Microsoft acquired Skype about six years ago, and for that time, the application underwent a series of changes in design and vision. Now the software giant has once again brought significant changes to Skype or not?

Described as the “next-generation Skype”, the new version focuses primarily on messages. Skype is also popular for audio and video calls, but applications such as iMessage, WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat, etc. are now more used as social text chat services. The new Skype interface includes sections with the names: find, chat and capture.

Find allows you to search old conversations and find pictures and information which you can insert into the message. Chat is the basic chat with new emoticons and pictures. Capture is the most intriguing innovation that really resembles Snapchat in Skype itself.

When you start the option, the camera is launched immediately and you can shoot or record. You can add stickers, text, or comments to the photo or video just like in Snapchat.

The new Highlights feature also resembles Stories in Snapchat – here you can post a series of pictures and videos that your friends can see and react to with emoticons.

Microsoft is only rolling out the new Skype design to mobile at first, with desktop to follow soon. Android devices will first start seeing the new Skype design today, followed by iOS, Windows, and Mac. Check your app updates, you may be one of the first to get it.

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