Skype announces that they will soon be releasing Skype for Web. From now on, users do not need to download the app which was a prerequisite before. Instead, they can use their browser and use Skype from there. The latest features can be availed from any desktop, Windows 10 and Mac OSX10.12 or higher, with the latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The browser version will also have a number of new additions in terms of its functions and specifications.
Some of the features include HD video calling which apparently will come with call reactions. The users using this mode will be experiencing HD in one-to-one or group calling. There is also an option for call recording where, as it sounds, will let users record their phone calls. There is also a notification panel which shows reactions to messages, @mention in group conversations in one place. All the users need to do is to click on the icon and they will be redirected to the desired mention or place in a conversation.
Users can also find messages in the current conversation by typing in the word or phrase that they want to look for in the search box. This feature sounds a lot like the one that WhatsApp already has. An option called the Chat Media Gallery has also been added to the browser version in which users looking for a particular file, links, and photos which were previously shared in a conversation be it a day or a month before, can easily find that particular photo, files etc. They will just have to click Gallery under the chat name to see all the files, links, and photos in the conversation.
Apart from this, Skype also announced that they are releasing the updated MSI distributable for Skype (version 8) for Windows desktop.