New Skype update window

We had earlier reported that Microsoft will be ending support for its Classic Skype app on the desktop this fall. The company is now rolling out the new Skype version 8 to more users globally. The rollout was announced by Peter Skillman, Director of Design for Skype and Outlook yesterday on his official Twitter account.

The latest Skype version 8 comes with some new built-in features like the Call Recording and more. The company has also added many new features and accessibility improvements to Skype 8.

The new Skype update will now show the Skype version on sign in screen. The Skype team has also added a new setting for a secondary ringing device along with bringing some advanced webcam settings.

The team has also added a new setting for incoming call notification when the Skype users have activated the Do Not Disturb Mode. Users will now be able to Mute or remove participants in a group call along with hiding conversations from the chat list.

There is a new setting added to change the text size on the desktop and the global conversation search now shows more than 20 results. A new setting can now be found to “Enter” or “Return” to send message or add a line and also disable link previews.

Microsoft has also made some improvements to the Drag and drop file sharing option along with improving the availability status on desktop. Users can now add a phone number as a contact without having to save the name for the particular number.

Microsoft has also announced that it is working on bringing the Skype 8 on feature parity with the Skype Classic app. Skype was recently updated to support split view and Microsoft says it is working on several other features that should be added to the app soon.

  • As of Nov. 4th, Split View is only available for those who are windows insiders and those who opted for the Skype App Preview without being insiders. Many of the features in Mr. Skillman’s tweet are not yet available to the UWP React Native app aka Skype 14.

  • Just

    All the long list makes me think that Skype became at least a bit usable after 7.x, then I install it and HELL NO, this is still the same shit in general, with minor to miniscule changes, nothing impacting real usability.

  • Dean

    But still doesn’t show all of my contacts properly. :/

  • truespyfan

    What an abortion this version I was FORCED to upgrade to today is.
    Were lobotomy’s free that week?