Skype reminds us that anyone will be able to start a Skype call with just a link. This means no hassles of downloading or signing-up for Skype.
Zoom is not the only video conferencing service that has been a spike in its usage as millions of people across the world work from home to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Skype, one of the oldest video calling services out there, has also seen a spike in its usage and it is being used by companies and colleagues for holding virtual meetings. Just like Zoom, Skype also offers an option to hide the background so that you don’t have to worry about cleaning your messy room before joining a video call.
Microsoft has announced a slew of features for Skype apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The new features are aimed at boosting productivity and elevate user experience. The Skype update for iOS and Mac arrives with message drafts, split-screen, bookmarks, and a feature for previewing media before sending it across. Let us take a closer look at each one of these features.
After initially launching screen sharing as beta in April, Skype has now rolled out the feature to its iOS and Android app. The feature allows iPhone and iPad owners to share their screen with other parties in a video call.
The latest beta release of Skype for iOS adds a handy screen sharing ability to the service. This means iPhone and iPad users will be able to share a live preview of their iPhone/iPad screen while on a Skype video call with other parties.
Way back in 2014, Microsoft launched Skype on the Web as a limited beta. It took some time, but eventually the beta tag was taken off.
Skype has rolled out a new update to its Mac and Windows app to add support for background blurring in video calls. The effect is similar to Portrait selfies that have become the rage in recent years in the smartphone world.
Microsoft, riding high on the fact it’s one of the most valuable companies in the United States and refreshed Office app icons, is giving some love to Skype and (eventually) PowerPoint.
If you haven’t opted to make the HomePod, Apple’s first smart speaker, your go-to option and instead have gone with options from Amazon, then you may be happy to know they are learning some more tricks this week.
Skype launched 15 years ago, and, since then, one of the most oft-requested features for the service has been left to third-party options. But that is finally changing.