Skype Preview – Complete Redesign, Bing Integration and Reaction Framework

Published on: February 17, 2017
Posted in: Apps, News

Skype Preview app is now available in select countries for testing purposes. Skype has been always the go-to service for calls and video calls over the internet but as the market has progressed, new competitors have arrived and a little has changed with Skype. To curb this issue, Microsoft is putting all its efforts in releasing a totally redesigned and rethought Skype app. For now, you can try out these changes on Android by installing the Skype Preview app which is available directly from the Play Store. The Preview name strongly indicates that this app isn’t final but it’s a work in progress. Apart from the name, Microsoft also is using Early Access option from the Play Store. Find out more about what has changed in Skype Preview app by reading further.

First and foremost, the icon and whole User Interface has been revamped. The App now features a flatter UI with signature blue pastel colors. The feature set has been also increased from previous iterations. Apart from the usual features, you now have Bing integration into conversations and the app as a whole, GIF support from Giphy has been added to support in-conversation GIFs. More highlights include the ability to react with Emojis to a specific message within a chat. This app is continuously evolving and will soon make an appearance on the official channel. Till then, you can try the app out if you reside in supporting countries — the supporting country list is attached below.

Skype Preview Supported Countries:

As for now, the Skype Preview app is available in following countries from the Play Store on Android.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

You can directly search “Skype Preview” on the Play Store or visit the following link: Skype Preview Play Store

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