Windows 10: Skype - A more modern, mobile way to stay close

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       25 Oct 2016 #1

    Skype - A more modern, mobile way to stay close


    A few months ago we told you about our plans to modernize Skype with our next generation call infrastructure and improved call quality, available in the most recent releases of all major desktop and mobile platforms.

    We’re continuously looking for ways to improve and simplify the ways you use Skype, so over the course of the next several weeks we’ll be making some changes to the experience.

    Keep the call going, even when you leave

    Now, when the person who initiates a call hangs up, the call will carry on smoothly no matter who leaves or joins the conversation. This means that the discussion won’t be interrupted if someone has to greet an unexpected visitor at the door, or even if dinner is ready.

    Simplifying the way you make calls

    Starting with Android and coming to iOS soon after, the “Call phones” tab will become the “Calls” tab. From there, you’ll have access to fast, simple one-tap calling of all types—free Skype-to-Skype audio or video calls, as well as calls to mobile or landline numbers that require you to use Skype Credit. Purchasing Skype Credit will become a lot simpler too. So you’ll benefit from being able to call any group or individual from a single place, with a single tap.



    A new way to listen to voicemail


    In response to the decline in traditional voicemail use, we’ve decided to modernize the way you can leave a message by using the richness and personal nature of video. You can also leave a simple chat message if you prefer, all integrated natively into your chat with the person or group you tried to call. As we roll this feature out, here’s what you’ll see if your call isn’t answered:



    If you love using Skype’s traditional voicemail delivery, or simply can’t live without it, fear not. We’ll continue to support the ability to receive voicemail (with settings controllable in the Skype account portal), however custom voicemail greetings, email notifications and SMS transcription will no longer be available.

    Thank you for your support as we continue to evolve Skype, so you can benefit from the best that technology has to offer today. And remember to stay tuned for more exciting news and improvements for the future.

    To use all our latest features, make sure you have the latest Skype app on all your devices. And to keep up-to-date with all our news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


    Source: A more modern, mobile way to stay close - Skype Blogs- Skype Blogs
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       26 Oct 2016 #2

    Keep the call going, even when you leave

    Now, when the person who initiates a call hangs up, the call will carry on smoothly no matter who leaves or joins the conversation. This means that the discussion won’t be interrupted if someone has to greet an unexpected visitor at the door, or even if dinner is ready.
    FINALLY!!!

    I don't know how often that has happened when our TF clique has a group conversation, the initiator leaves, and then we need to reestablish the call. It was really nerving when someone was in sharing their desktop and showing/explaining something.
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