To make the app better, Skype has announced a huge 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”.
The company said it has been listening to feedback and will start rolling out changes to modernize Skype over the next few months.
The most important part of Skype, what Microsoft calls the call stage, is getting the most attention. The grid displayed during calls will soon include everyone on a call, regardless of whether they have enabled video.
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The report said that this puts all participants side by side, including your own video in the main interface.
Microsoft is also adding new themes and layouts to this view, offering some much-needed customization to the main calling interface in Skype.
Users will 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.
Skype’s new colorful 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 colorful gradients, making it easier to tell chats apart.
Some of these improvements are live now, while others will 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.