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What's new in Skype for Windows desktop?

Application version Main changes Skype 7.40released September 4th, 2017
  • Quality improvements and general fixes.
Skype 7.38released June 28th, 2017
  • Quality improvements and general fixes.
Skype 7.37released June 8th, 2017
  • Quality improvements and general fixes.
Skype 7.36released May 9th, 2017
  • Quality improvements and general fixes.
Skype 7.35released April 12th, 2017
  • When searching for new contacts, you will now see the number of mutual friends you have.
  • Quality improvements and general fixes. 
Skype 7.34released March 22nd, 2017
  • Quality improvements and general fixes.
Skype 7.33released February 20th, 2017
  • When sending an image in SMS mode, a message is displayed stating that only text will be forwarded. 
  • Screen sharing of video now has audio enabled. Once the call is up and running, click the plus and select Share system sound. 
Skype 7.32released January 30th, 2017
  • Users can now hang up on everyone in a group call from the Call main menu
  • For unanswered calls, users are directed to a pop up window where you have the option to Send video mail or Retry the call
  • Touch friendly popups which make it easier to interact with
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts can be found under the Tools main menu and Options
  • Added a button for fast camera switching in call view when a user has multiple cameras
  • Performance and stability improvements
Skype 7.31released January 9th, 2017
  • Performance and stability improvements
  • General fixes
Skype 7.30released November 21st, 2016
  • Options tabs have been updated with more functions for call forwarding and voicemail
  • General fixes
Skype 7.29released October 14th, 2016
  • Users can now disable URL previews separately from images.
  • General fixes
Skype 7.28released September 26th, 2016 Skype 7.27released August 18th, 2016
  • If you've updated your computer to the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, you may have already discovered there is a brand new version of Skype pre-installed and ready to try. It's called Skype Preview and you are welcome to give it a go. If you continue to run your current version of Skype, you may see a screen inviting you to try Skype Preview. You can keep using your existing version, or try Skype preview. One thing to note is that you can only be signed in to either Skype or Skype Preview, so if you sign into one, you'll be automatically signed out of the other.
Skype 7.26released July 25th, 2016
  • Updated UI - Top in-call toolbar with semi-transparent protection
  • Changes to background color when on a call
Skype 7.25released July 11th, 2016
  • Image sharing now shows a thumbnail preview without an opaque overlay
  • General fixes
Skype 7.24released May 26th, 2016
  • We have addressed the issue with the microphone volume not being loud enough in calls
  • General fixes
Skype 7.23 for Windows desktopreleased April 28th, 2016 Skype 7.22 for Windows desktopreleased March 24th, 2016
  • Bot support enabled
  • General fixes
Skype 7.21 for Windows desktopreleased March 10th, 2016 Skype 7.18 for Windows desktopreleased January 18th, 2016 Skype 7.17 for Windows desktopreleased December 15th, 2015
  • Group video messages - You can now send video messages to people in your group conversations. Remember, your friends don't need to be online when you send a video message. They'll receive it the next time they log in to Skype.
  • Users who are signed in to their Windows 10 machine with a Microsoft account can now sign into Skype with that account in just one click. When you launch Skype, you'll see a new screen showing your Microsoft account. Click on this to sign in. If you want to sign in with a different account, simply select 'Other Account' and continue as normal. This is rolling out gradually so if you don't see it, don't worry - it's coming!
Skype 7.16 for Windows desktopreleased December 3rd, 2015
  • New toolbar with icons representing file and photo sharing, video messages and sharing your Skype contacts shown in the text input box at the bottom of your chat screen.
  • Introducing URL previews on Windows. When your friends share web links to you over Skype, you will see a preview of the web page directly in your Skype chat. Gradual release.
Skype 7.15 for Windows desktopreleased November 18th, 2015 Skype 7.14 for Windows desktopreleased November 4th, 2015
  • The Translator Options menu has been merged into the Translator Globe icon menu, making it easier to switch the feature on and off.
Skype 7.12 for Windows desktopreleased October 1st, 2015
  • Skype Translator - Enables you to translate voice calls, video calls and IMs. Skype Translator is rolling out to our desktop users slowly. It might take a few weeks, but it will be pushed directly into your updated app.
Skype 7.11 for Windows desktopreleased September 25th, 2015 Skype 7.10 for Windows desktopreleased September 8th, 2015
  • Skype for Tablet Mode users in Windows 10 including:
    • All forms in Skype are now touch aware
    • Input fields invoke on-screen keyboard
    • Skype window re-sizes to accommodate on-screen keyboard.
    • General Fixes
Skype 7.9 for Windows desktopreleased September 1st, 2015 Skype 7.8 for Windows desktopreleased August 12th, 2015
  • General Fixes
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.7 for Windows desktopreleased July 21st, 2015
  • General Fixes
  • Most recently used and multi tab support in picker
Skype 7.6 for Windows desktopreleased June 18th, 2015
  • Improved emoticon picker
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.5 for Windows desktopreleased May 20th, 2015
  • Improved feedback form
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.4 for Windows desktopreleased April 22nd, 2015
  • Support for Hindi
  • Option to disable special text formatting for sent chat messages
Skype 7.3 for Windows desktopreleased April 1st, 2015
  • Improvements to compact chat style
  • Performance improvements
  • Prompt to set default actions for Skype on first run
Skype 7.2 for Windows desktopreleased March 2nd, 2015
  • Skype Credit balance now visible on front page
  • Sharing files and photos now defaults to the last folder you shared from
  • Your contacts' local time added to the IM window
  • Accessibility updates
  • Performance improvements
Skype 7.1 for Windows desktopreleased January 28th, 2015 Skype 7.0 for Windows desktopreleased December 5th, 2014 Skype 6.22 for Windows desktopreleased October 29th, 2014
  • Redesigned chat experience:
    • Compact chat view
    • Switching large emoticons on/off
    • Compact Sidebar view
    • Show only conversations with unread messages
  • Easier access to your profile and mood message
  • Your favorites roam with you
  • Simplified search experience
  • Other bug fixes
Skype 6.21 for Windows desktopreleased October 6th, 2014
  • Fix for intermittent webcam issue
  • Other bug fixes
Skype 6.20 for Windows desktopreleased September 3rd, 2014
  • Favorites now roam across clients.
  • Engineering improvements to help reduce Skype's memory footprint and crashes.
  • Other bug fixes
Skype 6.18 for Windows desktopreleased July 7th, 2014 Skype 6.16 for Windows desktopreleased May 13th, 2014
  • Spell checker and auto-correct on Windows 8/8.1
  • Other bug fixes

