Skype has introduced a new background blur in Skype video calls. Background blur in Skype is similar to background blur in Microsoft Teams. It focuses your face where it belongs with a simple toggle. You can turn on the background blur simply by right-clicking or from the Skype settings, your background will be instantly and subtly blurred. Continue reading “Skype for desktop gets AI background blur for video calls”
Skype has announced that it is bringing call captioning with live captions & subtitles which works for one-on-one calls to any phone number, as well as in group calls with a work team or friend group. Simple settings allow you to turn them on for a single call or keep them turned on for all your calls. Continue reading “Skype for desktop gets AI-powered live captions and subtitles”
Skype has announced that Skype calling will be available on Amazon Alexa devices. With Skype on your Alexa-enabled device, you can connect hands-free with family and friends around the world just by saying, “Alexa, call Mom on Skype.” Continue reading “Skype calling rolling out to Amazon Alexa devices”
Apart from announcing new Echo products, Amazon is also introducing new Alexa features. These new capabilities include entertainment features like the left-right stereo pairing, TIDAL, and Amazon Music New Release Notifications; productivity features like email management, step-by-step cooking, and location-based Routines. Continue reading “Amazon introduces new Alexa features including Skype calling, FreeTime gets kid-focused routines, podcasts”
Skype is on a roll right now, as it is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul be in terms of design or addition of features. A few days back, in a push towards simplicity and familiarity, Microsoft removed the Highlights and Capture features from the app. Continue reading “Skype introduces call recording feature with options to save and share”
Redmond-giant is all set to redesign the Skype app in an attempt to give overall better experience for the users. In a push towards simplicity and familiarity as claimed by the company, they are removing the Highlights and Capture features, leaving the remaining Chats, Calls, and Contacts. Continue reading “Skype removes Highlights and Capture features in a push towards simplicity”
Microsoft today is rolling out a new update to Skype for the desktop that brings the version to 8.0 replacing Skype version 7.0. This update replaces Skype Classic. The new features to skype 8.0 include free HD video and screen sharing calls, chat media gallery, share photos, videos, and other files, and more. Continue reading “Skype 8.0 for desktop brings HD video calling, media gallery, call recording and more”
Microsoft has announced that it has optimized the Skype for Android phones running 4.0.3 to 5.1. Skype for Android crossed over one billion downloads from the Google Play Store last year. The new optimized version of Skype will be rolled out in the next few days worldwide. Continue reading “Skype now optimized for Android phones running 4.0.3 to 5.1”
Microsoft has teamed up with Signal; a protocol for the private messenger to bring an experimental feature called ‘Private Conversations’ with end-to-end encryption on Skype app. However, the end-to-end encryption is only available between one-on-one contacts but not in group chats. Continue reading “Microsoft partners with Signal to roll out Skype Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption”
Skype today has launched new smart whimsical effects, like quirky face stickers and witty captions for the mobile app adding more personalization to photos and highlights. These stickers and effects resemble Snapchat photo effects. Continue reading “Skype for Mobile updated with new AI-Powered photo effects and stickers”
Microsoft had launched redesigned Skype for mobile back in June, and the company has been testing its mobile interface changes in desktop versions of its apps. The redesigned interface mostly focused on media sharing and social expression tools. Today the company has publicly launched the redesigned Skype for the desktop.
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Microsoft is finally bringing Cortana to Skype for Android and iOS. Cortana will now appear as a permanent contact in every Skype user’s contact list. It will offer smart replies during chats to make conversations easy. The suggested responses can be accessed with a tap. Continue reading “Microsoft rolls out Cortana for Skype”
Skype and PayPal have teamed up to allow users to send and receive money right within the chat from the Skype app. The Send Money feature is live in 22 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and a number of European markets.
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Microsoft’s Skype is getting a major upgrade with a completely redesigned UI, new features such as ‘Highlights’ that lets you share the Highlights of your day, new “find” panel that makes Skype infinitely searchable and more.
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Skype has announced that it is updating its Android and iOS app with improvements to calls and voicemails.
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