New Skype Insider Preview version released

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UPDATE 10/27:

Hi Everyone,

The latest Skype Insider build 8.106 was fully released and this is what we were working on.

What’s new?

Revamped Skype Call Screen for Mobile 📱✨

We're super excited to bring our Skype mobile users a sleek, newly designed Call Screen. Experience seamless functionality that's not just on par with the desktop version, but an absolute joy to use on the go!

🔄Refined Layout & Controls: With an updated flex layout, the call controls have been revamped and reorganized in the footer, mirroring the sophistication of our new design.

👆 Intuitive Focus Mode: Just a tap on the call screen toggles between full-screen mode and call controls view. Your focus, your choice!

🌓 Light/Dark Theme Consistency: Whether you're a fan of the light mode or in love with the dark, we've fixed theme inconsistencies to deliver a visually pleasing experience no matter your preference.

🧹 Under-the-Hood Overhaul: We didn't just stop at what you can see. Our engineers performed a significant code cleanup, transforming a "spaghetti" mess into a streamlined, high-performance script that enhances call quality and reduces technical difficulties.

👁‍🗨 Simplified Access to Features: Switching between cameras or viewing modes is now a breeze with the '...' call control menu. All while maintaining the clean look of your call screen.

Dive into a more sophisticated call interface that combines beauty and functionality, all in the palm of your hand. 📞

New Camera Experience in Skype! 📸 🚀

We're bringing you a cooler, sleeker camera experience in our latest update on Android. We've revamped our camera feature for a smoother, crash-free experience to enable flawless photos with just a click! 🎉

🔄 Snap, Tweak, Send: Camera layout and media flows have been revamped for faster snapping, editing, and sharing.

🤳 Up Your Selfie Game: Refresh your profile pic and other pictures directly in the app with cool new filters and edits!

✨ QR Code Magic: Joining chats or logging in? Just scan a QR code, and you're in.

Let's capture and share those memorable moments together! 📸

Introducing Bing in Your Skype 1:1 Chats! 🌟💬

We're thrilled to introduce Bing into your Skype 1:1 conversations, bringing a sprinkle of AI-powered enchantment and clever quips right into your chat window, on all platforms.

🤖 Bing Joins the Chat: No more talking to yourself! @Bing is now your go-to chat pal, ready to engage with smart suggestions, fun facts, and witty interjections. Your 1:1 chats will never be the same again!

🔮 AI-Powered Interaction: From quick trivia to insightful suggestions, Bing harnesses the power of AI to add a spark to your conversations. Whether you're discussing dinner plans or the mysteries of the universe, Bing's here to contribute!

👻 Freedom of Choice: Feeling crowded? No worries! Bing respects your space. You have the power to keep the chat going or ghost Bing at any point - no hard feelings. Your chat, your rules.

🌶️ Spice Up Your Chats: With Bing's arrival, expect your conversations to get a whole lot more interesting. Get ready for unexpected tidbits, laughter, and a richer, more interactive chat experience.

Say goodbye to predictable chats and hello to dynamic discussions! Bing's in town. 🎉

Stability improvements & Bug fixes:
  • No more endless waiting — Skype now loads past the splash screen on Android
  • Say goodbye to crashes when switching apps during a call on iOS
As usual, all 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. You can always go to the Skype’s User Feedback channel to submit and vote for new features and ideas. 

Additionally, download the latest Skype Insider build here if you have not yet, so, you don't miss out on these Early Access features. :)

Thank you,
The Skype Team

New Call Screen and New Camera Experience on Mobile




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