New Skype for Desktop

The new Skype for desktop is here

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The new Skype for desktop improves the way you connect with your contacts and added expanded capabilities such as personalized themes, chat list, and @mentions to the Skype experience

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  • Nicolas Nemni
    Nicolas NemniSoftware Product Manager



    - Compact Contact List too big

    - Disturbing animations

    - Message bubble too big

    - New sounds

    I have been using Skype only for work. The new redesign is totally has transformed it in an app for teenager. Do they really want to lose all the Business customers to Slack and similar?

    Nicolas Nemni has used this product for one year.
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    HD qulity is still not working for my HD camera even if you have good PC and internet speed

    I'm using Skype by many years because was one of the most easy application to use for video call with family and friends, but later this year I have upgraded my dad PC with a new HD webcam (Logitech c920) with the hope to get a better quality from home. After few visual test I have realised the quality is not as expected, start to made more videocall test with some friends from another city what i know the have an HD camera and as well no HD quality. Want to say my home pc(dad pc) have a good CPU i5 quad core sandy bridge, with 8GB ram, ssd, internet speed 300Mbps, all drivers installed and still nothing the largest resolution I got is 960x540. Always the quality is on medium, the ping between me and my friend from another city is by 5ms our speedtest between us is by ~250Mbps, he have as well a good pc. In the end we give up of trying to made this to send HD quality.

    Laur has used this product for one year.


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Erick Barron
Erick Barron@erickbarron86 · Webmaster
I'm no design expert, but I think Skype is a little late to the gradient party. 😂
Arun Sathiya
Arun SathiyaHunter@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
The all new @Skype for Desktop is here! - Notification panel - Chat media gallery - Add-ins - Reactions - Mentions - Status updates are back and a lot more! 🎉
Harish Shivaraman
Harish Shivaraman@interpid16 · Freelance Digital Product Designer
@skype @arunsathiya Gradients, Gradients. Everywhere.
Amir@amirmasoudabdol · Researcher
Is this an Electron app? It feels like one at least
Max Schmitt
Max Schmitt@mackseraner ·
Nick@hurleyharper · Product Design
Everyone complained about the blue bubbles? Get a toxic gradient in your face!
Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦@arthur_tkachenko · Building a tools for Food Tech projects
Thank you Skype for Slack invention!