Microsoft has now officially announced Skype Preview, which comes with four new features, including in-call & in-chat reactions, integrated camera and a find panel. Only users that are part of the Skype Insiders program can test the new app, and it is available for Android and iOS platforms.
The new Skype app for Android and iOS is completely revamped, but Microsoft won't release the app for all users until it gets limited customer feedback first. Below are the new features and images of the app.
In-call reactions: you can now add live emoticons, live text and even real-time photos to your video calls. We all know a picture speaks a thousand words, and now you can amp up those video calls, especially when you're keeping pace with a busy group.
Integrated camera: quickly swipe to capture those precious moments. Make them your own by adding emoticons, stickers and annotations, then promptly share them in the chat.
Messaging reactions: respond to any message from your contacts with multiple reactions. Reactions can be used for any purpose: voting, showing excitement, or just for fun.
Find panel: easily find and share links, news, sports results, restaurants, the weather, videos and more without leaving the app. No more switching back and forth between apps; we're making it easy to bring the content you care about to the conversations that matter.