Skype’s desktop and cellular apps are getting one other design overhaul, geared toward appeasing customers who weren’t pleased with the earlier one.
Since buying the net messaging service in 2011 Microsoft has rolled out a number of redesigns and new options, though not at all times to a lot fanfare.
Final yr noticed a brand new Highlights function seemingly styled after Snapchat’s Tales, however that is now being dropped. A weblog put up from Skype admitted that Highlights “didn’t resonate with a majority of customers”, and set out its goal to concentrate on the core messaging options its neighborhood is definitely making use of.
On cellular, the app is slimming down to 3 navigation buttons for Chats, Calls, and Contacts alongside a backside bar, whereas the desktop app is grouping them with the Notifications button on the top-left of the window. The design can be being toned down, with much less contrasting colours and fewer “ornamental parts”.
Stand out from the gang
Skype was the go-to messaging app for calling your family and friends on-line – till everybody else began doing it. And now that it’s straightforward to arrange video calls over FaceTime, WhatsApp, or Fb Messenger, it is turning into tougher to make the case for Skype as a singular providing.
So it is sensible for Skype to take heed to its customers and reduce the chaff from its UI – and it has additionally arrange a UserVoice web site to collate suggestions on incoming options and adjustments; nonetheless, if that’s not sufficient for you, we have now numerous different providers on the hyperlink beneath.