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    What features are exclusive to Skype (version 8)?

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    Learn more about system requirements for Skype.

    Here are some of the things you may notice when you're communicating with other people who are using features exclusive to Skype (version 8):

    • Message reactions: You can send reactions to other peoples' chat messages. 
    • Information cards: There are several features that lead to information cards being shared in the chat stream. For example, using Skype Money, chat Add-ins, or interactions with bots. In many of these scenarios, you will see the information card but you will not be able to take action within an older Skype client. Where possible, you will be able to complete the action in a web page. Where that's not possible, you'll be brought to this page. 
    • Sharing photos and reactions in a call: The calling experience allows you to react (e.g. heart, thumbs up, etc.) and share photos while you're in the call. If you're using an older client, you will not see these new capabilities. A call participant who reacts or shares a photo will be informed if other participants can't see what they've done.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling