Microsoft is all set to redesign Skype. The technology company is working on removing the Highlights feature and more simplifying the application. With the new update, Microsoft is focusing on what Skype was originally meant for, that is, video calls and messaging. The technology company is planning to remove all the features on the Skype app that are not being used anymore. And from the desktop, it will be moving chats, calls, contacts, and notifications to the top left of the window to leave the place in the central for navigation.
Meanwhile, Microsoft recently revealed that it is looking forward to make its desktop app more mobile-like. The company had to take a step back after facing a backlash from the users who preferred the original desktop application.
Recently, Skype Preview for Android was updated with new features: call recording and SMS messaging. Microsoft has introduced new features to the Skype Preview app for Android (version 8.28.76), allowing Skype fans to test and give feedback on its latest innovations.
One useful feature already available on the iOS version is the option to record phone calls. Though Android Pie has made this function impossible for third-party apps in its latest update, it shouldn’t affect Skype users. With the update, Android users will get to try out something currently not available for Apple device users — SMS messaging.
There are two ways to send and receive text messages. The first is to use a Skype account, which requires Skype Credit. The second option is to turn on ‘SMS Connect’, thus making Skype the default SMS app, also enabling users to send or receive text messages on their desktop through the app. The updated app is available in the Google Play Store.