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Skype's refreshed icon now rolling out for iOS beta testers

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

If you're a Skype beta tester on iOS, you'll notice the app has received an icon refresh with its latest update. The move is part of a larger overhaul of Microsoft's Office icons, which the company debuted last year.

While the rest of the Office suite has received a pretty drastic refresh in terms of icon design, Skype's is much more modest. While the old icon featured white iconography against a blue background, the new icon inverts that relationship. The now-blue portion of the icon is slimmed down a bit compared to the old version, while the signature Skype "S" is now a bit slimmer as well.

Skype Icon - Old Vs New

As far as we can tell, the new icon is only available for Skype beta testers on iOS at this point. However, its rollout here should mean the overhaul isn't too far behind on other platforms.

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5 Comments
  • Get rid of these ugly white backgrounds on mobile devices and it'll be perfect.
  • Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😳😳😳
    I'm flabbergasted🌋🌋🌋
  • People still use Skype? 😲
  • Hellz yes. It's mandatory at work for IM, and that's how we do meetings because we are all around the world. It's extremely relevant.
  • Dont bother replying to the meme kids.