New Skype 8.77 version released

The latest Skype version 8.77 is out. You asked, we delivered!

Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web

  • Blur the lines: Don\’t bother to tidy up before your Skype on the Web video call; just turn on background blur (because you can do that now). Learn more about customizing your background in Skype.
  • Fresh new threads: We\’ve made some changes to modernize Skype\’s look, but don\’t worry, everything is still where you left it.
  • Foxy: We\’ve added support for audio calls in Mozilla Firefox, so you can use Skype on the web on virtually any browser. Learn more about Skype browser compatibility.
  • Put a pin in that: Keep losing track of someone in a large call? We\’ve now made it so you can pin participants to the active call stage, so you always know right where they are. Learn more about what you can do in a Skype call.
  • Meet, meet, meet: We\’ve made some improvements to the Meet Now flow. Learn more about Meet Now in Skype.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We\’ve used loud noises to scare off some bugs, then battened down the hatches a bit to make everything just a little more solid.

Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad

  • Keep that Data moving: You can now use Skype on the Web on your Android phone or tablet. Learn more about supported browsers for Skype on the Web.
  • Blur the lines: Don\’t bother to tidy up before your Skype on the Web video call; just turn on background blur (because you can do that now). Learn more about customizing your background in Skype.
  • That\’s a solid render: We\’ve fixed some issues with video rendering on mobile, so send those adorable pet videos at your leisure.
  • Fresh new threads: We\’ve made some changes to modernize Skype\’s look, but don\’t worry, everything is still where you left it.
  • Foxy: We\’ve added support for audio calls in Mozilla Firefox, so you can use Skype on the web on virtually any browser. Learn more about Skype browser compatibility.
  • Put a pin in that: Keep losing track of someone in a large call? We\’ve now made it so you can pin participants to the active call stage, so you always know right where they are. Learn more about what you can do in a Skype call.
  • Meet, meet, meet: We\’ve made some improvements to the Meet Now flow. Learn more about Meet Now in Skype.
  • The eye in the sky. We\’ve updated the camera function in Skype on your iPhone and iPad to take full advantage of Office Lens. Learn more about personalizing photos and videos in Skype.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We\’ve used loud noises to scare off some bugs, then battened down the hatches a little to make everything just a little more solid.

What’s fixed?

  • Emoticon menu cut off on the left and right-hand side, in the mood message menu (Windows/Linux/Web)
  • Issues when locking a device does not turn off video (Android)
  • Issues with starting a Meet Now meeting (iOS)

The new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days so if you don’t see them right away, just check again soon!

Please let us know what you think about the latest changes, either here in the community or through the Skype app. And you can always go to Skype’s User Voice to submit and vote for new features and ideas.  You might also want to check out the known issues.

Thank you for all that you do to support Skype!

The Skype Team

Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/…b-7247ad31f680

See also:

  • What are the system requirements for Skype?
  • What browsers are supported for Skype for Web? | Skype Support

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