Microsoft launches refreshed Skype for the web

A refreshed version of Skype for the web is rolling out today (opens in new tab), bringing the online version a collection of modernized updates that bring it more in line with the recent work Microsoft has done on its desktop apps.

Among the updates hitting Skype for the web today are HD video calling and call recording. The notifications panel also makes an appearance, giving you a dedicated place to check on any reactions to your messages, @mentions, and whether anyone has quoted you.

Searching for past messages and media is also a little easier. You can now type words or phrases in the search box to zero in on past messages that you're looking for. And a new media gallery for each conversation will present all of the links, files, and photos that have been shared between you and the other person.

If you want to give the new Skype for the web a try, you can check it out now with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 or higher.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

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