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Introducing the next generation of Skype

Life is busy and filled with too many options. Staying connected, with all this noise, can sometimes be challenging. And in a world of choice, having a familiar place to share with the people who are closest to you, can go a long way. Today, we are introducing the next generation of Skype to make experiencing life together, every day, simpler.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the new Skype vastly improves the ways you can connect with your favorite people and, of course, chatting is front and center. We’ve made group chats more lively, expressive, and—most importantly—personalized, so you can chat the way you want. With the new Skype, you’ll have countless ways to share life’s moments together, every day. Wherever life takes you, Skype allows you to seamlessly create, play, share, and do more with the people you care about most.

Your everyday place for personal connections

We want to help you deepen connections within your personal network. There’s only one of you in this world, so now you can show-off your personal style by customizing Skype with your favorite colors. When in a conversation, you should always make sure your voice is heard, or more specifically, your emoticon is seen! By simply tapping on the reaction icon next to any message or video call, you can now easily express how you feel at any time.

And the next time you’re on an adventure exploring the world (or relaxing poolside on a deserved break), share your experience with Skype’s new feature: Highlights. Highlights lets you create a highlight reel of your day with photos and videos, so you can share everyday moments. To post a Highlight, swipe to access your camera, take a photo or video, then post it to your Highlights or send it directly to your contacts or groups. Once you post a Highlight, your friends and family can react to it with emoticons or by jumping into a conversation. The new Skype is your canvas, and now you’re free to share in more expressive ways with your closest friends, family and groups.

Your one place to share, chat, and explore

Of course, relationships go beyond simple conversations. With the new Skype, it’s even easier to turn talk into action with group conversations, add-ins, and bots*. The new “Find” panel takes center stage, and makes Skype infinitely searchable. Looking for seats to a big game? Pull ticket pricing and seating options directly into the chat with the StubHub bot. Trying to find the perfect recipe for the brunch you’re hosting? Discover the latest trends with the BigOven add-in and learn the many ways you can make that avocado toast. Planning a weekend getaway with old friends? Chat with the Expedia bot to check flight times and pricing. And that’s just the start. New add-ins and bots will continue to be added, making your Skype experience even more rich and robust. With the ability to connect to your favorite businesses and brands from within the app, the simplest conversations can pave the way to lasting memories.

Available everywhere, so you can go anywhere

We’re really excited to share this new Skype with you. We think it’s the best Skype we’ve ever built—inside and out—and it’s been designed to make it easier for you to use for your everyday communications. Now, Skype can be with you for all life’s moments, no matter where the world takes you—on your favorite devices, to smart speakers, and beyond.

