It began rolling out to Windows, macOS, and Linux users on September 1, 2022, and will be released gradually over the next few weeks to Windows 10 & 11 users on August 14, 2022.
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- I want in: Meet Now meetings can now be found in Skype using search, so you can join them right away. Meet Now on Skype can be found here.
- Improvements to stability and bug fixes. Despite the sluggishness of the game, we were able to squash a few bugs for you.
On August 8, 2022, Skype versions 188.8.131.526 for Windows, Mac, Web, and Linux, and Skype versions 15.87.406.0 for Windows 10 and 11 were released gradually through the Microsoft Store.
- Pics or it didn’t happen: In order to make it easier for you to quote any item you send in a chat, we have added the option of quoting photos as well. Discover how to find a photo you’ve sent or received in Skype, as well as how to find a photo you’ve sent or received.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. In addition to not liking bugs, we also wanted to make sure that some were removed from the program.
As of August 8, 2022, there will be Skype 184.108.40.2066 available for Windows, Mac, Web, and Linux, as well as Skype for Windows 10 and 12 220.127.116.116 in the Microsoft Store (version 15.87.406.0) which will be released gradually over the next few weeks.
- Pics or it didn’t happen: With the new chat feature, you can quote anything sent, even photos. In this article, you will learn how to find a picture that you have sent or received through Skype.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. As we dislike bugs as much as you do, we have removed some of them for you as well.
During the next few weeks, the Skype for Windows 8 version 18.104.22.1689, as well as Skype for Mac, Web, and Linux version 22.214.171.1247, as well as Skype for Windows 10 and 11 version 126.96.36.1999/Microsoft Store version 15.86.409.0 will be slowly rolled out over the next few weeks.
- Feeling the same: Using the same reaction as someone else to react to a message is a very convenient way to react to a message. Take a look at the following video to find out how to react to an instant message.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Bugs? Stomped. Improvements? Made. Done.
As of June 21, 2022, Microsoft began rolling out versions of Skype for Windows, Mac, Web, and Linux 188.8.131.529, as well as Microsoft Store version 15.85.409.0 for Windows 10 and 11. These versions will gradually roll out over the next few weeks.
- Show the love: The Ukraine theme has been added to our emoticons. Here is a list of all the emoticons that are available in Skype.
- Never mind: Whenever you are creating a new Meet Now meeting, you have the choice of canceling it at any time by selecting Leave from the Meeting menu. Check out the Meet Now feature in Skype to learn more about it.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. We found some bugs under the rug, so we swept them out for you.
Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux 184.108.40.2068, Skype for Web 220.127.116.116, and Skype for Windows 10 & 11 18.104.22.1688/Microsoft Store Version 15.83.408.0 began rolling out April 12, 2022, and released gradually over the next few weeks.
- Keep out the riffraff: Allow only members of your group to join. In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure group chat settings in Skype on your desktop.
- Share the credit: A Skype contact can receive a gift from your own Skype Credit. You can give Skype Credit as a gift by following these steps.
- Get ready to meet in style: Do you want to start a Meet Now call or join one? It looks better than ever thanks to some updates to the Meet Now lobby. Visit Skype’s Meet Now page to learn more.
- Is that what you mean? Looking for the latest Skype updates? If we add or update a feature, we’ll show it with a red dot. In addition, we have added a “New” label to the features that are new. The labels will disappear once the menu is opened and closed.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Some bugs have been squashed.
In the first week of March 2022, Microsoft released Skype for Windows 10 22.214.171.1244 and Skype for Mac, Web, and Linux 126.96.36.1993.
- With a splash of color: Colorful backgrounds are now shown on the call screen for audio participants.
- That’s not what you said! Mobile and landline calls are supported by Translated Conversations. Here are the steps to setting up and using Skype’s Translated Conversations.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. As we checked everything, we donned our hard hats.
Skype for Windows desktop 188.8.131.528, Mac 184.108.40.2068, Web 220.127.116.118, and Linux 18.104.22.1688 began rolling out February 14, 2022, and released gradually over the next week.
- What do you mean? Translated Conversations now supports more languages. Here are some tips for setting up and using Skype’s Translated Conversations.
- You take that back! Disable all existing links to your profile by revokeing the link and creating a new one. Click here for more information on inviting someone to a Skype chat on a desktop.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Taking some bugs outside after capturing them in a cup was a good idea.
