The latest Skype Insider update introduces a new "Raise hand” feature for Skype video meetings, which Microsoft previously added to Microsoft Teams earlier this year.
Skype has started testing a new “Meet Now” feature that should make it easy to set up a group call with people who don’t use Skype.
A slightly redesigned Skype icon is now available on the desktop for Skype Insiders, and it's a very subtle change compared to the Fluent Design refresh we’ve recently seen for the Office and OneDrive icons.
Skype is continuing to bring back desktop features that have been lost during the transition from Skype Classic to the new cross-platform client.
Skype on iOS and Android will soon get the screen sharing feature that has been available on the desktop for years.
Microsoft has updated its Skype Preview app on the desktop to add previews for photos and files you want to share with your contacts before hitting the send button.
Skype is catching up with Facebook Messenger by doubling the maximum number of people in group calls from 25 to 50.
Microsoft has started testing two new features with Skype Insiders on desktop and mobile this week, personalized emoticons and a new mobile call experience.
Microsoft has started warning Skype for Web users that the app will soon be replaced by a new version based on Skype v8, which requires using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
The Quick Access menu replaces the much bigger pop up window that previously showed up when you clicked on your Avatar, though the core functionality isn’t that different.
By popular request, Skype is bringing back the “Away” status that used to be available in the Skype classic app before it was deprecated in November.
Microsoft is adding a new Archive feature to its new cross-platform Skype app, for the times when you want to hide conversations instead of deleting them.
The latest Skype preview build 8.26.76 brings support for read receipts, letting you see at a glance who read your latest messages.
Microsoft is introducing today end-to-end encrypted Skype messages and audio calls for Skype Insiders on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.
After listening to user feedback, the Skype team will implement an easier way to change your status in the new Skype experience.
Skype Preview is now officially available on Linux, and it's a nice replacement for the previous beta app based on Skype for Web.