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    What is capture and how do I use it in the new Skype?

    It is easy to take a photo or video, make it your own, and share it with your friends and family in a Skype chat or to your Highlights in Skype.  Just tap Capture or swipe to the left in Skype from the Chats screen or a conversation. 

    To take a new photo, tap the capture button. You can turn the flash on or off on your mobile device by tapping the Flash Flash button button. You can also switch between front and back cameras using the switch camera Switch camera icon button, then take your photo. Save your new photo to your device by tapping the Download Download iconbutton.  When you go to capture in a specific chat, you will share directly to that chat. When you go to capture from the Chats screen, you can share to any chat and to your Highlights in Skype.

    To take a new video, tap and hold the capture button. You can turn the flash on or off on your mobile device by tapping the Flash Flash button button. Tap the switch camera switch camera icon button to switch between your front and back cameras. Save your new video to your device by tapping the Download Download icon button.  When you go to capture in a specific chat, you will share directly to that chat. When you go to capture from the Chats screen, you can share to any chat and to your Highlights in Skype.

    You can personalize your new photos and videos or existing photos using the features available in capture. To get to your existing photos, tap the Picture Picture icon button.

    Add some text

    Add text to a photo
    You can choose a new banner color from the panel on the side.

    Add stickers

    Add stickers to photo
    You can move the sticker anywhere you'd like by tapping and holding it. Use two fingers to rotate and resize the stickers. New stickers will be added frequently, and may differ by region. 

    Add a drawing

    Add drawing to photo
    You can choose a color from the panel on the side.

    When your creation is ready, you can send your photo or video to your Highlights in Skype and to multiple chats at the same time.

    1. Tap Send Send icon
    2. Select the people you want to share with, and tap Send Send icon again. 
    3. Your friends will see your capture in their chat or in your highlights or both.

    Sharing photos to chats and highlights

    To quickly share your captured moment directly to your Highlights in Skype, tap Add to My Highlights Add to my highlights icon button and it will be posted immediately. 

    Share to highlights

    You can also share your captured moments in other applications. After you save your new photo or video to your device by tapping the Download Download iconbutton, you can share it like you normally would from your device's camera roll.

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