Initially released on February 1, 2022, Skype 22.214.171.124 for Windows desktop computers, 126.96.36.199 for Mac computers, 188.8.131.52 for the Web, 184.108.40.206 for Linux computers, and Skype 220.127.116.11 for Windows 10 and 11.
- There’s time now! The time limit for voice messages has been increased from two minutes to five minutes. How to send Skype voice messages: a step-by-step guide.
- When “Wow” just doesn’t cover it: Mobile users will now be able to create their own reactions by adding a custom button to the app. Take a look at the following instructions that explain how to react on Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and the Web during a call.
- Lighten up: As soon as you choose a light or dark theme in Skype, your Skype call will be reflected in the theme you chose. Find out how to change your Skype theme by reading this article.
- Get a closer look: With the new share screen, you are now able to zoom in and out. Find out what you can do when you are on a Skype call by reading the following article.
- Emergency calling: Skype is now available in the United States so that you can make emergency calls. In this article, you will learn more about Skype’s support for emergency phone calls in the United States.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. There were a few bugs in the house that we had to get rid of by calling the exterminator.
Skype for Windows, Mac, Web, and Linux 18.104.22.168 and Skype for Windows 10 22.214.171.124/Microsoft Store Version 126.96.36.199 began rolling out November 29, 2021, and released gradually over the next week.
- Call me maybe: We’ve modernized our call experience so you can enjoy it.
- The old switcharoo: Call views can now be customized more easily. During a Skype call, you can switch views.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Some bugs have been fixed.
Earlier this week, Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10, Mac OS X, Linux, and Skype versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 for Windows 8, Mac OS X, Web, and Linux, beginning October 25, 2019, and will take place over the week following.
- Sharing is caring: Skype now gives you more options when it comes to sharing and not sharing. Take advantage of Skype’s screen sharing feature by learning more about it.
- Thoroughly modern messaging: The light theme makes your messages look sharper with rounded corners, added color, and a modern design that makes our design feel fresh. In addition, we have increased the size of the avatars.
- And modern calling, too: As you are on a call, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a modernized experience.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. In order to get rid of some bugs, we wrapped them in a rug and left them outside. Then we tidied up a bit.
- Skype for Windows, Mac, Web, and Linux 220.127.116.11 started rolling out September 27, 2021, and has been released gradually over the next week along with Skype for Windows 10 18.104.22.168/Microsoft Store Version 22.214.171.124.
- Blur the lines: Just turn on background blur in the Skype on the Web video call settings (since you can do that now) so you don’t have to bother to tidy up before the call. You can customize the background of your Skype account in a number of ways.
- Fresh new threads: You may notice that we have made some updates to Skype’s look, but don’t worry, everything remains the same as before.
- Foxy: The Skype on the web app now supports audio calls in Firefox, so you can use it on virtually any web browser to make calls over the web. You can learn more about the compatibility of Skype with different browsers by clicking here.
- Put a pin in that: When you’re on a large call, do you ever lose track of someone? In order to make sure you always know where your participants are, we have now added the ability to pin them to the active call screen. Take a look at what you can do with a Skype call in order to learn more about it.
- Meet, meet, meet: The flow of the Meet Now application has been improved in some ways. Take a look at what Meet Now has to offer in Skype and learn more about it.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. For a little more security, we battened down the hatches a bit to scare off some bugs.
As of August 2, 2021, Skype versions 126.96.36.199 for Windows, Mac, Web, and Linux, and Skype for Windows 10 version 188.8.131.52 are available in the Microsoft Store.
- Robot dancing: Keep up with the latest Skype news right in your inbox? In order to assist you out there, we have added a robot friend to our team. Explore the world of Skype bots to learn more about what they do.
- Keeping out the riff-raff: Meetings can be locked if you want them to be accessible only to certain people. Visit Skype’s Meet Now page to learn more.
- Look behind you: Would you like your backgrounds to have a little more life? Skype video calls can now have animated backgrounds. Skype video calls have the option of changing your background.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The place has really been cleaned up and a lot of bugs have fled.
The 184.108.40.206 version of Skype for Windows, the 220.127.116.11 version of Skype for Mac and Web, the 18.104.22.168 version of Skype for Linux, and the 22.214.171.124 version of Skype for Windows 10 began rolling out on June 7, 2021, and will be released over the next few days.
