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    What's new in Skype for Windows desktop?

    Looking for the latest Skype for Windows desktop releases? Wondering what feature changes and improvements are in each release? Check the table below for all of the details on the most recent releases.

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    Application version Main changes
    Skype 7.38
    released June 28th, 2017
    • Quality improvements and general fixes.
    Skype 7.37
    released June 8th, 2017
    • Quality improvements and general fixes.
    Skype 7.36
    released May 9th, 2017
    • Quality improvements and general fixes.
    Skype 7.35
    released April 12th, 2017
    • When searching for new contacts, you will now see the number of mutual friends you have.
    • Quality improvements and general fixes. 
    Skype 7.34
    released March 22nd, 2017
    • Quality improvements and general fixes.
    Skype 7.33
    released February 20th, 2017
    • When sending an image in SMS mode, a message is displayed stating that only text will be forwarded. 
    • Screen sharing of video now has audio enabled. Once the call is up and running, click the plus and select Share system sound
    Skype 7.32
    released January 30th, 2017
    • Users can now hang up on everyone in a group call from the Call main menu
    • For unanswered calls, users are directed to a pop up window where you have the option to Send video mail or Retry the call
    • Touch friendly popups which make it easier to interact with
    • Customizable keyboard shortcuts can be found under the Tools main menu and Options
    • Added a button for fast camera switching in call view when a user has multiple cameras
    • Performance and stability improvements
    Skype 7.31
    released January 9th, 2017
    • Performance and stability improvements
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.30
    released November 21st, 2016
    • Options tabs have been updated with more functions for call forwarding and voicemail
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.29
    released October 14th, 2016
    • Users can now disable URL previews separately from images.
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.28
    released September 26th, 2016
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.27
    released August 18th, 2016
    • If you've updated your computer to the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, you may have already discovered there is a brand new version of Skype pre-installed and ready to try. It's called Skype Preview and you are welcome to give it a go. If you continue to run your current version of Skype, you may see a screen inviting you to try Skype Preview. You can keep using your existing version, or try Skype preview. One thing to note is that you can only be signed in to either Skype or Skype Preview, so if you sign into one, you'll be automatically signed out of the other.
    Skype 7.26
    released July 25th, 2016
    • Updated UI - Top in-call toolbar with semi-transparent protection
    • Changes to background color when on a call
    Skype 7.25
    released July 11th, 2016
    • Image sharing now shows a thumbnail preview without an opaque overlay
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.24
    released May 26th, 2016
    • We have addressed the issue with the microphone volume not being loud enough in calls
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.23 for Windows desktop
    released April 28th, 2016
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.22 for Windows desktop
    released March 24th, 2016
    • Bot support enabled
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.21 for Windows desktop
    released March 10th, 2016
    • General fixes.
    Skype 7.18 for Windows desktop
    released January 18th, 2016
    • General fixes.
    Skype 7.17 for Windows desktop
    released December 15th, 2015
    • Group video messages - You can now send video messages to people in your group conversations. Remember, your friends don't need to be online when you send a video message. They'll receive it the next time they log in to Skype.
    • Users who are signed in to their Windows 10 machine with a Microsoft account can now sign into Skype with that account in just one click. When you launch Skype, you'll see a new screen showing your Microsoft account. Click on this to sign in. If you want to sign in with a different account, simply select 'Other Account' and continue as normal. This is rolling out gradually so if you don't see it, don't worry - it's coming!
    Skype 7.16 for Windows desktop
    released December 3rd, 2015
    • New toolbar with icons representing file and photo sharing, video messages and sharing your Skype contacts shown in the text input box at the bottom of your chat screen.
    • Introducing URL previews on Windows. When your friends share web links to you over Skype, you will see a preview of the web page directly in your Skype chat. Gradual release.
    Skype 7.15 for Windows desktop
    released November 18th, 2015
    • General fixes.
    Skype 7.14 for Windows desktop
    released November 4th, 2015
    • The Translator Options menu has been merged into the Translator Globe icon menu, making it easier to switch the feature on and off.
    Skype 7.12 for Windows desktop
    released October 1st, 2015
    • Skype Translator - Enables you to translate voice calls, video calls and IMs. Skype Translator is rolling out to our desktop users slowly. It might take a few weeks, but it will be pushed directly into your updated app.
    Skype 7.11 for Windows desktop
    released September 25th, 2015
    • General fixes
    Skype 7.10 for Windows desktop
    released September 8th, 2015
    • Skype for Tablet Mode users in Windows 10 including:
      • All forms in Skype are now touch aware
      • Input fields invoke on-screen keyboard
      • Skype window re-sizes to accommodate on-screen keyboard.
      • General Fixes
    Skype 7.9 for Windows desktop
    released September 1st, 2015
    • General Fixes
    • Bug Fixes
    Skype 7.8 for Windows desktop
    released August 12th, 2015
    • General Fixes
    • Stability improvements
    Skype 7.7 for Windows desktop
    released July 21st, 2015
    • General Fixes
    • Most recently used and multi tab support in picker
    Skype 7.6 for Windows desktop
    released June 18th, 2015
    • Improved emoticon picker
    • Stability improvements
    Skype 7.5 for Windows desktop
    released May 20th, 2015
    • Improved feedback form
    • Stability improvements
    Skype 7.4 for Windows desktop
    released April 22nd, 2015
    • Support for Hindi
    • Option to disable special text formatting for sent chat messages
    Skype 7.3 for Windows desktop
    released April 1st, 2015
    • Improvements to compact chat style
    • Performance improvements
    • Prompt to set default actions for Skype on first run
    Skype 7.2 for Windows desktop
    released March 2nd, 2015
    • Skype Credit balance now visible on front page
    • Sharing files and photos now defaults to the last folder you shared from
    • Your contacts' local time added to the IM window
    • Accessibility updates
    • Performance improvements
    Skype 7.1 for Windows desktop
    released January 28th, 2015
    Skype 7.0 for Windows desktop
    released December 5th, 2014
    Skype 6.22 for Windows desktop
    released October 29th, 2014
    • Redesigned chat experience:
      • Compact chat view
      • Switching large emoticons on/off
      • Compact Sidebar view
      • Show only conversations with unread messages
    • Easier access to your profile and mood message
    • Your favorites roam with you
    • Simplified search experience
    • Other bug fixes
    Skype 6.21 for Windows desktop
    released October 6th, 2014
    • Fix for intermittent webcam issue
    • Other bug fixes
    Skype 6.20 for Windows desktop
    released September 3rd, 2014
    • Favorites now roam across clients.
    • Engineering improvements to help reduce Skype's memory footprint and crashes.
    • Other bug fixes
    Skype 6.18 for Windows desktop
    released July 7th, 2014
    Skype 6.16 for Windows desktop
    released May 13th, 2014
    • Spell checker and auto-correct on Windows 8/8.1
    • Other bug fixes

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