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    Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, and Skype for Windows 10 8.53.0.85/Microsoft Store Version 14.53.85.0 begin rolling out October 8, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.

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    Skype for Windows, Linux, Web, Skype for Windows 10 8.52.0.138/Microsoft Store Version 14.52.138.0, and Skype for Mac 8.52.0.145 begin rolling out September 16, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.

     

    Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 8.51.0.72/Microsoft Store Version 14.51.72.0 begins rolling out August 13, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Divide and Conquer: We've added split view to Windows, Mac, and Linux, so you can keep your contact list up in one window and your conversations in another. Learn more.
    • Sharing is caring: Want to share your screen in Skype on the Web using Google Chrome? Good news, you can do that now! Learn more.
    • Keep it simple: We've simplified the message composer to make things like video messages and polls easier to find. Learn more.
    • Before I forget: We also added the ability to bookmark messages in conversations. Learn more.
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 
     

    Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 8.50.0.38/Microsoft Store Version 14.50.38.0 begins rolling out July 22, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Friends now at your fingertips: We've added a new way to search — you can now find your friends' mobiles and landlines by spelling out their name on the dialpad! Learn more
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 

    Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux and Web 8.49.0.49 begins rolling out July 9, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Cleaner updating process for Windows users: Skype will no longer automatically add a desktop shortcut after an update. (The desktop shortcut will only be added as a fresh install).
    • Tired of that really annoying GIF in your chat?  Shut it down!  We added the ability to pause and play GIFs as you wish!
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 

    Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 8.48.0.51/Microsoft Store version 14.85.51.0  begins rolling out June 26, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Keeping up appearances: Your appearance settings are now kept when you sign out of Skype.
    • You can now quit Skype for Windows 10 right from your system tray.
    • Share more while taking up less space: When you share multiple images or videos, they are now collapsed into an album within your conversation. 

    Skype for Linux 8.47.0.73  begins rolling out June 13, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • General improvements and enhancements.

    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, Linux, and Web 8.46.0.60 and Skype for Windows 10 8.46.0.60/Store version 14.46.60.0 begins rolling out May 28, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    Skype for Windows desktop, Linux, and Web 8.45.0.41 and Skype for Mac 8.45.0.43 begins rolling out May 16, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Skype for Web appearance settings for theme and color are now saved after you sign out. 
    • Quick sign out: When you're using Skype for Web, you can now quickly sign out right from the footer. 
    • Improvements to easily enable notifications for calls and messages when using Skype for Web. 

    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, Linux, Web and Skype for Windows 10 8.44.0.40/Microsoft Store version 14.44.40.0 begins rolling out April 30, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Improvements to message forwarding: You can now forward a quoted message.

    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, and Skype for Web 8.43.0.56 begins rolling out April 16, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Switch between Speaker view or Grid view during a video call: You now have the option to switch views to see only the active speaker, or up to 4 participants at once during a video call. 
    • Get notified when your friends are online: You'll now receive a pop-up notification when a contact goes from offline to Active. Learn how to manage your notifications.  
    • Keep your background blurred: We've added the option to Blur Background for all calls under the audio and video settings. (not supported in Linux)

    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, Skype for Web, and Skype for Windows 10 8.42.0.60/Microsoft Store version 14.42.60.0, begins rolling out March 28, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Quickly view a participant's profile while you're in a call: Simply right-click on the participant and select View profile
    • Review before you send: Now, when you drop files or media into a chat, you can preview them before sending.
    • Effortlessly set the mood: Quickly choose a list of mood messages that match your sentiment and change out the emoticon to match. 
    • There's more than one way to keep the focus on you: The option to blur your background can now be accessed from the more menu during a video call. (not supported in Linux)
    • New global hotkeys in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).
    • New shortcut to resize camera preview: Ctrl+Shift+J is available in Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14). Learn more about keyboard shortcuts in Skype
    • Updated descriptions for signing out of Skype.