- You’re so animated: In order to help you get your message across, we’ve added animated in-call reactions. Find out more about Skype’s in-call reactions.
- All Together Now: Regardless of the number of people on the line, Together mode works for every call. In a Skype call, you can switch views.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The floorboards were checked for bugs under the floorboards and some general fixes were made.
Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web 126.96.36.199 and Skype for Windows 10 188.8.131.52/Microsoft Store Version 184.108.40.206 began rolling out May 10, 2021, and released gradually over the next week.
- Emote properly: You can now show everyone you are paying attention during a call with custom reactions. Find out more about Skype’s in-call reactions.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. After raking off some bugs and cleaning up a bit, we chased them off the lawn.
A number of versions of Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web have been releasing gradually over the past week, which included version 220.127.116.11, macOS version 18.104.22.168, and browser version 22.214.171.124.
- We’ve got you: Almost all desktop and mobile browsers are now compatible with Skype for Web. Discover what browsers are compatible with each other.
- Hi, my name is: Meeting titles can now be personalized with emoticons and photos when you create them! The responsibility of naming meetings cleverly falls to you, however. Visit Skype’s Meet Now page to learn more.
- Welcome to my underground lair: The Together mode now has scene selections, so you and your friends can meet up wherever you are (virtually). Switching views in Skype is explained in more detail here.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The site has been cleaned up a bit and some bugs have been eliminated.
Skype for Mac 126.96.36.199, Skype for Web 188.8.131.52, and Skype for Linux 184.108.40.206 began rolling out February 15, 2021, and released gradually over the next week.
- Who said that?: It’s important not to leave the person on read now – you’ll see their profile picture in your group chat avatar.
- Keep it down over there: Now you can make noise on your Skype call without anyone noticing. The audio and video settings in Skype can be found here.
- No more hiding in the corner: To see who’s in a Skype call, we’ve added a participants button. Get to know what Skype can do for you.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The place has been cleaned up and some bugs have been eradicated.
Skype for Windows and Web 220.127.116.11, Skype for Linux 18.104.22.168, and Skype for Windows 10 22.214.171.124/Microsoft Store Version 126.96.36.199 began rolling out January 18, 2021, and released gradually over the next week.
- React Hard 2: React Harder: Now you can pick from more reactions right from your custom reaction picker. You can learn more about Skype’s reactions by clicking here.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. It’s been a while since we cleaned up the place and removed some bugs.
During the latest release of Skype 188.8.131.52 for Windows, Skype for Web 184.108.40.206 for Mac and Linux, and Skype for Windows 10 220.127.116.11 for Microsoft Store, all of these updates, as well as the Office 365 version 18.104.22.168 for Office 365, began rolling out on December 7, 2020, and will be released over the next week gradually.
- Hanging out with the cool kids: The new Together Mode gives everyone on your call the best seat in the house, no matter where they are in the conversation. Having said that, we have also added Large Gallery Mode to the platform so you can view every single video stream at the same time, if that wasn’t enough. In this article, you will learn how you can switch views in a Skype video call.
- Let me add you: There is a new version of Skype that offers the ability to add a person to an ongoing Skype call both via Skype and by calling them from their phone number. Take a look at how Skype works when it comes to calling.
- What’s that behind you?: Background categories and predefined backgrounds have been expanded, and we’re adding more every day. Find out how you can change the background of your Skype account.
- Meet Now, Right Now: With Meet Now integrated into Windows 10, you can meet with a simple click. Discover what Meet Now can do for you.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Bugs? Stomped. Improvements? Made. Done.
Earlier this year, Microsoft quietly rolled out versions of Skype for Mac, Linux, and Web 22.214.171.124, and Windows 126.96.36.199, together with Microsoft Store version 188.8.131.52 on Nov. 2, 2020. These versions will gradually roll out over the next several days.
- It’s a big room: With Skype calls now supporting up to 100 participants, you can have those big conversations with your friends or family. You can learn more about how to make a Skype call by clicking here.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Some bugs have been relocated to a nice farm upstate and some improvements have been made to the site.
Microsoft has begun rolling out several new versions of their online tools, including Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web, versions 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 in the Microsoft Store, which will be available gradually over the next week.
- Yes, you in the back: In a group call, do you have a question? Raising your hand in group calls is now possible, so don’t come off mute just yet. Discover what Skype can do for you.
- Call the number on your screen: By setting Skype as the default calling app, you can quickly dial numbers found on websites by simply clicking the number.
- Welcome to Safari, pal: Safari on your Mac desktop now lets you join a Meet Now call. Check out Meet Now for more information.
- Let me see your ID: Do you have an ID for the call you just got invited to? By pasting that ID into Skype, you can join right away. Find out how to join a call.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. There have been a few general improvements and a few bugs sent packing.
In the next week, Skype for Windows 10 18.104.22.168/Microsoft Store Version 22.214.171.124 will be rolled out gradually along with Skype 126.96.36.199 for Windows, Skype for Mac 188.8.131.52, Skype for Web 184.108.40.206, and Skype for Linux 220.127.116.11. These updates will begin rolling out gradually on September 9, 2020.
- There’s no reaction for what I am feeling: The answer is yes. With Skype’s reaction picker, you can always find the perfect reaction. Discover how the reaction picker works.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The keyboard shortcuts for Skype and Terminal have been changed, as well as some other changes.
August 3, 2020, saw the release of Skype for Windows, Linux, and Mac 18.104.22.168 and Skype for Web 22.214.171.124. A week later, Skype for Web 126.96.36.199 was released.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The latest update fixes a few bugs and includes some general upgrades.
Over the next week, Skype 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 for Windows, Mac, and Linux will be released gradually.
- Choose your backdrop: Additionally, you can upload your own video call background or choose one of our predefined ones. Find out how to change the background of your Skype account.
- The more the merrier: The new modern grid view allows you to see up to ten of your friends in a video call. Skype video calls have views. Find out more.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. A few general improvements have been made, as well as improving message sync because some conversations weren’t updating.
The Windows version of Skype 220.127.116.11, the Mac and Linux versions of Skype 18.104.22.168, and the Web version of Skype 22.214.171.124 will begin rolling out on June 8, 2020, and will be released gradually over the next week.
- Time to make some cuts: Too many contacts to manage? Are you curious about that one guy? Multiple contacts can now be deleted at once. Skype users can delete contacts by following these steps.
- Introducing an Enhanced Skype for Windows 10: Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) has been discontinued, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 15) has been introduced in its place. Take a look at the newest version of Skype and discover what it has to offer.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. A few bugs have been fixed, and a few tweaks have been made. It is just a part of what we do on a daily basis.
There will be a gradual rollout of Skype 126.96.36.199 on May 18, 2020, and it will be released gradually over the next week across Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web.
- All the best reactions: By customizing the reactions that appear at the top of the reaction picker, you will always have a wide selection of reactions at your fingertips in the event you need them. By learning how to add custom reactions to your reaction picker, you will be able to add your own reaction to the reaction picker by creating your own reaction.
- Just like that old TV show: As a result of this new feature, you are now able to view up to nine video participants at a time on your screen. In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch from 2×2 to 3×3.
- Who’s in charge around here? Would you like to create a group with a defined moderator and a specific set of users, like a class? It might be a good idea to create a moderated group.
- Just a key-press (or three) away: The Skype hotkeys have been added to the list of global hotkeys, so you can access them even when Skype is minimized. Take a look at our keyboard shortcuts page to learn more about them.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. In the process of cleaning up after ourselves, we sent some bugs packing.
During the week starting April 16, 2020, Skype 188.8.131.52 will be rolled out to Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web users. The release will be gradual over the next few weeks.
- This could be anywhere: Do you want to appear as if you’re calling from space or the beach? With custom video call backgrounds, you can do just that. Find out more about Skype’s backgrounds.
Note: It is not possible to improve the background in Skype for Windows 10 (Version 14).
- Share all the things, Part 2: Now you can share files with your Skype contacts directly from your Mac.
- Faster on the draw: Call controls are now easier to access in the chat menu. Calls have many features that you can learn more about.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. A few bugs have been chased out of the attic and spring cleaning has been done.
Over the next week, Skype 184.108.40.206 will be released for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web.
- Share all the things: Do you have something on your computer you’d like to share? Windows and Linux now support direct sharing.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. The place has been cleaned up and a few bugs have been fixed.
Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web 220.127.116.11 begin rolling out March 2, 2020, and release gradually over the next week.