Skype has been a part of your life since 2003. Yet, our promise to you has always stayed the same: to help you create meaningful connections, regardless of the distance, in new, simple and intuitive ways. And with the new Skype we’re closer than ever to bringing your world together.

Today, we begin rolling out the new Skype worldwide, coming first to mobile and then to desktop. It will be available first on Android devices, releasing gradually over the coming weeks, followed by the new version for iPhone. Versions for Windows and Mac will be released over the next few months.

Visit the new Skype.com feature page to learn more and check out the new features in the videos below. For questions, please visit the FAQs. We look forward to hearing your feedback in our Community!

*Availability of add-ins varies by market. Some add-ins mentioned here will be coming soon.

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What's new in Skype for Android?

Version

Changes and new features

Skype for Android 7.46Released May 25th, 2017 Skype for Android 7.45Released May 10th, 2017 Skype for Android 7.44Released April 27th, 2017 Skype for Android 7.43Released April 11th, 2017 Skype for Android 7.42Released April 4th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.41Released March 29th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.36Released February 24th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.35Released February 15th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.34Released February 8th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.33Released February 1st, 2017

Skype for Android 7.32Released January 25th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.30Released January 11th, 2017

Skype for Android 7.29Released December 15th, 2016

  • Spread a little holiday cheer! Share a personalized holiday video message with your loved ones. Tap the “+” button, then select the snowflake. 

  • You can now @mention your Skype contacts and bots in a group chat.

  • Resolved sign in issue for users with multiple accounts.

  • Resolved accessibility issues in search and messaging.

Skype for Android 7.26Released November 22nd, 2016

Skype for Android 7.25Released November 17th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.24Released November 11th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.22Released October 27th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.21Released October 21st, 2016

Skype for Andoid 7.20Released October 11th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.19Released October 5th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.18Released September 27th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.17Released September 20th, 2016

Skype for Android 7.15Released September 6th, 2016

Skype for Andoid 7.14Released August 30th, 2016

  • You can now run Skype on Android N!

  • Find all of your suggested contacts from other Skype apps in Skype for Android

  • Optimized UI when moving apps to the background, or recording a video message

  • General fixes

Skype for Android 7.13Released August 22, 2016

Skype for Android 7.12Released August 15, 2016

Skype for Android 7.11Released August 8, 2016

Skype for Android 7.10Released August 1, 2016

Skype for Android 7.09Released July 25, 2016

Skype for Android 7.08Released July 21, 2016

Skype for Android 7.06Released July 6, 2016

Skype for Android 7.05Released June 27, 2016

  • Support for Arabic and Hebrew, with the addition of right-to-left (RTL) user interface. 

  • Various other fixes and improvements.

We are always looking for ways to improve Skype. Please send us your feedback! Just tap on the menu icon, and then go to Settings > Feedback. 

Skype for Android 7.04Released June 21, 2016

Skype for Android 7.03Released June 14, 2016

Welcome to Skype for Android 7.03. We are working hard to make Skype even better for all your calls and messaging – here’s what’s new in this update:

  • Bluetooth audio: We've addressed the issue with sound not playing from a paired Bluetooth device when it's disconnected during a call. 

  • Test Push Notifications: Check whether your device is capable of receiving push notifications. Learn more.

We are always looking for ways to improve Skype. Please send us your feedback! Just tap on the menu icon, and then go to Settings > Feedback.

Skype for Android 7.02Released June 6, 2016

Skype for Android 7.01Released May 31, 2016

Skype for Android 7.00Released May 24, 2016

Welcome to Skype for Android. We are working hard to make Skype even better for all your calls and messaging - here's what's new in this update:

Skype for Android 6.34Released May 16, 2016

Skype for Android 6.33Released May 10, 2016

Skype for Android 6.32Release April 25, 2016

Skype for Android 6.31Released April 25, 2016

Skype for Android 6.30Released April 19, 2016

Skype for Android 6.29Released April 13, 2016

Skype for Android 6.28Released April 4, 2016

Skype for Android 6.27Released March 30, 2016

Skype for Android 6.26Released March 18, 2016

Skype for Android 6.25Released March 15, 2016

Skype for Android 6.24Released March 8, 2016

Skype for Android 6.23Released March 1, 2016

  • New group video calls with up to 25 people. Depending on the Android device you're using, up to 6 video streams (5 plus yourself) will be visible at once,the rest will be audio only. For more information:

Skype for Android 6.22Released February 22, 2016

Skype for Android 6.21Released February 16, 2016

Skype for Android 6.20Released February 10, 2016

  • Make a loved one's day special by sending them a Valentine's Day video message. Record and share via Skype, social networks, or email. 

