Microsoft revamps Skype with Snapchat like Stories and more bots

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 2 Jun 2017
Microsoft revamps Skype with Snapchat like Stories and more bots
  • With the new Skype, Microsoft wants to take its communication platform beyond video chat

Facebook is not the only one copying Snapchat, Skype has decided to join the list too. Microsoft has launched a revamped version of Skype that copies features available on rival platforms including the Stories feature on Snapchat.

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Skype is calling its stories as Highlights and offers one-tap access to the camera, similar to Instagram and Snapchat. The update rolling out first on Android devices is the first major redesign for Skype in a long time. The features will also make its way to iOS, Windows and Mac over the next few months.

The redesigned Skype app basically has three tabs: Highlights, Chats and Capture. With Highlights, Skype users can swipe to access their camera and then take a photo or record a video. Once posted, Skype contacts can see this highlight and react with emoticons. The update also revamps the chat window with one click access to conversations, bots and other add-ins. The feature was teased at Build 2017 and will rival the bots platform on Facebook Messenger.

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