- I don’t even know that guy: Spring cleaning is in order! Your contact list now allows you to delete a contact.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. You can now see caption language options alongside your device language after fixing a bug that caused caption languages to display incorrectly. Performance enhancements were also made.
The following versions of Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux will be released gradually over the next week in addition to Skype for Windows 10, which will be available in Microsoft Store version 18.104.22.168. It is expected to begin rolling out on January 27, 2020 in addition to Skype for Web 22.214.171.124.
- Instantly Quotable: The ability to copy and paste quotes from Windows and Mac can now be achieved by using keyboard shortcuts. To test it out, go to Settings > Messaging > Paste copied messages as quotes to turn it on. Check out Skype’s improved quoting feature to learn more about how it can help you.
Note: It is important to note that Skype for Windows 10 (Version 14) does not support improved quoting features.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements: The following issues have been resolved, including:
- It should no longer appear offline after a computer is launched in the system tray.
- There should be no more automatic disabling of split view.
- Open chat windows now sync better when using split view.
- Backgrounded desktop apps work better for auto-answering.
The Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Skype, as well as the version of Skype for Windows 10 and the version of the Microsoft Store, 126.96.36.199, will be released slowly over the next seven days beginning December 10, 2019.
- Don’t wait. Meet Now on Skype: You can easily and quickly create a meeting with Meet Now via a link that you can share with anyone whom you want to invite (even if they are not on Skype).
- Send a message with tone: Do you feel as if you are losing the tone of your voice when you text? In Skype, it is now possible to send a voice message instead of a text message. It would be great if you could show off that brand new guitar riff that you just learned.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements: Despite smashing some bugs, we managed to clean the windshield quite well after a quick trip to the car wash a few days ago.
As of November 4, 2019, Skype for Windows 188.8.131.52/Microsoft Store Version 184.108.40.206 will roll out gradually over the next week on Windows, Mac, Linux, and the Web.
- Translated Conversations: Translated Conversations in Skype make it easier than ever to communicate in a different language with people around the world. Visit Translated Conversations to learn more.
- Share Away: Mac users running the latest macOS (Catalina) can now grant Skype permission to share their screen. For more information on sharing your screen on Mac, visit the Skype for Mac website.
- Check It: Checkmarks and crossmarks have been added to our emoticons. Find out more about Skype’s emoticons.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.
In the coming week, Skype 220.127.116.11/Microsoft Store Version 18.104.22.168 will be available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web, and for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store.
- Embiggen your chats: The fullscreen mode is now available while in a call, so you can view your chats. Calls offer a variety of features. Find out more.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.
In the next week, Skype for Windows 10 version 22.214.171.124/Microsoft Store version 126.96.36.199, and Skype for Mac version 188.8.131.52 will begin to roll out gradually over the course of next week on September 16, 2019. Download these updates from the following links.
- Just dropping in: You may be interested in sharing a contact with another contact or adding a contact to a conversation if you wish. Adding a contact to a conversation is now as simple as dragging and dropping that contact from your contact list.
- Everybody’s talking: There is now a feature in Skype that allows you to schedule calls with your groups.
- A better split: As a result of our work, we have made some improvements to the split view, including the ability to remember window sizes and positions, be able to restore minimized conversations correctly, and focus on the message composer correctly.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
184.108.40.206/Microsoft Store Version 220.127.116.11 for Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Windows 10 will begin rolling out August 13, 2019, and will gradually be available until September 20, 2019.
- Divide and Conquer: You can now maintain your contact list in one window while keeping track of your conversations in another with split view on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Find out more.
- Sharing is caring: Using Google Chrome, how can you share your screen with Skype on the Web? You can now do that! Good news! Find out more.
- Keep it simple: There are now easier ways to find video messages and polls in the message composer. Find out more.
- Before I forget: Messages can now be bookmarked in conversations as well. Find out more.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
A beta version of Skype 18.104.22.168/Microsoft Store Version 22.214.171.124 for Windows OS, Mac OS, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 will begin rolling out July 22, 2019, and will be released over the course of the next week.
- Friends now at your fingertips: New! You can now search by spelling out your friends’ names on the dialpad to find their mobile numbers and landlines! Find out more
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Starting July 9, 2019, Skype 126.96.36.199 will be released gradually over the next week for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web.
