Microsoft Releases Redesigned Skype Desktop App For Windows And Mac To Make It Easier To Chat And Share

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Microsoft today released a redesigned Skype app for Windows and Mac that is built to make it easier to chat and share. If you already using Skype on mobile, you’ll recognize that this desktop redesign is inspired from it. You can see thumbnail pictures of your contacts, a new bubble-style chat design, and consistent icons for chat, video calls and audio calls.

Photos in new Skype for Windows and Mac apps are beautifully displayed for your instant viewing. Also, on Windows, there’s more spacing between contacts and chats, as well as message previews for unread chats, making it even easier to follow conversations.

Microsoft has also made improvements to other types of file sharing, too. When you share file types like Office documents and PDFs, you’ll see file icons displayed to make it easier to visually scan for and find different files in your chat history.

There is a new side-by-side design, you can effortlessly multi-task on a voice or video call. On Mac, it only takes one click. Share messages, photos or files for a more active conversation together, without ever leaving your call.

Download Skype for Mac 7.0 and the preview for the new Skype for Windows.

Read more at Skype blog.

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