Tag: skype

[Update: Read receipts now rolling out to all] Skype finally gets read receipts in Insiders Preview build

In-conversation read receipts are either a useful way to keep track of text-based communication or a hindrance in ignoring people, depending on who you ask. They’re finally coming to Skype — but only in its Insider Preview beta build. Now when someone reads a message in either one-on-one or group conversations, their avatar will appear […]

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Microsoft Redesigning Skype to Make it Simpler to Use; Killing All Snapchat-like Features

Last year, Microsoft rolled out a full-fledged redesign of Skype which introduced Snapchat-like Highlights feature. The move led to the company receiving a lot of backlash since instead of focusing on improving the core features of the messaging service, Microsoft was busy adding unnecessary features to it. Now, Microsoft has […]

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Skype v8.29 ditches Snapchat-like ‘Highlights’ and has a simplified UI

Skype has floundered in recent years, among increased competition from services like WhatsApp, Hangouts, Discord, and others. In an effort to gain back market share, Microsoft has bloated the desktop and mobile apps with features like add-ons and Snapchat-like ‘Highlights.’ The Skype team is now flip-flopping, as it has announced a new focus on simplicity and […]

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Skype makes v8.0 a required update, reveals roadmap including call recording, encrypted conversations, and group links

Skype was once the go-to for video messaging, but those days seem to have ended. Even so, updates to the service are ongoing, and the latest bump for v8.0 of the desktop version of the service is unifying the interface with the mobile design while also adding a few new features. Anyone still using v7/Skype […]

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Skype launches a new desktop app with HD video, and soon encryption and call recording

Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will replace version 7.0 (aka Skype classic), the latter which will no longer function after September […]

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Skype finally gets read receipts in its Preview build

In-conversation read receipts are either a useful way to keep track of text-based communication or a hindrance in ignoring people, depending on who you ask. They’re finally coming to Skype — but only in its Insider Preview beta build. Now when someone reads a message in either one-on-one or group conversations, their avatar will appear […]

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How to use Skype for Chromebook

Shutterstock Chromebooks are great at so many things. They’re an inexpensive alternative to many laptops, and their storage is largely cloud based for extra convenience. You can use them for all of your chat needs, but if you want to use Skype for Chromebook, you’re out of luck. Sort of. Google and Microsoft are competitors, […]

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Here are the experts who will help shape Europe’s AI policy

The European Commission has announced the names of 52 experts from across industry, business and civil society who it has appointed to a new High Level Group on AI which will feed its strategy and policymaking around artificial intelligence. In April the EU’s executive body outlined its approach to AI technology, setting out measures intended to increase […]

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Pan-European seed fund firstminute hits a final fund close of $100M

New UK early stage VC firstminute Capital launched in June last year to the tune of $60m, with Atomico Ventures as it’s first cornerstone investor. They were joined by 30 unicorns founders form Europe. Last September they brought in the huge China-based company, Tencent, reaching a fund size of $85m. Today firstminute capital, the London-based […]

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G Suite integrations for Hangouts Meet and Calendar offer new compatibility with Skype, Cisco, and more

One of the key issues facing any business is making sure the technology and services you use facilitate easy collaboration, both internally and externally. Thanks to new integrations in Hangouts Meet and Google Calendar, G Suite users should find it easier than ever to have meetings with users of other platforms. Hangouts Meet is gaining new […]

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