Microsoft recently announced new updates for it’s Skype for Web service, that was launched in 2016. The platform allows users to enjoy the benefits of Skype, without having to use their standalone app. The new updates include HD video calling, redesigned notifications, a fresh media gallery design, and more.
The new notifications panel to let you see every time someone has mentioned or quoted you in the same place. There’s also a new feature that lets you search within individual conversations. However, considering all of these features have been made live on the web version, a fine bandwidth is required to make sure you are able to use all of these. It will be good to do a speedcheck for the same if possible to gauge the right internet bandwidth for Skype For Web to run.
Users can now find messages in the current conversation by typing the word or phrase you want to find in the search box. A separate chat media gallery was also added, to store all files, links, and photos shared for easy discovery of content, from all conversations.
“We’re always looking for new ways to enhance the experience, improve quality and reliability, and connect people from any device,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post. “Skype has always been about bringing people together. We continue to be driven by the opportunity to connect our global community of hundreds of millions of users, empowering them to feel closer and achieve more together,” they also added.
The web platform is currently only available on Microsoft’s Edge browser and Google Chrome, running on Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 or higher. Browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, or Opera aren’t currently supported.