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Microsoft Unveils Skype Preview Version 8.113 with Voice Transcription and Enhanced Emoji Reactions

Skype's new update transcribes voice messages to text and offers a revamped reaction picker.


has unveiled an update for Skype Preview, bringing it to version 8.113. This latest version introduces a significant feature: the transcription of voice messages into text. This functionality allows users to convert voice messages into written form by simply tapping a designated button, making the platform more accessible and convenient. Microsoft aims to support users who may prefer or need to read messages rather than listen to them, including those who use assistive technologies. This free service distinguishes from other messaging platforms, which may require a premium for similar features.

Improved User Interface with New Reaction Picker

In addition to voice transcription, Skype 8.113 Preview brings a reimagined reaction picker designed to offer a more intuitive and efficient way for users to express their emotions. By tapping a smiley face icon in the upper-right corner of a message, users can now access a variety of reactions. If the desired emoji is not immediately available, a longer tap on a message allows access to an extended range of reactions, thoughtfully sorted into categories. This update is part of Microsoft's ongoing efforts to enhance user experience on Skype, building upon recent improvements to the platform's user interface.

Addressing User Feedback: Bug Fixes and Platform Availability

The update also addresses a previously reported issue where users would see multiple notifications for missed calls within their chat logs. By resolving this bug, Skype continues to refine its user experience based on feedback from its community. version 8.113 is now available for users across various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. Individuals interested in experiencing the latest features and improvements can join the Skype Insider Program, accessible through the official website. This program allows users to test new versions and provide feedback, contributing to the development of Skype.

Microsoft's latest update underscores its commitment to enhancing communication on Skype, offering features that cater to a diverse user base and embracing the future of digital interaction. By integrating voice transcription and updating the reaction picker, Skype aims to provide a more inclusive and engaging platform for its users.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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