After launching the new Skype for Windows 7 and Max, the all new Skype comes to Linux too! There are no sights of the updated app for Windows 10, although they’re set to launch it in the next coming months.
Microsoft launched Skype Preview on Linux and you can straightaway download and enjoy the new app, reports OMG Ubuntu. The new look features bold fonts, a cleaner user interface, color transitions, and a user-interface that consistent across all of your devices, including your phone (not Windows Phones!!)
The Update is quite big, in terms of service and Microsoft is raking it in an entirely new direction, especially on Mobile phones. Microsoft will continue to refine their mobile app as the radical changes weren’t well received by the Mobile users.
“Skype Preview delivers most of the great features of our next generation mobile experience but is specifically designed with desktop in mind, to take full advantage of the larger screen. Skype Preview puts chat front and center—making this the most expressive Skype ever. You can also do more together in group calls, with real-time screen and photo sharing,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
Since the new Skype is built on Electron, it’s cross-platform which means the Linux app looks and works almost exactly like it does on Windows or Mac. From the splash screen to the call feature, everything is exactly the same because of how the app has been developed using Electron.
If you are on Linux, you can try the all new Skype right now.