  • All you need is love! Have Paul McCartney help send your love with our new exclusive music Mojis just for Skype.

  • General improvements and fixes. 

Skype for Android 6.19Released February 1, 2016

Skye for Android 6.18Released January 27, 2016

Skype for Android 6.17Released January, 19, 2016

  • Create calendar events. Tap on a contact, then tap the menu in the upper right, and select "Schedule a call." Learn more. 

  • Open Microsoft Office files. Tap on a received Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation to open the file in its' corresponding Office app.  

Skype for Android 6.16Released January 13, 2016

Skype for Android 6.15Released December 15th, 2015

  • Create your holiday video card. Tap on the button in the lower right, then tap the snowflake to record. Share your video over Skype, social networks, or email.

  • Get into the spirit with holiday emoticons.

  • Send video messages to groups. Create a video message and select the people you want to send it to, or record and send in a group chat.

  • Easily start and join Skype conversations. Choose "Share chat" from a group conversation to create and share a unique link. Friends and family just click that link to join. 

Skype for Android 6.14Released December 8th, 2015

Skype for Android 6.13Released November 30, 2015

Skype for Android 6.12Released November 23, 2015

 

Skype for Android 6.11Released November 18, 2015

  • Manage conversations - Long tap on a contact or chat in the Recents tab to delete, mark as read, or mute notifications.

  • Share with groups - Share photos from your photo gallery directly into a Skype group conversation. 

  • Save video messages - preserve video messages you've recorded by saving them to your phone's gallery.

  • General fixes.

Skype 6.10 for AndroidReleased November 9th, 2015

  • Group sharing of files, photos and mojis

  • Forward mojis without having to playback first

Skype 6.8 for AndroidReleased October 27th, 2015

  • Support for high resolution avatars in the app

  • Search - Significantly improved global search, exposing relevant Contacts, Groups and Messages

  • Video Message (VIM) filters

  • Support for Android 6

  • General fixes

Skype 6.7 for AndroidReleased October 19th, 2015

  • Add fun to your video messages by adding a video filter. Just tap on the filter icon on the lower left.

  • Get spooky with new ghostly Halloween emoticons and video message filters...Mwahahaha! (Japanese and English language only)

  • Want to chat with a friend who isn't in Skype? Invite your friends to join Skype from the contacts tab.

  • Location sharing - Send a map with your location in a Skype chat.

Skype 6.6 for AndroidReleased October 12th, 2015

Skype 6.5 for AndroidReleased October 5th, 2015

Skype 6.4 for AndroidReleased September 29th, 2015

Skype 6.3 for AndroidReleased September 21st, 2015

Skype 6.2 for AndroidReleased September 15th, 2015

  • Media bar: Use the new toolbar to easily share photos, files and more.

  • Skype Mojis - Send short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows in a Skype chat.

  • Launcher badge: View the number of unread conversations on the Skype icon in the launcher (only available for Samsung, HTC and Sony phones).

  • To access these new features, you'll have to accept an updated set of permissions.

Skype 6.1 for AndroidReleased September 8th, 2015

  • General fixes

  • Stability improvements

Skype 6.0 for AndroidReleased September 3rd, 2015

  • A fresh new look inspired by material design and more.

  • New navigation - Tap on the floating action button on the lower right to quickly make calls, send instant messages, or send a video message. 

  • Search - Easily find and keep track of your most important conversations and contacts. 

Skype 5.11 for Androidreleased August 25th, 2015

  • General fixes

  • Stability improvements

Skype 5.10 for Androidreleased August 17th, 2015

  • Custom ringtones for conversations, for more information:

  • Forward received photos by tapping and holding on the photo received and selecting Forward photo

  • General fixes

Skype 5.9 for Androidreleased August 10th, 2015

  • General fixes

  • Stability improvements

Skype 5.8 for Androidreleased August 3rd, 2015

  • General fixes

  • Stability improvements

Skype 5.7 for Androidreleased July 28th, 2015

Skype 5.6 for Androidreleased July 22nd, 2015

  • User-interface updates to improve the readability of chats and the visibility of your contacts' online status

  • Ability to receive and view locations shared from other Skype apps

  • Stability improvements

Skype 5.5 for Androidreleased July 9th, 2015

Skype 5.4 for Androidreleased May 21st, 2015

Skype 5.3 for Androidreleased April 2nd, 2015

  • Redesigned chat interface

  • Improved logic for signing out of Skype

  • Large and animated emoticons (you can disable these in the app settings)

  • Emoji support

  • Incremental group chat improvements

Skype 5.2 for Androidreleased February 9th, 2015

Skype 5.1 for Androidreleased November 25th, 2014

Skype 5.0 for Androidreleased July 23rd, 2014

Skype 4.9 for Androidreleased May 20th, 2014

  • Roaming Favorites (when using a Microsoft account)

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What's new in Skype for Windows 10?

