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Bing AI has just arrived on Skype chat, as Microsoft launched the latest version of the app. The best part of it is that it helps you write your messages better.
As noted from the official changelog, the new feature, called “Bing Tone Rewrites,” allows users to have their messages rewritten in a variety of tones, including professional, casual, and witty — now live in the latest version of Skype Insider Preview (v. 8.104)
To use Bing Tone Rewrites, users simply start typing a message in the Skype chat composer. As they type, Bing will suggest rewrites that are more concise, more formal, or more informal. Users can then choose the rewrite that they prefer.
It’s not surprising, though. Not too long ago, Microsoft brought Bing Image Creator to the app because, after all, who would refuse an AI-generated picture of a flying cat in a bag of potatoes?
In addition to suggesting rewrites, Bing Tone Rewrites also provides a real-time progress bar that shows how far along the rewrite process is. This allows users to see how their message is changing as they type.
“We’ve made it effortless to share your Skype profile on desktop! Look for the new share icon next to the Profile header in the MePanel. Click it, and the Share Profile panel pops up. Sharing made simple, one click at a time!” Microsoft adds.
Obviously, the update also includes several changes that make Skype more reliable and secure and also fixes some issues that users have been experiencing — like unsaved login credentials and sign-in issues.
Skype for mobile is available on iOS and Android. You can read the full changelog of the update here.