Microsoft launched new version skype 8.0 messaging app with features like 1080p video call clarity, call recording and more. The company announced that previous version of skype will no longer be available from sept 1.
Among features if you want to mention someone in a call or conversation by using ‘@’ mentions and name will send notification to them. Conference calls screen can be shared up to 24 people with HD support. All calls recorded and managed by cloud.
Skype 8.0 will be available for Apple’s iPad, Microsoft also announced.
In skype 8.0 chat gallery added to find out the media, links, and file attachments in chats. It’s easier now for sharing too by dragging the media files into conversations up to 300MB size limit.
You can find out the recipients who read the conversations in private and group chats as avatar appears below the message. Private conversations is a way to encrypt calls, text messages and files, using the Signal protocol. Messages and notifications about conversations hidden in the chat list to keep their information private.
For profile invites to start conversation who aren’t on skype by just sending you profile link with one tap. Also create groups within no time by sharing link to multiple people, who gets the shared link can join the group.
Features of Skype for Business are now available in Teams
Last year, Microsoft announced plans to replace Skype for Business Online with its Teams group-chat platform.
Skype-for-Business to Teams conversion done. Those features include call parking, group call pickup, location-based routing and shared-line appearance Microsoft officials still have not provided timing as to when the company will drop support for Skype for Business Online.
As it might improve communications capabilities across our consumer and commercial segments. The Skype for Business brand will also surface in voice and video experiences within Teams.