Version

Main changes

Skype 12.4.676.0for Windows 10Released September 17, 2017
  • Call and instant message translation is currently not supported. We are working on a new way to translate calls and instant messages which is coming soon. 
Skype 11.19.805for Windows 10Released July 13, 2017
  • Our modern, new look helps you get to calls and conversations faster.
  • Start new conversations, see your profile and visit the dial pad all from the top of the screen.
  • Make changes to your settings via the profile.
  • Tell us what you think about the new design using the ‘Send feedback’ option in your profile.
  • React to messages with a range of fun emoticons. To leave a reaction, simply tap on the emoticon button next to a message. See who else left a reaction by tapping on any reaction below a message.
  • Share files, videos, photos, links and more directly to Skype. Click on the Windows share charm and select Skype.
Skype 11.18.614.0for Windows 10Released June 20, 2017
  • Quality improvement and general fixes.
Skype 11.17.420.0for Windows 10Released June 8, 2017
  • Quality improvement and general fixes. 

Skype 11.16.595.0for Windows 10Released May 25, 2017

  • Support quick switching of light and dark theme dynamically.
  • General fixes. 

Skype 11.15.597.0for Windows 10Released May 8, 2017

  • Share your PC's audio when you share your desktop. Watch videos and listen to music together!
  • See your images without having to leave the app. Tap on an image in a conversation and try this out.
  • We love to hear from you. It's now easier to send feedback – tap on the " on the left navigation bar.

Skype 11.14.662.0for Windows 10Released April 25, 2017

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Skype 11.13.133for Windows 10Released April 10, 2017

  • Contacts – we’ve simplified the way your contacts on Skype connect with the People app on your device. Skype will display the number of mutual contacts you share, making it easier to find the right people. You can always opt out of this setting by updating your profile for People Search and Suggestions.

  • Messaging – searchable chats, keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips and send SMS with a little Skype Credit. SMS conversations will display the name from your mobile device if the name is not available in the local address book. SMS and Skype conversations will be threaded when the phone number is part of the contact’s Skype profile or when a contact is linked via the local address book.

  • Group video calling – the redesigned view brings everyone even closer together.

  • Calling – switch microphone, camera or to a new device during a call.

Skype Preview 11.12.112for Windows 10Released March 13, 2017

  • Choose a folder to store files, photos, videos, and video messages that you receive in Skype.

  • Windows mobile users who use Skype for SMS can now drag and drop photos, videos and files in chat. Users can also copy and paste from other chats into a SMS chat.

  • General improvements and bug fixes.

Skype Preview 11.11.105.0for Windows 10Released February 6, 2017

Skype Preview 11.10.145.0for Windows 10Released December 13, 2016

  • SMS relay for Windows mobile - send and receive SMS and MMS messages directly from a Windows 10 PC when Skype for Windows 10 mobile is set as the default messaging app. 

  • Voice translation on calls to mobile and landlines with Skype Translator (a phased roll out).

  • Introduce new friends and family on Skype by sharing their Skype contact details. 

  • Capture and share video messages with friends and family on Skype - even if they're not online. 

  • Manage your conversations and save time by marking conversations as read or unread. 

  • Never miss another call by forwarding them to any mobile or landline at low rates. 

Skype Preview 11.9.251.0for Windows 10Released November 4, 2016

  • Connect with Skype for Business users – view status, instant message, and have 1:1 video or audio calls with Skype for Business consumers using Skype Preview.

  • Improved messaging – drag and drop files (up to 300MB) and images up to 300MB in chat to quickly share them, right click on the message and select “Quote Message” so you will know who said what in instant message chats, see an image preview of a shared URL rather than a long link, and stay on top of unread messages with an unread message indicator in chat.

  • Enhanced profiles – start a call or conversation from a contact’s profile page, add/remove/block contacts, view initials of a contact if they don’t have a profile picture, and unblock blocked contacts.

  • Easier calling – manage audio/video devices from Skype settings to select a preferred camera, microphone or speaker and test audio before a call.

  • Additional Windows Mobile updates – video calls will default to loud speaker for video calls and improved back button navigation.

Skype Preview 11.8.190.0for Windows 10Released September 27, 2016

  • Clean up your recent list by hiding conversations.

  • Hear people better with loudspeaker improvements.

  • Easily add new contacts with the add contact button.

  • Support for Skype URIs, a simple way for people to start Skype calls and chats directly from websites, desktop and mobile apps.

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