- Cleaner updating process for Windows users: Upon updating Skype, a shortcut will no longer be added to the desktop. (Only a fresh installation will add the desktop shortcut.)
- Tired of that really annoying GIF in your chat? Put an end to it! With this new feature, you can pause and play GIFs at your leisure!
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Microsoft Store version 188.8.131.52 for Windows 10, Mac, Linux and Web is going to be available beginning on June 26, 2019. It will be rolled out over the next few weeks gradually as it is released.
- Keeping up appearances: Signing out of Skype keeps your appearance settings.
- Your system tray now contains a quit button for Skype for Windows 10.
- Share more while taking up less space: Images and videos shared within a conversation are now collapsed into an album.
Over the course of the next week, Skype for Linux 184.108.40.206 will begin to roll out over the course of June 13, 2019.
- General improvements and enhancements.
In the next week, Microsoft will begin rolling out version 220.127.116.11 of Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, Linux, and Web, alongside version 18.104.22.168 of Skype for Windows 10. The updates will begin rolling out on May 28, 2019, and will occur over the course of the next week.
- You will now be able to activate Skype minutes for Microsoft 365 automatically.
- We have made it easier for you to control how Skype launches and runs in the background by updating the startup and close options for Windows desktop, Mac and Linux.
It is planned that Skype for Windows desktops, Linux, and the Web versions 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 will be released gradually over the course of the week beginning May 16, 2019.
- Changing the theme and color of Skype for Web after signing out is now saved.
- Quick sign out: The footer of Skype for Web now features a quick sign out button.
- Call and message notifications can be easily enabled on Skype for Web.
In the coming week, Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, Linux, Web, and Skype for Windows 10 version 188.8.131.52 will be gradually released through the Microsoft Store. This version is now available if you have a Microsoft Account.
- Improvements to message forwarding: Quoted messages can now be forwarded.
Over the next week, Skype 184.108.40.206 will be released to Windows desktop, Mac, and Web users.
- Switch between Speaker view or Grid view during a video call: During a video call, you can now switch between seeing only the active speaker, or up to four participants simultaneously.
- Get notified when your friends are online: As soon as a contact becomes active, a pop-up notification will appear. Get a better understanding of how notifications work.
- Keep your background blurred: For all audio and video calls, we have added the Blur Background option. In Linux, this feature is not available.
As of March 28, 2019, Skype 220.127.116.11/Microsoft Store version 18.104.22.168 will begin rolling out to desktop, Mac, Skype for Web, and Skype for Windows 10.
- Quickly view a participant’s profile while you’re in a call: View the profile of the participant by right-clicking on it.
- Review before you send: The ability to preview files before sending them is now available when you drop them into a chat.
- Effortlessly set the mood: Alter the emoticon to match your mood by choosing from a list of mood messages.
- There’s more than one way to keep the focus on you: During a video call, you can now blur your background using the more menu. The Linux operating system does not support this feature.
- In Skype 14 (version 14), you’ll find a new set of global hotkeys.
- New shortcut to resize camera preview: Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) and Skype for Windows desktop support Ctrl+Shift+J. Find out how to use Skype’s keyboard shortcuts.
- Skype’s sign-out descriptions have been updated.
A gradual rollout of Skype 22.214.171.124/Microsoft Store version 126.96.36.199 for Windows desktop, Mac, Skype for Web, and Skype for Windows 10 begins on March 11, 2019.
- Large group calls: You can now start a group call with up to 50 participants.
- The sound of silent meetings: Ringless group calls will now be available to groups over 25 participants. Group members will not be notified that a meeting has begun, but will receive an automated notification.
- To ring or not to ring? The call can be ringless or ring everyone in the group if there are less than 25 participants.
- More ways to block unwanted spam calls: From the chat, you can block unwanted phone numbers when you receive a call.
- More room to breathe: If you want to give your instant messages a little more room during a call, increase or decrease the width of the chat panel.
- On the move: Chat panel has been relocated to the right during a call.
- Integrating Skype calls into your content just got easier: The ability to enable Skype for content creators during a call has now been added.
- Stay in touch by being in sync: The contacts in your Skype address book will now be available across your devices when you choose to sync them.
During the coming week, Skype for Windows 10 188.8.131.52 will be released and begin rolling out to Windows desktop users on February 28, 2019, and to Mac users on February 40.0.86.
