Skype brings a handful of new features to its messaging app

Skype brings a handful of new features to its messaging app
Skype's messaging app might seem a bit obsolete for some due to the lack of many features, but that's about to change. The developer announced a new set of improvements are coming to Skype in the coming days.

The newest update brings message drafts, a much-needed feature that allows Skype users to save any messages they didn't send in the corresponding conversation. Skype also says that messages saved as drafts are even available when you leave and come back to the Skype app, but we don't think adding this feature in any other way would be useful.

Message bookmarks is another important addition in this update. It will allow Skype users to bookmark any message in conversations by simply right-clicking or long-pressing the message and tapping Add bookmark. The message will be saved in the Bookmarks screen with other bookmarked messages.

Furthermore, the update brings the option to preview photos, videos, and files that you want to share before sending them. You can even add a message that will be sent along with the files if you want to write an explanation or description for what you're sending.

Also, a new way to display multiple photos or videos sent at once. You'll now see an album in the chat history with all the photos combined, but you can also check them out individually by clicking between the photos or videos in the album.

All the new features announced today will be available on the latest version of Skype across all platforms, so expect to see them soon on your phone.

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3 Comments

1. KonSkl

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

Good stuff, though the one thing they should focus most is app launch times. It's very very slow to launch compared to the competition.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 878; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Skype platform is dead.

3. KonSkl

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

Well in my company we communicate solely via skype and skype for business...

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