Skype Introduces New Features For Android And iOS

Currently, Microsoft has announced four new features that it is testing through the Skype Insider program for both, Android and iOS.
 
 
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The four new features are the following, as per the official blog:
  • In-call reactions: you can now add live emoticons, live text and even real-time photos to your video calls. We all know a picture speaks a thousand words, and now you can amp up those video calls, especially when you’re keeping pace with a busy group.

  • Integrated camera: quickly swipe to capture those precious moments. Make them your own by adding emoticons, stickers and annotations, then promptly share them in the chat.

  • Messaging reactions: respond to any message from your contacts with multiple reactions. Reactions can be used for any purpose: voting, showing excitement, or just for fun.

  • Find panel: easily find and share links, news, sports results, restaurants, the weather, videos and more without leaving the app. No more switching back and forth between apps; we’re making it easy to bring the content you care about to the conversations that matter.
You will now be able to try the new features by downloading the Skype Preview from Google Play. You will also be able to apply to become a Skype Insider via Apple’s TestFlight.
 
 
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As expected, Microsoft wants some of its users to try these new features, before it goes on to introduce those to the rest of Skype’s userbase. The company has gone on to promise new enhancements and features already in the pipeline, however they have not revealed any timeframe or provided any details of the features.
 
The company states,
 
“Of course, while you’re having fun with our new features, know that this is a work in progress, so we’re hoping to get your feedback. Simply tap the heart icon on the main screen while on Skype Preview and you will be able to send your comments to our team, helping us shape the future of Skype. Making Skype better for you is what drives us so we are very excited to listen to what you think of these new additions.”