Microsoft has just unveiled a new version of Skype which cuts the bridges with the past and looks at the scene with a younger, fresher face. The messaging app note has been completely redesigned , and many improvements and new features have been added, ranging to extend the possibilities of use.
Une of the most important changes is the new general interface , which provides three upper tab for access to chat, to Highlights and the camera tool. Great emphasis was given to the group chat , which now have more vibrant colors and can be customized: each user can choose a different color for your messages, and you can send emoji of each message, a bit ‘as it happens with reactions on Messenger .
But the similarities with competing services do not end there, because the new Highlights are nothing more than stories Snapchat disguise. Again these are “moments” in the form of photos or videos, to which our contacts may respond by sending emoji or starting a chat.
There are even more interesting tools as add-in and bots , available via the search tab within the chat. In addition, the camera tool allows you to have fun with filters, colors and other fun creative capabilities to create images to send to your friends and relatives.
The new Skype will soon be available for devices Android , iPhone , Windows and Mac . The roll-out of the new version has already begun to Android, and other platforms will receive the update in the coming weeks.
Microsoft’s move is aimed to regain lost ground with competing services the caliber of WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram and Snapchat, and new modern and colorful Skypecopy It borrows the best from these proposed app to do it right. We’ll see if this will be enough to give a new light with the messaging service, which finally seems to be able to fight on equal terms with the rest of the social world.