Microsoft has released Skype Preview for Mac and Windows. As the name suggests, the build isn’t a complete one, in fact, it’s meant to collect feedback from users before the final version of ‘next generation’ Skype ships to users around the world.
Following the recent mobile redesign of Skype, the desktop version has evolved to fit and utilize larger pixel properties — in simple words, to use the big screen of the desktop.
Skype Preview comes along improved chat and video calling, with real-time screen and photo sharing. Well, the definition of ‘improved’ in this case relates to a couple of changes. Skype Preview has a new notification panel — nothing to get excited about here except for notifications — and support for ‘@’ mentions to see how people reacted to your messages. It helps to quickly jump back into the conversations, actually.
There’s a chat gallery that lets you find shared content such as links, documents, or media in a super easy way. You can also use emojis while on a video call, and customize the entire group video call experience with drag and drop ease. The preview app speaks for itself. You can download Skype Preview for Mac and Windows from Skype Insider.