Microsoft is rolling out a new look for Skype on Outlook.com
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced plans to add many new features to its free Outlook.com email service. While those new additions are still only available for a handful of Outlook.com users, today the company has started a roll out for a new design for the service's built-in Skype feature.
Officially, the new design is available as a beta. Here's what Outlook.com users can expect when they use the Skype chat feature:
Microsoft says the new Skype design will be available for all Outlook.com users over the coming months.
Source: Skype (opens in new tab)
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As it stands now, Skype is more of a hassle to use than anything. Just try using imessage or facetime. Both are fully integrated, imessage works automatically and is automatically tied to your apple account. Same with facetime. Skype is a separate program that has to be downloaded and opened to use. Skype needs to be built into windows, and it needs to have SMS and video calling integration on android. That's the only way it's going to succeed. Also it needs to work better with more than one device at a time. Half the time I'll be on Skype on my computer and get a Skype call on my phone only.