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Microsoft last month announced a new Skype app for users on all platforms. The Redmond Giant had released the New Skype app with new UI to users on Android some time ago. Today the company has pushed out the new Skype experience to users on iOS devices.

The new Skype app is available for download for all iOS users. The app is updated to new version 8.1 and users with the Skype app on iOS will be getting the new update. The app has been built from scratch and is an attempt by Microsoft to bring their popular video calling service to mainstream with the likes of WhatsApp, Snapchat, Messenger etc.

The new experience has three main tabs on its first page: Find, Chat, and Capture. Capture allow users to instantly share their pictures or videos after editing it which is pretty much similar to Snapchat.

The Captured videos are shown to your friends and families in a new Highlights section which can be seen as Microsoft’s version of Instagram stories and is called Highlights of your day. Skype Highlights are up for up to seven days. The new app allows you to make your video calls more expressive.

The new Skype app which was already made available to Android users is now available for iOS users on the App store which can be downloaded by clicking the below App Store link.

Download Skype app for iOS.

  • Three Sisters

    The “New Skype” for iOS has the absolutely worst user interface of any smartphone app I have seen to date: overloaded, unintuitive, utterly useless. Basics tasks that used to be trivial are no longer possible to find or impossible to accomplish. Total fail.