Skype finally getting dark mode on Android and iOS, lots of fixes

Skype finally getting dark mode on Android and iOS, lots of fixes
Microsoft is finally bringing Skype users one of the many much needed features – a dark theme. It's probably not a coincidence that the new feature comes on the heels of Apple's iOS 13 release, but we'll take it anyway.

The good news is the newly released dark mode is now available on both Android and iOS platforms. But that's not the only new change included in the update. A lot of bug fixes have been implemented, which we've listed below:

  • Conversation window sizes and positions remembered in Split View
  • Ability to move and resize your video preview during a video call in Split View
  • Focus in composer after opening the conversation in Split View
  • Indication of new messages in the individual conversation windows in Split View
  • Minimized windows are restored when a conversation is activated from recent chats or the call monitor window in Split View
  • Grouped notifications on Android

Last but not least, Skype added an option to schedule call for groups, a new feature that was previously available from a 1:1 chat only. You'll be able to select all the participants of the group to pre-arrange a time for a call.

The new features are now deployed in stages over the next couple of days, so be patient if you don't see them right away.

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4 Comments

1. Mike88

Posts: 435; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Last time I used Skype, it already had some sort of dark mode.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3150; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Skype has had dark theme for years natively on Windows, it’s Android and iOS who are catching up. Even BlackBerry 10 had dark theme since the Z30.

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Skype is doomed

5. Zenodroid

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

Skype dark has been on Android all 2019!

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