Skype web beta is the latest to offer a dark theme option

Microsoft has added a dark theme option to its ongoing beta web version of Skype. It's just the latest app from the company to offer such a dark theme.

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The new update to the browser version of Microsoft's VoIP service (via MSPU) was quietly added a few days ago and brings the version number up to 1.61.68. It's now available in the web app's Settings menu under the new "Personalization" option. Microsoft added a dark theme to the Skype Preview for Windows 10 in May, and recently added the same option to the Windows 10 Maps app, along with the MSN Sports and Money apps.

Microsoft first announced the beta web browser version of Skype in 2014, making it available to a select number of testers before opening it up to everyone in June 2015. Even though it's been well over a year since the worldwide launch, Microsoft has still not removed the "beta" tag from the Skype web version.

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John Callaham
  • It's good to have color choices. dark theme is necessary and blue is iconic.
  • Can't beat Instagram's beta period though
  • LOL
  • Will this ever be available for Business/O365 accounts??
  • Cool. Now just to unify the dark colour across all the apps and in accordance with the UIX.
  • Stopped using Skype years ago, kept getting spam which doesn't happen on any other chat platforms. Gets depressing looking all the mistakes MS has made and opportunities it has failed to seize.
  • I agree, it's frequent to receive messages from I don't know who inviting you to visit erotic sites. I only used Skype to make international calls which were cheaper than my telephone's company but now it's pointless to have Skype installed in any device I have ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Nice :) Would be great though that websites/web apps are able to listen to your Personalization preferences you've set in Windows Settings or Microsoft Edge's Settings. Just like regular UWP apps are doing
  • And Skype for business?
  • I've used skype preview for a while and finally decided to uninstall it today and go back to the good old desktop app. Skype preview lacks basic features like drag and drop, keyboard shortcuts and configurable downloads folder. I was quite excited about its looks but in the end productivity is what really counts.
  • The things you mentioning it lacks, are on their way in the foreseeable future.
  • Does anyone know if this "beta" Skype Preview can be uninstalled within the Outlook Mail app and if so please share how it can be done, thanks.  I would love to get rid of Skype within the Outlook Mail app.  I have it uninstalled on my laptop and Android phone, but everytime I sign into Outlook Mail it automatically signs me into this Skype Preview too and I don't want Skype.
  • Is that all Microsoft can do putting a dark themes for Skype when there is no app in your store to download Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • App keep crashing all the time and loading I hate Microsoft for not fixing that problem Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Microsoft should pay android developer to bring android app to Microsoft store Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • In my android phone my Facebook messenger can make calls and videos calls but my LumiA 640 Facebook messenger cannot make call and videos Posted via the Windows Central App for Android