Skype 8.62 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web brings custom backgrounds, up to 12 people in video calls, and other new features.
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Back in March, we reported that Microsoft was getting ready to kill off Skype for Windows 10. This week, it’s finally happening.
With Teams usage surging and soon adding consumer features and Skype integration, many are wondering about the fate of Skype.
Originally expected in April, the integration of Skype functionality into Teams has now been delayed a second time, to June.
After questions were raised about Zoom’s usage claims during the COVID crisis, the firm quietly edited a blog post that dramatically lowers the number.
With usage of the insecure Zoom platform skyrocketing, Microsoft is offering up Skype as a safer and just as free alternative.
Microsoft claims Skype has seen a significant increase in usage recently, with more than 40 million people using the app daily.
It looks like Microsoft is killing its Skype for Windows 10 app and will replace it with the standard desktop Skype app instead.
Microsoft is working on a new integration between Skype and Microsoft Teams that will enable Teams users to communicate with Skype users, and vice-versa.
A report in The Guardian claims that Skype and Cortana audio was accessed by workers in China with “no security measures.”
Microsoft is discontinuing Skype's SMS Connect feature, recommending users to move to the new Your Phone app on Windows 10.
Microsoft has quietly posted a new hub for all of its Insider programs called Microsoft Insiders.
Microsoft is adding the ability to share your screen during video calls on iPhones and Android devices with Skype.
Microsoft is doubling the number of people that you can call in a Skype group at once.
Skype's automatic call answering feature is malfunctioning on Android, putting user's privacy at risk.
Microsoft is bringing the modern Skype experience to the web with HD video calling and call recording capabilities.
Microsoft is introducing the ability to blur the background in Skype calls.
I install the same basic set of desktop applications, web apps, and Store apps on every PC I use. Here’s a quick rundown.
Microsoft tests new Skype statuses with Skype Insiders.
Microsoft brings a major accessibility feature to both PowerPoint and Skype.
Microsoft Office apps are getting a new identity as part of a major overhaul.
Skype is getting native integration for OneDrive, allowing you to share files with a few clicks.
Microsoft has brought Skype audio and video calling to the Alexa platform. And it works with all modern Alexa devices.
The launch of the Skype integration on Amazon's Echo devices seems to be right around the corner.
Microsoft this released the latest version of its Skype experience to the web in preview form.
Bad news for those hoping to stick with the classic desktop version of Skype: Microsoft is pulling the plug. Again.
Today, Amazon announced numerous new smart home products, among them a smart display that will include Skype video call support. Oops.