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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
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

  • 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.