Microsoft updates Skype with Snapchat-like photo effects
Skype is mostly a business tool, but Microsoft has decided it needs an entertainment aspect that other communications services already have for a long time. So, starting this week, Microsoft introduces photo effects in Skype.
These smart photo effects allow Skype users to customize effects options based on what's in each picture. It's very easy to use – simply take a photo, tap the magic wand button in the top of the screen and access the new photo effects.
According to Microsoft, these photo effects may include celebrity lookalike, smart face sticker, location and weather, and mystery face swap. Moreover, they are always changing, so you'll have to try them out on different days of the week and during holidays to get different effects.
The new photo effects are available on both the Android and iOS platforms and you can use them in conversations and Highlights. Make sure to update your Skype app to the latest version in order to benefit from the new personalization improvements.