MacOS or a lower version of Windows. Start experiencing it for yourself by downloading Skype Preview for non-Windows 10 PCs and Macs today at Skype Insider. "Skype Preview puts chat front and center-making this the most expressive Skype ever".

However, the new redesign has some features like the image sharing, the GIF support and also flagging out someone, in a group chat, which seemed to be a bit useful when compared to the rest. The latest update to the app, which acts as sort of a beta testing ground for new features, adds Microsoft's digital assistant as a bot, along with a couple of other notable features.

Skype Desktop Preview
Microsoft brings its redesigned Skype mobile interface to Mac and "non-Windows 10 PC users"

The new Skype Preview app for Windows and macOS can be downloaded on this page, and the app is still very much a work in progress.

Earlier this month, Microsoft and PayPal announced peer-to-peer payment support on the iOS and Android versions of the Skype app.

@mentions, message reactions, and a new notification panel: Microsoft said you're now able to "quickly jump back into conversations where you were @mentioned to see how people reacted to what you've said", and you can keep track of your mentions in the notification panel. Lately, dark themes have become popular choices with services like YouTube and Twitter rolling out the option. Instead, this is the updated Skype Desktop app that runs on Windows 7, Windows 8.X.

New chat media gallery: It's easier to find your media content, like links and documents and photos, in a chat, thanks to the new chat media gallery.

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