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    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.75.0.140 began rolling out August 2, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

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    • Split it up: When using Skype on a Chromebook, you can now use split-window view just like Skype for Desktop. Learn more about split view in Skype.
    • Robot dancing: Want to keep up on what's new in Skype, right in Skype? We've added a robot friend to help you out there. Learn more about Skype bots.
    • Keeping out the riff-raff: You can lock your Meet Now meetings to make sure only the right people are there. Learn more about Meet Now in Skype.
    • Look behind you: Wish your backgrounds had a little more life? Good news, you can now add animated backgrounds in your Skype video calls. Learn more about changing your background in Skype video calls.
    • Video star: We've made some video enhanceents on iOS, so now when you send videos from your iPhone or iPad, you can be sure your friends on other platforms will see them correctly.
    • Full send: Now it's easier than ever to share files in Skype on your iOS device. Learn more about sharing files in Skype.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've really cleaned up around here and sent some bugs running for the hills.
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    Previous updates

    Skype for Android 8.73.0.129 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.73.0.92 began rolling out June 7, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Shut it down: Want to end a call on Skype for iPad? Just shut the cover when you're done talking. We live to make things easier.
    • All Together Now: Now Together mode works for every call, regardless of how many people are on the line. Learn more about switching views in a Skype call.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We made some general fixes and checked under the floorboards for bugs.

    Skype for Android 8.72.0.94 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.72.0.96 began rolling out May 10, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Keep on sharing: We've improved the Share experience on iOS, making it easier to share from other apps directly into Skype.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We chased some bugs off the lawn with a rake, then cleaned up a bit.

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.71.0.47 began rolling out April 12, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

    • We've got you: You can now use Skype for Web on virtually every desktop and mobile browser. Learn about browser compatibility.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've cleaned out a few nests and swept up a bit.

    Skype for Android 8.70.0.77 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.70.0.77 began rolling out March 29, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've cleaned out a few nests and swept up a bit.

    Skype for Android 8.69.0.96 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.69.0.85 began rolling out February 15, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Who said that?: You'll see the profile picture of the person who sent the last message in your group chat avatar — hopefully, you won't leave them on read now. 
    • No more hiding in the corner: We've added a participants button to Skype calls, so you can see who's in the call. Learn more about what you can do in a Skype call.
    • Don't lose that number: Good news! You can now purchase your Skype Number directly in the Skype app on iOS!
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've eradicated some bugs and tidied up the place a bit.

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.68.0.97 began rolling out January 18, 2021 and released gradually over the next week.

    • React Hard 2: React Harder: We've upgraded your custom reaction picker, and you can now have more reactions right at your fingertips. Learn more about reactions in Skype.
    • Share away: We've made some improvements to the Share extension in Skype for iPhone and iPad, adding support for dark theme and improving performance.
    • Background redacted: Now you can blur your background in video calls on Skype for Android. Learn more about customizing your background in Skype.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've disappeared some bugs and cleaned the place up a bit.

    Skype for Android 8.67.0.97 began rolling out December 7, 2020 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Let me add you: This version of Skype includes the option to add someone to an ongoing Skype call by their phone number as well as via Skype. Learn more about calling in Skype.
    • So many bubbles: The latest version of Skype includes support for Chat Bubbles, Priority Conversations, and Conversation Space on Android.
    • That's Fire: Good news if you're on an Amazon Kindle Fire: you're getting a new, updated version of Skype. Learn more about Skype versions.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. Bugs? Stomped. Improvements? Made. Done.

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.66.0.76 began rolling out November 2, 2020 and released gradually over the next week.

    • It's a big room: Now you can have those big conversations, because Skype calls now support up to 100 participants. Learn more about making a Skype call.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've moved some bugs to a nice farm upstate and made some improvements.

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.65.0.76 began rolling out September 30, 2020 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Yes, you in the back: Have a question in a group call? No need to come off mute just yet, because you can now raise your hand in group calls. Learn more about what you can do in a Skype call.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've sent some bugs packing and made a few general improvements.

    Skype for Android 8.64.0.83 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.64.0.80 began rolling out September 9, 2020 and released gradually over the next week.

