Skype is alive and well, no matter what. And to prove it, the communication platform has just received its update to version 8.77. It contains a little something for everyone, no matter what device you use the service on.
In a brief blog post, Microsoft presented what’s new in Skype on Windows, Linux, Mac, Web, Android, iPhone and iPad. To get started, here’s what you can expect from the latest version of the proven service on Windows, Linux, Mac, and the web:
- Blur the lines: don’t bother to tidy up before your Skype video call on the web; just turn on the background blur (because you can do that now). Learn more about customizing your background in Skype.
- New Discussion Threads: We’ve made a few changes to modernize how Skype looks, but don’t worry, everything is still where you left off.
- Foxy: We’ve added support for audio calls in Mozilla Firefox, so you can use Skype on the web on virtually any browser. Learn more about Skype browser compatibility.
- Put a pin in there: Always lose track of someone on an important call? We’ve now made it so that you can pin participants to the active call stage, so you always know where they are. Learn more about what you can do on a Skype call.
- Meet, Meet, Meet: We’ve made some improvements to the Meet Now flow. Learn more about Meet Now in Skype.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. We used loud noises to scare off some bugs and then closed the hatches a bit to make everything a bit more solid.
As for Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad, here’s what’s on file:
There are a few more things in the official blog post, so it’s worth checking out if you want the full list of fixes to come with Skype 8.77. That said, the items listed above are the most expensive.
If you haven’t been following Skype news in a while, don’t worry, we have. Check out our coverage for a reminder of the Eternal Microsoft Service which is perfectly cool to have Microsoft Teams as a sibling.
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