Microsoft releases preview version of revamped Skype for Windows desktop app
Microsoft has released a preview version of a revamped Skype app for Windows desktop users that includes a number of new features and improvements for the popular messaging and chat app.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated, "Now, you'll see thumbnail pictures of your contacts, a new bubble-style chat design, and consistent icons for chat, video calls and audio calls." It added:
The new UI now allows user to conduct video chats on one side while also texting messages and sharing photos and files on the other side. Finally, this preview version's new design offers better support for group video calls.
If you have downloaded and used this preview version, what is your opinion on the new design and features?
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab), Skype Windows desktop preview (opens in new tab)
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I wish I could use Skype
1) Office like ribbon for desktop app.
2) Easier options to delete chats
3) Seriously make skype a good competitor for other messaging service like WhatsApp, viber, etc. By bringing new features.(Faster app, sticker supports so on)
I would like to see skype to be used as frequently as WhatsApp, messenger. IMO people use skype for video calls only(Not day to day). MS needs to change people's perception towards skype and market skype as better IM than it is currently. MS should hurry up before it becomes another MS. Service to fade away slowly.
I think skype has a lot of potential but there is something missing and its not attracting new people to use it.
It's nice when you have the show-picture on, but not nice when you turn it off.
I always turned the pictures off to shrink the list, but now the space between every name is the same when the pictures are on, and it's unuseful. But it's a preview. I have faith.... Edit:
And since when UI Modern has bubbles with round corners????????????????????? WTF! It just feels too much iOAss.
It's about the time of the input text.
In the "old" Skype every input text had its time, but in this Preview there is only the time from the first input text because it considers the sequence of sentences all in one bubble and so it signs only one time. If I write at 8.AM, and then I write again at 10 AM and then again at 5Pm, it just shows 8AM, making think that I was writing all that only at 8 AM.
It's completely wrong!...
It's important to show when a text has been input exactly.