Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft updated the iOS version of Skype
to support the iPhone X
and its unorthodox display, but also overhauled the interface of the app with new looks.
Never forgetting about its Android users, Microsoft just recently revealed that the Android version of the app will also score a new interface that will be in line with what we've seen on iOS.
Microsoft says that after the update the app will adhere to Google’s Material Design guidelines for bottom bar navigation, bring back a contextual FAB for quick access to key actions, and finally, have an updated header & search icon to feel more at home on Android. It also features Composer, a new functionality that bundles together all of your contacts, chat bots, and groups when creating a new chat thread.
Overall, it sounds like a pretty neat set of improvements. Still, there's no word if Skype Lite, Skype for Business, and Skype Preview will receive the interface modifications as well.
The update should be rolling out to your Android devices as we speak. Di you get it? Do you love it? Make sure to tell us!