Skype reintroduces some features lost after the previous Android and iOS updates


Microsoft released a new version of Skype called “the next generation” last month. The new app was launched on both Android and iOS platforms and brought a completely redesigned user interface, as well as new features and improvements.

Due to the new design some of the existent features were removed and replaced with others, but the new once didn't really worked out for many Skype users. Following users reports, Microsoft has decided to bring back some of the features that were cut out after the last major update. On top of that, the developers have added even more functions to Skype for Android and iOS.

So, the first features that have been reintroduced in the last update are the status display for contacts on the home screen, which will allow Skype users to see who is active at first glance. Then, all the native sharing capabilities on both Android and iOS have been added again so that you can continue to share to Skype chats from other apps and services.

Among the new features announced today, Skype says it has added more themes and colors options to make it easier to personalize Skype. Also, the user interface has been updated again to further improve legibility and make it simpler to navigate and access conversations.

Lastly, a couple of fixes have been implemented that are supposed to address issues that users experience when trying to delete contacts or conversations. Some other fixes for notifications and multi-tasking while in a call have been included in the update too.

So, there you have it, folks, Microsoft seems to be listening to its users. Otherwise, we wouldn't have seen these changes so soon after a major Skype update was released.

source: Skype

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