    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, Skype for Web, and Skype for Windows 10 8.41.0.54/Microsoft Store version 14.41.54.0, begins rolling out March 11, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Large group calls: You can now start a group call in groups of up to 50 members. 
    • The sound of silent meetings: Group calls with more than 25 participants will now be ringless. Rather than ringing everyone in a group, they'll receive a notification that the meeting has started and can jump in when they're ready. 
    • To ring or not to ring? For group video calls with less than 25 participants, you can choose whether you want your call to ring everyone in the group or be ringless. 
    • More ways to block unwanted spam calls:  When you receive a call from an unwanted phone number, you'll have the option to block the number right from the chat. 
    • More room to breathe: Increase or decrease the width of your chat panel during a call to give your instant messages a little more space. 
    • On the move: The location of the chat panel during a call has moved to the right. 
    • Integrating Skype calls into your content just got easier: You can now enable Skype for content creators during a call. 
    • Stay in touch by being in sync: When you choose to sync your address book with your Skype contact list, your contacts can now be found across your devices so you can connect even more.

    Skype for Windows desktop 8.40.0.70, Mac 8.40.0.86, Skype for Web 8.40.0.70, and Skype for Windows 10 8.40.0.70/Microsoft Store version 14.40.70.0, begins rolling out February 28, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Merge calls: Instead of having to put a call on hold when you someone calls you and you're on another call, you now have the option to merge your calls
    • Why didn't my call go through? When a call isn't successful, you'll now see more details about why it didn't connect. 
    • Maximize your size: During a video call you can resize your video preview to make it bigger or smaller. 
    • More control over live captions & subtitles: Choose to only show subtitles for others and not yourself. 
    • Added ways to get notified: You now have the option to receive email notifications for missed calls or messages. From your profile picture, select Settings, select Notifications, and  then under E-Mail Notifications toggle on the options to receive Missed call reminders and Missed Message reminders.  
    • Try Skype without an account by signing in as a guest from any platform. 
    • Improvements to in-conversation search results. 
    • Make sure your friends know who's callingHow do I set up caller ID
    • Ever type a message and don't remember if you sent it? Unsent message drafts will now show as a draft in your recent chat list. 

    Skype for Windows desktop 8.39.0.180, Mac 8.39.0.175, and Skype for Windows 10 8.39.0.180/Microsoft Store version 14.39.180.0, begins rolling out February 13, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Maximize your view: Have a lot of chats and wish you could regain some space?  When you enable Compact list view, you can also hide user and conversation icons to free up even more space. From your profile, select Settings, select Appearance, and then toggle Show user and conversation icons on or off. 
    • You can now choose your default file download location on Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).
    • Express yourself like never before: Now, when you send a message on Skype you can personalize your chat with GIFs and send them right from the chat window. 
    • Skype will now notify you if you haven’t granted permissions to use the microphone during the call. 

    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, and Skype for Windows 10 8.38.0.138/Microsoft Store version 14.38.138.0 begins rolling out January 28, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Stay in the know: When someone ads you to a group chat, you’ll now receive a notification.
    • Improved access for managing your profile and updates to presence statuses.
    • View more of your conversations right in your Chats list: Previously you could see just your most recent conversations, now you can scroll through more of them.
    • New keyboard shortcut takes you right to your next or previous conversation.
    • Updates to the location of chat options when you’re in a call. From your chat during a call, click the menu (plus plus menu button) button to access all the chat options.
    Skype for Windows desktop, Mac, and Skype for Windows 10 8.37.0.98/Microsoft Store version 14.37.98.0  begins rolling out January 22, 2019, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Receive SMS messages: You can now receive SMS messags in Skype if you have a Skype Number with Caller ID set up. Learn more
    • New Contacts panel gives you more control, and includes more options for customizing your contacts.
    • Add a phone number to an existing contact: From your friends profile, select Add a phone number
    • To blur or not to blur: Make yourself the priority in any video call with blur my background. (not supported in Linux)
    • Share only a specific window: When you start to share your screen during a video call you can now choose whether you want to share your whole screen or just one window. This feature is currently only available in Skype for Windows desktop and Mac. 
    • Easier access to video settings: Just hover over the camera during a video call to quickly access your most used settings.  
    • Send quick one-to-one messages during group calls: To send a quick message to just one person during a group call, right click on the person and select send message to open a chat with only them in the side panel. 
    • Skype for content creators is now available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).

