New Skype 8.77 version released


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The latest Skype version 8.77 is out. You asked, we delivered!

Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web
  • Blur the lines: Don't bother to tidy up before your Skype on the Web video call; just turn on background blur (because you can do that now). Learn more about customizing your background in Skype.
  • Fresh new threads: We've made some changes to modernize Skype's look, but don't worry, everything is still where you left it.
  • Foxy: We've added support for audio calls in Mozilla Firefox, so you can use Skype on the web on virtually any browser. Learn more about Skype browser compatibility.
  • Put a pin in that: Keep losing track of someone in a large call? We've now made it so you can pin participants to the active call stage, so you always know right where they are. Learn more about what you can do in a Skype call.
  • Meet, meet, meet: We've made some improvements to the Meet Now flow. Learn more about Meet Now in Skype.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've used loud noises to scare off some bugs, then battened down the hatches a bit to make everything just a little more solid.
Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad
What’s fixed?
  • Emoticon menu cut off on the left and right-hand side, in the mood message menu (Windows/Linux/Web)
  • Issues when locking a device does not turn off video (Android)
  • Issues with starting a Meet Now meeting (iOS)
The new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days so if you don’t see them right away, just check again soon!

Please let us know what you think about the latest changes, either here in the community or through the Skype app. And you can always go to Skype’s User Voice to submit and vote for new features and ideas.  You might also want to check out the known issues.

Thank you for all that you do to support Skype!

The Skype Team


Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...kype-877/1555fe0e-681d-4623-8a1b-7247ad31f680

See also:
Download: Download Skype | Free calls | Chat app
 

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Just a question.

If you're going to use something like this just for video chats with friends, is it best to use Skype or Microsoft Teams?
 

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Just a question.

If you're going to use something like this just for video chats with friends, is it best to use Skype or Microsoft Teams?
I use Telegram for all chats be it on my phone, computer, MacOS. Perfect integration, sharing full quality photos/videos, super private as you can delete the entire chat history from the other party's device with a single click, and it has excellent video/audio VoiP chat
 

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I can never get Skype to show all my contacts
 

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I can never get Skype to show all my contacts
Thanks, The-Hive, a bit late in answering, but thanks for the info, maybe Team is better after all.
 

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Skype is fine for me it works well for one to one and the people I know use it; I tried teams but I didn't like it for my use. Works fine for my daughter's online language teaching though. It is no use whatsoever if no one you want to talk to has it. It's like sitting on your own in a conference room. It horrifies me that with telegraph somebody could delete content on my machines.
 

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Skype is fine for me it works well for one to one and the people I know use it; I tried teams but I didn't like it for my use. Works fine for my daughter's online language teaching though. It is no use whatsoever if no one you want to talk to has it. It's like sitting on your own in a conference room. It horrifies me that with telegraph somebody could delete content on my machines.
I think 99% of people now use Ms Teams or alternates like Zoom instead. Over the last few contracts I've done absolutely Zero of the clients uses SKYPE any more and most of the work is fully remote so lot's of video conferencing etc. Ms Teams is actually surprisongly good (for an Ms product).

I remember the old "Net Meeting" app on XP which also worked quite well (for its day). Teams is a decent product now - and works also on Macs, and Linux so users don't have to be on Windows to use it.

My main problem with Video conferencing though isn't the software but often the hardware. Video has improved beyond all recognition (maybe too much in some cases !!!) but the average quality of the audio in the microphones people use is still nothing short of appalling. This surprises me considering how much trouble and often expense people go to in getting a decent audio set up on their machines.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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This surprises me considering how much trouble and often expense people go to in getting a decent audio set up on their machines.
This is so true. Onboard audio has not evolved at all, in fact in my case it has taken a step back. Since Realtek decide to use multi-channel USB audio codec that embeds a USB 2.0 controller which is causing numerous headaches with new high end motherboards.

There was even 2 firmware updates to fix a sound issue but there are still compatibility issues with other USB hardware.
 

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Just a question.

If you're going to use something like this just for video chats with friends, is it best to use Skype or Microsoft Teams?
So far, I haven't figured out how to master Teams, so Skype it is.

In fact, when the pandemic first hit and closed our Senior Centers, our Genealogy and Windows 10 groups didn't miss a beat in our studies.

I had just finished introducing my Windows 10 students to Skype when the Center closed. The next week, we were studying Windows 10 via Skype!
 

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