- Merge calls: When someone calls you and you are on another call, you now have the option of merging your calls rather than having to put the call on hold.
- Why didn’t my call go through? A call that isn’t successful will now provide more information on why it wasn’t successful.
- Maximize your size: If you want to make your video preview bigger or smaller during a video call, you can resize it.
- More control over live captions & subtitles:
- You can choose not to display your own subtitles.
- Added ways to get notified: Missed calls or messages can now be notified via email. You can receive notifications about missed calls and missed messages by clicking on Settings, then Notifications, and then E-Mail Notifications.
- Sign up as a guest from any platform to try Skype without an account.
- Results for in-conversation searches have been improved.
- Make sure your friends know who’s calling:
- How do I set up caller ID?
- Have you ever forgotten if you sent a message?
- Messages that have not been sent will now appear as drafts in your recent chat list.
Skype for Windows desktop 184.108.40.206, Mac 220.127.116.11, and Skype for Windows 10 18.104.22.168/Microsoft Store version 22.214.171.124, begins rolling out February 13, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
- Maximize your view: Wouldn’t it be great to be able to regain some space if you had a lot of chats going on? To save even more space, you can also hide specific user or conversation icons when you enable Compact list view so that even more space can be freed up. You can toggle Show user and conversation icons on or off in your profile Settings, under Appearance, under Show a list of users and conversations.
- Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) now allows you to choose where you want your files to be downloaded from when they are downloaded.
- Express yourself like never before: In the new version of Skype, you can now add a personal touch to your chat conversation by sending GIFs from the chat window itself when you send a message.
- In the future, Skype will warn you if you haven’t given permission for the microphone to be used during a call if you haven’t granted it already.
As of January 28, 2019 the 126.96.36.199/Microsoft Store version 188.8.131.52 release for Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 10 desktop, and Skype for Windows 10 Starter edition will start to roll out from the Microsoft Store till the end of the week.
- Stay in the know: A notification will now be sent when you are added to a group chat.
- Profile management and presence status updates are now easier to access.
- View more of your conversations right in your Chats list: You can now view more of your conversations rather than just the most recent ones.
- Access your previous or next conversation with a new keyboard shortcut.
- Chat options have been relocated when you’re on a call. If you are on a call and want to access all the chat options, click on the menu (plus) button.
Over the following week, Skype 184.108.40.206/Microsoft Store version 220.127.116.11 will begin rolling out to Windows desktops, Macs, and Windows 10 devices.
- Receive SMS messages: Skype Numbers with Caller ID now allow you to receive SMS messages. Find out more.
- More options are available for customizing your contacts in the new Contacts panel.
- Add a phone number to an existing contact: You can add your friend’s phone number from their profile.
- To blur or not to blur: Blur your background in any video call to make yourself the priority. (Unsupported on Linux)
- Share only a specific window: There is now an option to choose whether to share your whole screen during a video call or just one window when you start to share your screen during a video call. Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac are the only two products that have this feature available at the moment.
- Easier access to video settings: When you are on a video call, just hover over the camera to quickly access the settings that you use most often.
- Send quick one-to-one messages during group calls: Right click on the person in the group and select send message to open a chat window with only them in the side panel if you need to contact them quickly during a group call.
- A new version of Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) is now available that allows content creators to use Skype.
In the next few days, Microsoft Store version 18.104.22.168 of Skype for Windows 10 will begin rolling out gradually over the next week, starting on December 13, 2018.
- Don’t let your voice go unheard. You’ll now receive a notification if someone mutes you, or if you mutes someone during a call.
- The ability to remove unnecessary contacts from group chats has been added. When an essential contact is removed, they will receive a notification.
- You might want to set a reminder to schedule a Skype call with a friend or relative.
- The network connectivity messages and network connectivity messages have been improved, so it’s easier to know when there’s a problem.
- We have added new accessibility shortcuts for screen readers.
During the next week, Microsoft Store version 22.214.171.124 for Skype for Windows 10 will roll out gradually starting December 3, 2018.
- Having a bad hair day?
- If you want to use your video camera to answer a video call, select that option.
- Poor connection getting you down?
- When your connection is poor, you can turn off incoming video to improve call quality.
- Never go unheard again.
- A notification will now appear if another participant mutes your microphone during a call if you mute someone or if someone mutes you. Learn more about what you can do during a call.
- You can now maximize your screen while sharing.
