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Skype Preview gives a look into new Skype

18 August, 2017, 12:14 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Skype's new mobile design arrives on the desktop for Windows 10 testers

The Skype desktop preview for desktops has the same features and a similar design as to what's found on the new mobile experience, but it is specifically designed with desktop in mind, to take full advantage of the larger screen, according to Microsoft. "Group chats are livelier with new features that improve your connection with friends and family".

In addition, group calls in Skype now include real-time screen and drag-and-drop photo-sharing.

Microsoft has announced the release of Skype Preview for Mac and Windows desktops.

Here's a look at what's new: ● @mentions, message reactions and a new notification panel - Stay on top of your day with help from the notification panel.

The new notification panel allows users to get a quick view of any notifications since they were last in Skype and can easily jump into any conversation by clicking the relevant one. Skype Preview also has a new way to find shared content like links, documents, and media from earlier with the new chat gallery feature.

The redesign on both mobile and desktop is meant to bring a more youthful feel to the messaging app with multicolored group chats, emoji reactions for video calls and text conversations and more. We've already started rolling out some of these features. Introducing these new features will only make the simple user experience of video calling more complex. You can install it alongside the standard desktop app, but the Skype team says that it will only run on Windows 10 version 1511 (OS Build 10586) and older. Skype Preview will install alongside Skype classic, making it easy to switch back if needed. Message history: You can still access all the chats and calls you've had on Skype.

How can you get the Skype desktop preview?

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