Skype catches up to Windows 11, at least when it comes to rounded corners

Skype on Windows 10
Skype on Windows 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and the web just received an update to version 8.78.
  • The update adds new options for screen sharing and a refreshed overall design.
  • Skype on iOS and Android also received an update that adds a new search bar.

Microsoft recently released Skype 8.78 to all major platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, and the web. The update brings a modern interface to the desktop and web versions of Skype, including rounded corners and a refreshed design. The mobile versions of Skype gain a new search bar and the option to have notifications moved to the bottom of the screen.

Here's everything that's new in Skype version 8.78 (opens in new tab):

Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web

  • Sharing is caring: We've given you more options for sharing—or not sharing—in Skype. Learn more about screen sharing in Skype.
  • Thoroughly modern messaging: In the light theme, rounded corners and added color modernize our design and make your messages look sharp. We've also made avatars larger.
  • And modern calling, too: Enjoy a modernized experience while you're on a call.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We wrapped some bugs in a rug and took them outside. Then we tidied up a bit.

Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad

  • Stylin' and profilin': A bright, new search bar and updated avatars allow you to connect with style.
  • Keep it moving: Notifications have moved to the bottom of the screen for easier navigation.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We wrapped some bugs in a rug and took them outside. Then we tidied up a bit.

The update also fixes some issues with screensharing and a bug that caused the app to crash when sharing photos.

Sean Endicott
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  • Let's hope they fixed the crashes during call on windows 11 with this patch... I had to move Skype to the iPad since my surface got Windows 11... Skype was still crashing as of Saturday 😒
  • It is nice to see design consistency finally working its way through the MS products. Now, can we have some federation as well pls? Yes, I am looking at you Chat, Skype, GroupMe (and Xbox, LinkedIn optionally).
  • I guess rounded corners are the new hamburger menu. Any time an app gets them, another useless blog post pops up here.