- Automatically download files: We’ve added the ability to automatically download files. From your profile, select Settings > Messaging > Automatically download incoming files.
- You can now use OneDrive for sharing: Use OneDrive to share files and photos with your friends and family. From Chats, select the add in button, select OneDrive, select the file you want to send, and then select Send.
- New notification sound setting: When you receive a new Skype message, your computer should not play any sounds. You can turn off or on Notification sounds from your profile’s Settings > Notifications section. Check out our guide to managing Skype notifications.
Microsoft Store version 126.96.36.199 for Windows 10 begins rolling out on November 12, 2018, and Windows desktop, Mac, and Linux versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 follow over the next week.
- Update to the volume control on Mac: There is now a separate volume control for the system volume on macOS.
- Switch between cameras: With just a right-click on your avatar, you can switch between multiple cameras during a video call.
- Easily share Skype contact details with others: Choose a contact to share, then select send from the share contact button in a chat.
- Split window view: Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) supports this feature. You can open a conversation in a separate window for each contact on your contact list. Enable split view mode by selecting the more menu. Skype’s split window view is explained in more detail here.
On October 24, 2018, Microsoft Store version 220.127.116.11 will roll out to Windows desktop 18.104.22.168, Skype for Windows 10, and Linux 22.214.171.124. Both releases will be rolled out gradually over the next week.
- Send message with Enter key: While in a chat, you can change what Enter does. You can choose to send a message or add a new line. You can access your messaging settings under your profile picture.
- Add a phone number as a contact: In Skype, you can easily add a contact’s phone number. Click here for more information.
- Mute and remove participants during a Skype group call: Participants in a group call can be muted or removed when you initiate the call. Find out more.
Starting October 10, 2018, Microsoft Store version 126.96.36.199 will be available for Windows desktop versions 188.8.131.52, Skype for Windows 10 versions 184.108.40.206, and Mac versions 220.127.116.11 and Linux versions 18.104.22.168.
- Accomplish more with Microsoft To-Do in Skype: Create a task by right-clicking on a message. From your Add-ins, you can manage your To-Do list.
Find out how Microsoft To-Do can help you get things done.
- Video sharing: You can now share videos up to 1 minute long.
- Drag and drop files with ease if you please: By dragging and dropping your file anywhere in the chat, you can send it automatically.
As of September 26, 2018, Linux 22.214.171.124 will begin to roll out and will release over the next week in stages.
- URL previews: You can choose whether to display URL previews in Skype chat by going to your settings. Toggle on or off Display URL previews by clicking your profile picture > Settings > Messaging.
As of September 12, 2018, 126.96.36.199 is rolling out to Windows desktop, Mac, and Linux users. It will release gradually over the next week.
- Conveniently access your audio settings during a call: You can quickly adjust your audio settings by hovering over the microphone button.
- Fine-tune your webcam settings: Make your webcam image brighter, contrastier, warmer, and more natural looking by adjusting the settings.
- Fewer missed calls: The phone won’t ring while you’re waiting. To make Skype calls more loud, use a secondary audio device.
- Search a conversation for a keyword or phrase: Keep track of your conversations with the Find feature and access old conversations instantly.
- Read receipts: Your message history is visible at a glance. You can see how far someone has read in your chat when you see their avatar beneath your message.
Windows desktop, Mac, and Linux 188.8.131.52 will be released over the next week beginning on August 27, 2018.
- Signed in as: Do you have more than one Skype or Microsoft account? You can now determine which account you are logged into more easily. The Skype Name and the account you’re signed in with are displayed when you tap your profile picture.
- Archive your conversations: Archive your conversations to hide them. Find out more.
- Stop unwanted calls: The distraction of receiving unwanted calls from strangers can be frustrating. Those distractions can now be avoided by only allowing calls from your contacts to ring. Find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is new with Skype?
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How do I update Skype on Linux?
- Launch the terminal program. Almost all Ubuntu builds open the terminal by pressing CTRL/Alt/Del.
- Simply type sudo apt update into the command line and press Enter after each line. Snapd can be installed with sudo apt install. Skype –classic can be installed with sudo snap install.
Does Skype run on Linux?
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Is there Skype for Mac?
Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux are all supported. You accept Skype’s Terms of Service and Privacy & Cookies by downloading the application. Check the system requirements.
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