Skype Testing New Texting Feature For PCs
Since a lot of us work on our computers, having to stop halfway to respond to messages on our phones can be distracting and annoying, which is why many messenger apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE, KakaoTalk, and more have desktop counterparts so that we can keep working on our computers without having to switch back and forth.
Upcoming Skype Update Will Let Users Archive Conversations
While Skype has been around for a very long time, it feels that the chat app is lacking features that many other chat apps launched after it have since included. For example read receipts were only recently added, and for an app that was initially marketed for making calls over the internet, call recording was a feature that was only added last month.
Spotify Integration Will Be Coming To Skype
Spotify has been slowly integrating itself into apps, allowing users to search, play, and share music directly in whatever app they’re using, such as Facebook Messenger. Now it looks like Spotify might have found a new home because it has been announced that Spotify integration will soon be coming to Skype.
Microsoft Says That Skype Classic Will Be Sticking Around (For Now)
As companies go through various iterations of their apps, naturally it means an evolution in terms of design and features, and it also means that eventually older versions will stop being supported. Such was the case with Microsoft’s Skype 7.0 (also known as Skype Classic) in which there were plans to stop supporting it.
Skype Finally Gets A Call Recording Feature
You’d think that call recording would be one of the basic features that Skype would offer but that’s not the case. Almost 15 years after the service was first release, a call recording feature has just now been confirmed for Skype and it will be released later this month. Microsoft has confirmed that it’s adding a call recording feature to Skype.
Latest Skype Update Adds Read Receipts
Read receipts are a feature that can be commonly found in messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, iMessage, KakaoTalk, Telegram, LINE, Facebook Messenger, and so on. However for some reason Microsoft has never added the feature to Skype, at least until now in which they are doing so in the latest update to the app.
Microsoft And Apple May Get Skype And FaceTime Ban Lifted In The UAE
Skype and FaceTime are two of the most popular services used across the globe for video calls, however, they have been banned in the United Arab Emirates for many years. Even iPhones that are officially sold in the UAE ship without the FaceTime feature. Both services have been illegal in the country for years but Microsoft and Apple might be able to turn this around at last as they’re now […]
Microsoft To Retire Enterprise Chat Apps For Windows Phone
Microsoft’s efforts at bringing Windows onto mobile has been somewhat stagnant as of late, which is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Microsoft has recently announced that they will be ending support for some Windows Phone enterprise chat apps come 20th May 2018.
Microsoft’s Bans Offensive Language On Xbox Live, Skype
It seems that the next time you use Microsoft’s Xbox Live or Skype services, you’ll want to make sure you check what you say because in an updated policy (via MobileSyrup), it looks like Microsoft wants to cut down on users using offensive language where if a user is caught doing that, they might be suspended or banned from using either service.
Skype Now Lets Users Plan Group Trips With TripAdvisor & StubHub
Planning group trips can be tricky because everyone has an idea of where they want to go, where they want to stay, what they want to do, and more importantly when they are free. The good news is that if you and your friends or family members use Skype, planning group trips has gotten easier.
Skype For Android Optimized For Lower-End Devices
In recent times we’ve started to see how some developers are creating versions of their apps designed for devices that aren’t as powerful as the higher-end handsets, or for phones in countries whose networks aren’t as stable or fast. This is a strategy that has paid off big time for some, such as Facebook whose Messenger Lite app crossed 100 million installs last December.
Skype Bug Could Allow Attackers To Gain System-Level Access
Microsoft’s Skype app has been around for the longest time ever, but it seems that Microsoft could soon be forced to rewrite the app from scratch, thanks to a recently discovered bug which if exploited, could allow an attacker to gain system-level access to the target’s computer through the Skype installer.
Skype Is Finally Getting End-To-End Encryption
Some of the most popular and widely used messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have adopted end-to-end encryption over the past few years. Skype, a worthy competitor to those services, has been lacking in this department. That’s finally changing today. Skype is now adding support for end-to-end encrypted messaging with Signal’s help. It has teamed up with Signal to add a Private Conversations feature in Skype. The feature is […]
Skype Introduces ‘Interviews Scheduler’ Feature
Skype’s video calls are useful for all kinds of situations, whether it be to catch up with friends and family while abroad, speaking to loved ones like your children, holding office/group meetings, and so on. It can and has also been successfully used to interview potential job applicants who might be from out of town or overseas.
Skype Pulled From The China Apple App Store
Earlier this year, Apple pulled VPN apps from its App Store in China in order to comply with local laws and regulations. Now it looks like Apple is once again pulling apps from the App Store, and this time it includes certain phone and messaging apps, which includes Microsoft’s Skype.
Microsoft Rolling Out New Skype For The Desktop
Skype has been one of Microsoft’s longest-running communications app, and over the years it is only natural to see it evolve and change with improvements to usability, new features, and more. That being said, Microsoft is back with yet another revamp of Skype and the latest version of the app is now available.
Microsoft Brings Cortana To Skype
Microsoft is gradually rolling out its Cortana personal assistant to more services and today it has announced that Cortana is now available in Skype. Cortana in Skype will make it easier for users to find information and search for what they’re looking for without having to leave the conversation. Microsoft says that it’s bringing Cortana to Skype to help users in their everyday conversations.
Skype Launches New Code Editor Feature For Technical Interviews
Thanks to globalization, one can interview for a position at a company from another country without having to go there. This is thanks to tools and applications like Skype where you can hold video conferences from the comfort of your own home. However sometimes there are some interviews that might need to get a bit technical.
Skype's New Design Lands On Desktops
Microsoft introduced a radical Skype mobile redesign a couple of months back. Even though it hasn’t been very well received so far, the company wants to see what desktop users think about it. That’s why the new Skype design has now landed on desktops. The next-generation of Skype is only available in preview on desktop PCs right now. The company itself says that the work isn’t complete as yet and […]
Skype And PayPal Join Forces For Easy Money Transfer
Skype today announced a new partnership with PayPal which powers the Send Money feature that it has developed. As the name suggests, the Send Money feature will enable Skype users to transfer money from within the mobile app while they’re in the middle of the conversation using PayPal. This means that they don’t even have to leave the chat window or the Skype app to send money to a contact.