Skype for Web Gets HD Video Calling, Call Recording, New Notification Panel

Skype for Web Gets HD Video Calling, Call Recording, New Notification Panel”

Skype has a native Linux app that can be installed, and Chromebook users are redirected to the Google Play Store to use the Android Skype app instead. The new update comes for those who don't like to use the apps on the phone, and are still using the Skype for Web platform.

Microsoft announced a slick new Skype for Web yesterday, integrating most of the features it had brought to the desktop over the past year.

These new features are now available for all desktop devices that run on Windows 10 and Mac OSX10.12 or higher with the latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. When first released in 2015, Microsoft introduced Skype Web to Linux and Chrome OS.

Note: there are several other extensions that do pretty much the same thing in Firefox, and you can obviously use any of them as long as it lets you change the user agent to one of the two browsers mentioned above.

"Attempting to access "Skype for Web" with another browser generates a "Browser not supported" error message", The Verge reported.

In addition to experiencing your video calls in HD, you can now record them as well.

Also, a new notification panel that shows users all the notifications in one place has been included. The company has also added a call recording support for users.

Finally, the updated Skype for Web offering makes it easier for users to find messages within current conversations. No more scrolling through your chat history-just click Gallery under the chat name to see all the files, links, and photos in the conversation.

"The updated version is now available on machines running Windows 10 or MacOS 10.12 Sierra and later versions".

"If you are an IT administrator, simply download the new MSI file to start distributing the latest version of Skype to your organization via the distribution software of your choice".

Another feature lets users toggle on live captions and subtitles to help deaf or hard-of-hearing users communicate more efficiently.

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