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Microsoft had recently updated its Skype App with a next generation UI overhaul interface and an altogether new look. The company had then removed the old Manual Presence controls were replaced with showing just one “Active” option whenever the users logged in to the Skype App.

This change had not gone down well with lot of users who had complained and were unhappy with the change. Now based on the unhappiness and negative feedback from lot of users, Microsoft has now acted upon the same and is presently working on bringing back the old Manual Presence Controls to the Skype App.

With the new change the users will now be able to set their presence as “Active” or ” Do Not Disturb” from their avatar which would be visible to other contacts. The company is also adding the option of Invisible (Available Earlier) which was also removed along with the other old options.

The green Dot on contacts which reflected as users being Active has now been made much bigger in size and the users can also see their own status which is being visible to others.

The current changes are available for users of Skype with latest version for iOS, Android, Mac, Linux and Windows Desktop. The company confirms that these changes will be making it to the UWP Skype Windows 10 app very soon but there has been no ETA mentioned as yet.

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