San Francisco: To make the app better, Microsoft-owned Skype has announced a set of new features coming to the platform in the near future. According to The Verge, Microsoft is teasing plans for an “improved, faster, reliable and super modern-looking Skype”.Also Read - Skype Mobile App For iPhones Gets Feature Similar to Background Blur in Microsoft Teams
The company stated it has been listening to feedback and, over the next few months, will start rolling out changes to modernise Skype. The most important part of Skype, what Microsoft calls the call stage, is getting the most attention. The grid that’s displayed during calls will soon include everyone on a call, regardless of whether they have enabled video or not. Also Read - Musharraf can record statement through Skype in treason case, says Pak court
This puts all participants side by side, including your own video in the main interface, the report said. Microsoft is also adding new themes and layouts to this view, offering some much-needed customisation to the main calling interface in Skype. Also Read - Volvo equips its 90 series vehicles with Microsoft’s Skype for Business
Users will now have the option to be able to pick between speaker view, grid view, large gallery, Together Mode, and even a content view with options to only show people with video-enabled. New colourful themes will soon be available, with button gradients, an improved side panel on mobile, and Fluent Design icons throughout the apps. Skype users without avatars will also get colourful gradients to make it easier to tell chats apart.
Some of these new features are live now, while others are expected to roll out in the coming months, the report said. Custom notification sounds are part of the immediate new features, while a new TwinCam feature that lets you add your phone camera to a call appears to be coming later, it added.
(With Inputs From IANS)