New Skype messaging app is announced by Microsoft on Monday. Warning that the software version was deactivated after September. 1
“When we publish improvements, there is time to stop the service and the old version of the application” Skype team wrote in an online publication. “We make sure all customers get the best Skype experience. No quality or reliability problems arise from old technology interactions and new technologies.”
New features on Skype 8.0 include support for HD video and screen sharing calls. Conference calls up to 24 people can be displayed as 1080p videos from any device running on New Skype.
“Conference call quality is a great feature of new Skype,” said Paul Teich, Head of Analyst at DoubleHorn.
Skype 8.0 is available for Apple iPad, which is also announced by Microsoft.
Easy to Share
In 1080p, Skype will benefit from Apple Face-Time, Google Duo, and Google Hangouts. As well as Facebook Messenger which will have a resolution of 720p, according to Adam Preset, Digital Workplace Research Director at Gartner.
It’s easier to get someone’s attention in multi-user conversations on Skype using @ mentions. After you enter the “@” symbol and the name of the person you want to touch on the shoulder, a notification will be sent.
Microsoft has added a multimedia discussion gallery on new Skype. Making it easier to find photos and links included in Cats.
Skype photos, videos, and files are easier to share. Files up to 300MB can only be shared by dragging them into the conversation window.
“Sharing screens on Skype are more difficult than some new apps,” Teich said.
In the receipt read, you can look to read your message. When reading a message, the avatar will appear under chat. This feature can be very useful in a discussion group to make sure everyone has the ability to speed up the conversation.
Private conversations allow you to encrypt calls, text messages, and files using the Signal protocol. Messages and notifications are hidden from conversations in the mailing list to preserve the confidentiality of information.
Profile invites and group links have been added to New Skype.
An invitation for a profile simplifies an initial conversation with someone who does not use Skype. By sending your profile by clicking on the screen
Group links speed up the group creation process on Skype. Just create a group and tap Invite more people to send the link to the people you want to follow. Anyone who receives the link can be a member in one click.
Call Recording in New Skype
Another new addition to Skype will be welcomed by many users: call recording.
Once someone starts recording a call, everyone is immediately notified, so no surprise. All calls are recorded, including video and screen sharing, and everything is managed from the cloud.
“In the past, Skype calls recording was painful,” said Bob O’Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research.
One of the advantages of Skype is that it has more than one competitor.
“Users can use New Skype on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Fire OS, and almost all web browsers,” said Patrick Moorhead.
While Skype is offered by major suppliers – Microsoft – its competitors have nothing to do with ecosystems. That can affect its ability to attract new users.
“Today, when he first came to Microsoft, Skype is a stand-alone application for instant communication,” Gartner Preset said.
“Other products are similar to other additives that are added to the larger supplier ecosystem,” he said.
“Supplier ecosystems have greater appeal,” Preset said. “If you have other Google products in your life. Such as Android or Gmail, adding video calls is not an important event. If you have Facebook in your life, it’s almost like Facebook, which makes sure you can add messages and call them.”
Targeting Younger Users
When Skype launched in 2003, it has destroyed important areas in terms of capability and functionality, reminiscent of Charles King, chief analyst, and Pund-IT.
“Weak performance with weak reliability and slow loading times,” King said. “Serious Specific for Business Users.”
In addition, Skype’s “classic” version, which prevented Microsoft’s support in September. 1, is clearly defined for computers, which makes it very dated to use on mobile phones and tablets.
The redesigned interface, many of the new features and marketing materials look attractive to younger people than Skype Diehard users. This type of transfer business can represent a loss of water for Microsoft.
“This obviously applies to younger populations with lots of graphics changes. But Skype plays it as a professional tool, so many traditional users are older,” said Technalysis O ‘Donnell.
“Microsoft can find its position where older users may not like the new user interface and change. And young users may be hard-earned as they use more tools,” he said. “This will be a challenge for Microsoft to reconcile these.”