What's new with Skype group chats?

Skype is working on an improved group experience, so group chats are now using our cloud-based Group Chat experience.

The cloud-based group chat system has the following benefits:

  • You can send and receive messages when your friend is offline
  • You can receive messages even when you aren’t actively using Skype
  • The messages you send when you are offline are automatically queued to send once you are back online
  • You’ll receive notifications when a new message is received and alternatively, you have the option to turn off these notifications if you prefer
  • You can see consistent chat history across multiple devices
  • Messages are synced across devices to show if a message has been read or not

To take advantage of cloud-based group chats, you and your contacts will all need to upgrade to the most recent version of Skype.

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