According to Microsoft, “With the new Skype, you can get more done on your PC. We know that changing devices interrupts your flow—no one wants to switch from their computer to their phone just to have a better conversation experience. Now you can send and receive Skype messages in real-time, answer calls directly from your PC, and share your screen to present your latest ideas to colleagues.”
Other new features that Microsoft will be introducing to the latest version of Skype includes the ability to add customizable themes, better managed chat lists, cross-device functionality, and it will also be cloud-based. There have also been changes made to video calls, such as the ability to react to messages, @mentions, and there will also be bots and Microsoft will be bringing back status updates.
The update is rolling out to users as we speak, but users who would rather pull the update manually can get the latest version of Skype via its website.