Skype Preview set to be launched on desktop platform
stylish, by some users but not quite so by some others. Though, Microsoft appears
to be immovable as it still uses the same design on their mobile apps.
platform. The company has opened a Preview for the new look and features. For
now, this Preview will not replace the standard Skype, though.
models, with colorful highlights and gradients, and a recurring wave motif. It
also adds Snapchat Stories. There are also new tools like image-sharing within
calls, and reactions.
such as the ability to refer to a specific person during a group conversation,
the ability to react to comments, and a new notifications panel.
images and/or videos previously shared in a conversation. To check out this
Preview version, go to Microsoft’s Skype Insider page, register with a
Microsoft account, and download the appropriate version for your device.
the platform, according to some reports. Skype had been losing its place among
all the chat apps. However, this change in design is mainly in response to
complaints about missing functionality and performance issues. Nevertheless,
desktop users usually care more about function than form, so the new redesign
might not satisfy everyone.
classic Skype’s features to the new design. However, the company warns that the
new Skype is not complete, and there are several features missing. Let us just
hope that the company allows the desktop redesign stay for a little while more
before making the transition mandatory.