Microsoft releases Skype with new features and bug fixes

Microsoft has released a new test version for Skype Insiders on all platforms. The latest Skype build 8.91 has version number and also adds notable new features for both mobile and desktop users.

The ability to log in with a QR code is one of the features Microsoft is testing with Skype Insiders. It also tests the “What’s New” link and clicking it will reveal all the changes added in an update. The “Sign Up with QR Code” and “What’s New” links can be found on the user avatar/username page.

Another new functionality is the clickable or tapable message, which allows users to open the chat window in the sidebar and then navigate to the message by clicking the text above a user’s feed. This feature is also available on all platforms.

Aside from these changes, Skype also includes bug fixes and stability improvements. You can check out the full official changelog below.

Skype Changelog

It is important to note that these changes are available to those who have self-registered as Skype Insiders. If you are not an Insider, you will not get Skype But chances are that these changes will eventually be available to the general public after testing with Insiders is done.

Meanwhile, Skype build is rolling out on all platforms. However, Microsoft says the update will be gradually rolled out to users over the next few days, so don’t worry if you don’t already have it.

What do you think of these new features and improvements if you are a Skype user? Let us know in the comments section.

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