Windows 10: Improved Skype desktop clients for dynamic new chat experi


  1. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       09 Oct 2014 #1

    Improved Skype desktop clients for dynamic new chat experi


    Today we’re excited to announce Skype for Mac 7.0 as well as the preview for the new Skype for Windows – both of which have been redesigned to make it easier to chat and share. If you’re already using Skype on mobile, you’ll recognize some of these changes. We’ve made the Skype experience consistent whether you are using your mobile device or your desktop PC. Now, you’ll see thumbnail pictures of your contacts, a new bubble-style chat design, and consistent icons for chat, video calls and audio calls.


    Figure 1 The new chat experience on Skype for Windows desktop

    Here are the things you should try when you download Skype for Mac 7.0 and the preview for the new Skype for Windows.

    Improved chat experience

    For the last year we’ve dedicated a lot of time to refresh the chat experience in Skype. We’ve brought more improvements to the desktop. Photos in your new Skype for Windows and Mac apps show up as you’d expect, beautifully displayed for your instant viewing. On Windows, there’s more spacing between contacts and chats, as well as message previews for unread chats, making it even easier to follow conversations.


    Figure 2 Photos shared are displayed inline on Skype for Mac 7.0

    We’ve made improvements to other types of file sharing, too. When you share file types like Office documents and PDFs, you’ll see file icons displayed to make it easier to visually scan for and find different files in your chat history.

    Chat and call simultaneously with one click

    People love multi-tasking. Many of you already exchange IMs while on a live call today. With the new side-by-side design, you can effortlessly multi-task on a voice or video call. On Mac, it only takes one click. Share messages, photos or files for a more active conversation together, without ever leaving your call.


    Figure 3 Side-by-side call and chat on Skype for Mac 7.0

    Free group video calls

    Skype loves bringing groups together—so, last but not least, the free group video calls we previously announced work better than ever on the redesigned Skype for Mac and Windows.


    Figure 4 Free group video call on Skype for Windows desktop

    The journey of delivering the best communication experience doesn’t end here. We’re still working relentlessly on several exciting improvements and new features. Stay tuned for more great stuff. In the meantime, download Skype for Mac 7.0 and the new preview for Windows desktop. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.
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  2. Posts : 273
    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux
       09 Oct 2014 #2

    Cool, Nice to hear that. I know many skype users those who are suffering from Skype bugs, specially in smartphones. I hope this Skype version would fix all those bugs and will give a great using experience.

    Best of Luck Skype!
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  3. Posts : 8,312
    Windows 10 Professional
       09 Dec 2015 #3

    Skype Update


    Update your Skype Version 7.16.0.102
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  4.    09 Dec 2015 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    Update your Skype Version 7.16.0.102
    Thanks for the update Edwin and a special thanks to Brink. Was on 7.14.0.106. Just made the update.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home, build 10586.218
       10 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks for the post, wasn't aware there was an update.

    Although I now have this version: 7.16.85.102!
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  6. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1198
       10 Dec 2015 #6

    Just updated mine so thank you for posting about it
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  7. Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       10 Dec 2015 #7

    Edwin said: View Post
    Update your Skype Version 7.16.0.102
    The full installer... http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full
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  8. Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       10 Dec 2015 #8

    Clam said: View Post
    Thanks for the post, wasn't aware there was an update.

    Although I now have this version: 7.16.85.102!
    7.16 is actually the version..... the 3rd number doesn't matter, the 4th number is always the same.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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