    • There's no reaction for what I am feeling: Yes, there is. You can now customize the reaction picker in Skype, so the perfect reaction is always on hand. Learn more about the reaction picker.
    • Share more, faster: With improvements to the Share tray in iOS, it's now easier to share directly to your Skype contacts.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We chased out some bugs with a rake, then we cleaned the place up a bit. 

    Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.63.0.76 began rolling out August 3, 2020 and released gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've accomplished some bug squashing. 

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.62.0.85 begin rolling out July 7, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've improved message sync because some conversations weren't updating, as well as made a few general improvements.

    Skype for Android 8.61.0.96 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.61.0.99 begin rolling out June 8, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Background redacted: Didn't have time to tidy up before your video call? Don't worry, you can now blur your background on Skype for iPhone and iPad. Learn how to customize your background on Skype.
    • Always on the go: Skype now works with Android Auto, so you can hear your Skype messages and reply hands-free.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We sent some bugs packing and swept up after ourselves.

    Skype for Android 8.60.0.79 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.60.0.76 begin rolling out May 18, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • All the best reactions: Sometimes you need the perfect reaction at your fingertips, and now you can customize which ones appear in the reaction picker. Learn how to add custom reactions to your reaction picker.
    • Who's in charge around here? Need to create a group with defined moderators and users, like a classroom? Try creating a Moderated Group.
    • Keeping yourself in the dark: Now, your dark mode will follow your system settings on your iOS device. Learn how to change your theme.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. Got rid of some bugs, made a few tweaks. All in a day's work.

    Skype for Android 8.59.0.77 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.59.0.79 begin rolling out April 16, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Faster on the draw: You now have quicker access to call controls in the chat menu. Learn more about what you can do in a call.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've chased a few bugs out of the attic and done some spring cleaning.

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.58.0.93 begin rolling out March 16, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've hunted down a few bugs and cleaned up the place a bit.

    Skype for Android 8.57.0.119 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.57.0.116 begin rolling out March 2, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • I don't even know that guy: Time for some spring cleaning! You can now delete a contact from your contact list.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've fixed a bug that was making Skype not play well with eSim cards, so the two are getting along well now. We've also made various performance tweaks.

    Skype for Android 8.56.0.100 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.56.0.104 begin rolling out January 27, 2020 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements: We've done some fumigating and some strengthening. Enjoy!
     

    Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 8.55.0.123 begins rolling out December 10, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Do more with your camera: Skype for Android users can now enjoy scanning and sending documents (or even notes on a whiteboard) in addition to other photo and video personalization enhancements. Scan that receipt for last night's tab and send to your friends - they owe you, make sure they don't forget!
    • Don't wait. Meet Now on Skype: With Meet Now  you can quickly and easily create a meeting and invite anyone (even if they aren't on Skype) just by sharing a link.
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements: We smashed some bugs, but a quick trip through the car wash cleaned the windshield quite nicely.

    Skype for Android 8.54.0.91 released November 4, 2019; Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.54.0.94 begins rolling out November 21, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
       

    Skype for Android 8.53.0.104 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.53.0.102 begins rolling out October 8, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've been busy fixing some issues, like longer messages being truncated on Skype for Android and call scheduling not working properly on Skype for Android.


    Skype for Android 8.52.0.149 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.52.0.138 begin rolling out September 16, 2019 and release gradually over the next week.

     

    Skype for Android 8.51.0.80 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.51.0.72 begin rolling out August 13, 2019 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Director's Cut: You can now upload up to 10 minutes per video from mobile, up from the previous 1 minute. Learn more.
    • Selfies for everyone: You can now share pictures and web pages directly from your gallery on Android. Learn more.
    • Before I forget: We also added the ability to bookmark messages in conversations. Learn more.
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 
     

    Skype for Android and iPad 8.50.0.43 and Skype for iPhone 8.50.0.38 begin rolling out July 22, 2019 and release 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 Android and iOS 8.49.0.49 begins rolling out July 9, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
     
    • 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 Android and iOS 8.48.0.51 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.
    • Find and seek: You can now search for and find a specific message within a chat. 
    • 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 Android 8.47.0.73 begins rolling out June 13, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • General improvements and enhancements.

