What you need to know
- Microsoft recently rolled out an update for Skype Insider Preview.
- The update adds the ability to quote/reply to a photo, which was a functionality previously limited to responding to text.
- It's now easier to like or react to messages in Skype Insider Preview as well.
The latest update to Skype Insider Preview adds the ability to quote/reply to a photo. Previously, users could only quote text messages in Skype. The update also makes it easier to like and react to messages. People can now double tap to like a text message and click or tap on someone else's reaction to add a reaction.
It's worth noting that WhatsApp and some other platforms have supported quoting photos and other forms of media for quite some time. Still, it's nice to see Microsoft add support for a popular feature.
Here's what's new in the latest Skype Insider Preview, as found in the update's changelog (opens in new tab):
- "Quote/Reply to a photo on all Platforms. You can now directly reply to/quote a picture that someone sends you in chat. Before, you could only quote text messages.
- Double tap to like a text message received on Mobile. You can quickly and conveniently double tap a message, to quickly react to it with a like.
- Click/tap on someone else's reaction to add a message reaction on all Platforms. To duplicate someone's message reaction, click on their reaction on desktop and tap on mobile. You can also remove the reaction the same way. To see who reacted with an emoticon, hover on desktop and tap&hold on Mobile.
- Stability improvements"
The update also includes a list of bug fixes, including improvements on Windows 11, Windows 10, iOS, and Android.
Microsoft noted that the new features mentioned in its post will roll out gradually. As a result, you may not be able to use them at this time, even if you're a Skype Insider.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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