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Microsoft Skype Switches from React Native to Electron

Microsoft has confirmed Skype is now based on Electron. Version 8.61 is available across platforms with several new features.

Microsoft Teams and Skype Interoperability Goes Live

Microsoft Teams and Skype are now connected as promised by Microsoft in March. Both services are now connected across some features.

Microsoft Sticks with Skype, Issues Major Update with 3X3 Video Call Support

Skype is not giving way to Microsoft Teams just yet. Version 8.60 adds support for nine participants on a video call and many other new features.

Report: Microsoft Teams and Skype Integration Has Been Delayed Until June

A report suggests Microsoft has delayed its Skype and Microsoft Teams integration by another month, despite the roadmap showing a May launch.
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Skype Phishing Attack Targets COVID-19 Remote Workers

A new phishing attack targeting Skype users during the COVID-19 outbreak has been discovered. Researcher describe the attack as detailed.

Skype Receives Microsoft Teams’ Custom Background Feature

Microsoft’s custom background tool for Microsoft Teams is now available in Skype on Windows, Linux, Mac, and web.

Microsoft Forgotten GroupMe App Scores Skype Video Call Integration

Microsoft does not show its GroupMe app much love, but now the app is receiving a direct link to Skype on Android.

Microsoft Promotes Skype Meet Now as Zoom Alternative

Microsoft says the Skype Meet Now is a better alternative than Zoom during the COVID-19 outbreak because it has less requirements.

Skype Preview Updated to Build 8.59 on the Insider

Microsoft’s Skype Preview has received an update focused on new features, including the ability to share files from File Explorer.

Skype Preview Could Ditch React Native for Electron Framework

A Skype Preview build suggests Microsoft could revert the application back to Electron instead of the React Native framework.
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You Can Use Skype for Free, Signup-Less Meetings during Coronavirus Isolation

Skype Meetings let users host free conferences with advanced features at no cost. They could be the perfect solution for smaller businesses affected by coronavirus.

Microsoft Teams and Skype to Become Connected in April

Starting next month, Microsoft Teams and Skype users will be able to call and message each other through a new integration.

Skype Receives Cross-Platform Update to Version 8.56

Skype has been bumped to version 8.56 across platforms. On Mac and Windows, users can now create keyboard shortcuts for quotes.
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Report: Chinese Contractors Have Been Transcribing Skype and Cortana Audio With “No Security”

Microsoft reportedly hired Chinese contractors to review Skype and Cortana audio samples. One of those workers says passwords were sent via plaintext and work was done from home via a web portal.

Skype’s Latest Feature Lets You Call Someone Who Doesn’t Have an Account

Skype's Meet Now feature makes it much easier to connect with those who don't use the platform, which a simple link system providing easy access for group calls.

Microsoft Could Bring Back Skype Usernames

Microsoft is working on Skype usernames but the feature is in slow development because of technical and legal obstacles.

Skype Translation Tool Arrives Across Platforms

Microsoft has rolled out Skype 8.54 with an integrated translation tool that replaces the outgoing Skype Translator Bot.
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Microsoft Will Axe Its Skype Translator Bot, Outlook Customer Manager, and Invoicing

Skype Translation will be available as a built-in feature, but Outlook Customer Manager and Microsoft Invoicing are gone for good.
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Skype for Mac Update Has Caused Broken Screen Sharing Tool

Microsoft’s recent version 8.52.0.145 update for Skype for Mac has caused some problems for users on the screen sharing feature.

Skype Update Brings Call Scheduling to Mobile and Desktop

Call Scheduling is available for Skype across platforms, while desktop versions now support drag and drop from the contact list.

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