    Skype for Android and iOS 8.46.0.60 begins rolling out May 28, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    Skype for Android 8.45.0.43 and iOS 8.45.0.41 begins rolling out May 16, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • General improvements and enhancements

    Skype for Android and iOS 8.44.0.40 begins rolling out April 30, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Improvements to message forwarding: You can now forward a quoted message. 
    • Downloaded photos and videos are now saved to a Skype folder on your device. 
    • Decline an incoming call with a message: Android users have the option to decline an incoming call with a message. Choose from a selection of common messages or create your own. 
    Skype for Android 8.43.0.53 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. 
    • Screen sharing goes mobileShare your phone's screen with friends and family, just tap the More button and select Share screen
    • Review before you send: Now, when you drop files or media into a chat, you can preview them before sending.  

    Skype for Android 8.42.0.60 and iOS 8.42.0.52, 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 tap and hold on the participant and select View profile
    • Effortlessly set the mood: Quickly choose a list of mood messages that match your sentiment and change out the emoticon to match. 
    • Updated descriptions for signing out of Skype.

    Skype for Android 8.41.0.64 and iOS 8.41.0.54, 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 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. 
    • Easier to watch: When videos are shared in a chat, you can now watch them right from your active conversation! 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.
    • Improvements to in-conversation search results. 

    Android 8.40.0.76 and iOS 8.40.0.86, begins rolling out February 28, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    Android 8.39.0.185, and iOS 8.39.0.175, begins rolling out February 13, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Streamlined call controls: More quickly access your most frequently used tasks – the microphone, camera, and end call buttons. Just tap the More  (More button) button to find anything else you might need. Learn more
    • Do you hear what I hear? Call participants who are muted will now show their avatar, along with the mute button so you’ll always know when silence is golden – or not. 
    • Take collaboration to the next level: Seamlessly interact with individual participants while on a group call. Just tap and hold on a participant to access a list of options for interacting. Learn more.
    • 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. 
    Android, and iOS 8.38.0.138 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.
    • Do more even faster on iPhone and iPad: Swipe left or right from your Chats to quickly access a list of common actions.
    • Skype subscriptions are available on Skype for iPhone in Australia. 
    Android, and iOS 8.37.0.98 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. 
    • Get the conversation started sooner: Tap and hold the Skype icon on your device to start a new chat, go to your recent chats, start a new call, or change your presence status. This feature is only available in Skype for Android (6.0+).
    • Add a phone number to an existing contact: From your friends profile, select Add a phone number
    • More control over your data use: Choose whether to use WiFi or cellular to automatically download your newest photos – or choose not to. 
    Android, 8.36.0.52 begins rolling out December 12, 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.
    Android, and iOS 8.35.0.71 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
    • Push notification order: Push notifications on iOS 12 will now be grouped by conversation instead of chronologically.
    • 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 device 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

    Android, and iOS 8.34.0.72 begins rolling out November 12, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • 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
    • Make Skype calls right from your address book: From your device address book, just tap the Skype button next to the person you want to call on Skype. 
    • Search directory improvements: We've refined our search results to better help you find the people you're looking for. 

    Android 8.33.0.43 and iOS 8.33.0.41 begins rolling out October 24, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Add a phone number as a contact: Easily add someone's phone number as a contact in Skype. Learn more.  

    iPhone 8.32.0.44, and iPad 8.32.0.44 begins rolling out October 10, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Accomplish more with Microsoft To-Do in Skype: Tap and hold, or right-click on a message to create a task. Manage your To-Do's from your Add-ins. 
      Learn more about how to get stuff done with Microsoft To-Do.
    • Video sharing: The length of videos that can be shared is now 1 minute.
    • Choose where to open web links: Now, when you receive a web link from a contact, you can choose whether to open it in Skype, or your default web browser. Learn more.

    Android and iPad 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. Tap your profile picture > Settings Messaging > Display URL previews and toggle it on or off.

    Android, and iOS 8.30.0.50 begins rolling out September 12, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • 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.

    Android, and iOS 8.29.0.41 begins rolling out August 27, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • See which account you're signed in with: Have multiple Skype accounts? We've made it easier to identify which one you're signed in to. 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
    • 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