Skype is trying hard efforts to remain relevant by copying Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram

Skype, in its efforts to remain relevant, has presented another update for its desktop application that looks vigorously inspired from Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook.

The new upgrade isn’t accessible yet on the general Skype desktop application however can be gotten to by means of Skype Preview. This new version of the desktop application incorporates every one of the elements Skype took off to its portable application a couple of months back. The upgrade makes Skype look significantly more white, with Instagram-like shading slopes in specific places.

Along with a redesign, Skype has presented new components like @mentions, message responses, and another notice board. You will now have the capacity to address a specific person, something which can come in extremely helpful in group chats and respond by means of emojis to messages – an idea which was presented by Facebook a while back. Skype Preview additionally carries with it in-call emoji responses.

In addition, the new chat gallery feature will make it simpler for clients to monitor every one of the media documents that have been shared on a specific chat. This component can be exceptionally valuable as opposed to scrolling through the sum of a visit to find something.

And I agree, Skype, for me, has turned into a tool that I utilize just for important videos meetings or calls with loved ones I haven’t met in a while. This is precisely what Skype was planned for. Presenting these new features will just make the basic client experience of video calling more complex.

Skype Preview is right now accessible for Mac, Windows 10 November Update and other lower versions of Windows.