    Skype for Windows 10 8.36.0.52/Microsoft Store version 14.36.52.0  begins rolling out December 13, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Never go unheard again. If you mute someone, or someone mutes you during a call, you’ll now receive a notification that “another participant muted your microphone."
    • You can now remove unessential contacts from group chats. They will receive a notification when they are removed, but you can always add them back at any time. Learn how. 
    • Set reminders to schedule Skype calls with your friends or family.
    • We’ve made improvements to network connectivity, and connection messages, making it easier to know when you’re having connection issues.
    • New screen reader accessibility shortcuts have been added. 

    Skype for Windows 10 8.35.0.76/Microsoft Store version 14.35.76.0  begins rolling out December 3, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Having a bad hair day? Choose if you want to answer a video call with your video camera.
    • Poor connection getting you down? We’ve added the option to turn off incoming video when your connection is poor to help improve call performance. 
    • Never go unheard again. If you mute someone, or someone mutes you during a call, you’ll now receive a notification that “another participant muted your microphone." Learn more about what you can do during a call
    • You can now maximize your screen while sharing.  
    • Automatically download files: We've added the ability to automatically download files. From your profile, select Settings > Messaging > Automatically download incoming files
    • You can now use OneDrive for sharing: Use OneDrive to share files and photos with your friends and family. From Chats, select the add in button, select OneDrive, select the file you want to send, and then select Send.
    • New notification sound setting: Stop your computer from playing a sound when you get a new Skype message. From your profile, select Settings > Notifications, and then toggle Notification sounds off or on. Learn more about managing notifications in Skype.
    Windows desktop, Mac, and Linux 8.34.0.78, and Skype for Windows 10 8.34.0.81/Microsoft Store version 14.34.81.0  begins rolling out November 12, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Update to the volume control on Mac: The volume control on macOS is now separate from the system volume. 
    • Switch between cameras: Easily switch between multiple cameras during a video call, just right-click on your avatar to select a different camera. 
    • Easily share Skype contact details with others: From a chat, select the share contact contact card button button, select a contact to share, and then select send
    • Split window view: Available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14). Put your contact list in one window, and each conversation you open in a separate one. Select the more menu, and then select Enable split view mode. Learn more about split window view in Skype
    Windows desktop 8.33.0.50, Skype for Windows 10 8.33.0.41/Microsoft Store version 14.33.41.0, and Linux 8.33.0.41  begins rolling out October 24, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Send message with Enter key: Change what your Enter key does while in a chat, set it to send the message or insert a new line. Go to your profile picture > Settings Messaging.
    • Add a phone number as a contact: Easily add someone's phone number as a contact in Skype. Learn more.
    • Mute and remove participants during a Skype group call: When you initiate a group call, you can mute or remove participants during the call. Learn more.

    Windows desktop 8.32.0.53, Skype for Windows 10 8.32.0.55/Microsoft Store version 14.32.55.0, Mac 8.32.0.44, and Linux 8.32.0.44  begins rolling out October 10, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.

    Linux 8.31.0.92 begins rolling out September 26, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.

    • URL previews: Enable or disable displaying URL previews in Skype chat from your settings. Click your profile picture > Settings Messaging Display URL previews and toggle it on or off.

    Windows desktop, Mac and Linux 8.30.0.50 begins rolling out September 12, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Conveniently access your audio settings during a call: Just hover over the microphone button to quickly adjust your audio settings
    • Fine-tune your webcam settings: Put your best face forward by adjusting your image brightness, contrast, hue, and more in your webcam settings. 
    • Fewer missed calls: No more sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Use an additional audio device as a secondary ringer for Skype calls. 
    • Search a conversation for a keyword or phrase: Use the Find feature to stay on top of your conversations and instantly refer back to a chat from days, weeks, or months ago.
    • Read receipts: See at a glance who's read your messages. Once someone reads your message, their avatar appears beneath it in your chat - so you can see how far they've read in the conversation. 

    Windows desktop, Mac and Linux 8.29.0.50 begins rolling out August 27, 2018, and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Signed in as: Have multiple Skype or Microsoft accounts? We've made it easier to identify which one you're signed into. Tap your profile picture and both your Skype Name and the account you're signed in as will be displayed.
    • Archive your conversations: Hide your conversations by archiving them. Learn more.  
    • Stop unwanted calls: Unwanted calls from people you don't know can be a distraction. Now, you can avoid those distractions and choose to only allow calls from your contacts to ring. Learn more