Microsoft Skype today announced a couple of changes coming to the calling experience on your mobile device. The latest changes are part of Microsoft’s plans to modernize Skype and its infrastructure, which the company has been working on for more than a year now.
Firstly, Microsoft announced that calls will be much more reliable as they won’t be automatically stopped if the host of the call leaves it. For instance, if you are in a group call and your friend is hosting the call — if your friend leaves the call, you’ll continue to be able to talk with others in the group call. Previously, Skype would automatically stop the call if the host left.
In addition to this, Microsoft is also merging all the different type of calls into a single Calls section. The Calls tab will now display all of your Skype-to-Skype audio or video calls, mobile, as well as landline calls. Microsoft says the company is also revamping the Skype Credit purchasing experience, but there aren’t many details about that yet.
Lastly, Microsoft also announced that it is introducing a new way to listen to voicemail on Skype — it’ll now allow users to send a video message instead of the traditional voicemails. Users can also send a text instead of sending a voice message — but if you still prefer the traditional Skype voicemails, you will be able to enable, too.