Video chat medium, Skype, has revamped its web platform, adding on various services including HD video calling and an option to record calls. The Microsoft owned platform has also added a number of improved interfaces to make usage easier.
The new features which were rolled out on Thursday are aimed at those who prefer to use the web platform without a need for the service’s standalone app to get access to these features.
The new Skype for Web comes with a HD one-to-one or group video calling with support for call reactions. This means users can add live texts or emoticons during the video call. The company has also added a call recording support for users.
Also, a new notification panel that shows users all the notifications in one place has been included. Users can now check the bell icon for message notifications, @mentions in group conversations, or quoted messages. Clicking on the notifications will take you to where you were mentioned for you to reply.
Users can also search for messages easily as the new search functionality will let them find messages in the current conversation by typing the word or phrase to be found in the search box. Additionally, the new Skype for Web has a separate chat media gallery which stores all the files, links, and photos shared in any conversation for easy discovery by users.
Skype has always been about bringing people together. We continue to be driven by the opportunity to connect our global community of hundreds of millions of users, empowering them to feel closer and achieve more together.Skype
These new features are currently available for all desktop devices that run on Windows 10 and Mac OSX10.12 or higher with the latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Other browsers such as Firefox, Safari, or Opera are not currently supported.
Skype is one of the prominent video call platforms that have been around for years. And since its Microsoft acquisition in 2011, the platform has been adding new features in order to compete with other social media apps like, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter etc.
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