Microsoft Announces Another Major Skype Update with Desktop and Mobile Goodies

Microsoft has just released Skype 8.68, and this time the software giant has focused on improvements for both desktop and mobile users.

Many people are still wondering why Skype is still around given how much effort Microsoft puts into Microsoft Teams, but on the other hand, the company has already said on several occasions that this service is here to stay no matter what.

And what’s more, some Skype capabilities have recently been bundled with Windows 10 at OS level, as the Meet Now feature allows users to start an audio or video call without the need for an account.

What’s new in Skype 8.68

The new version of Skype comes with an updated custom reaction picker, with Microsoft now displaying more reactions on the same screen.

There are also plenty of bug fixes and stability improvements on both the desktop and mobile, but the bigger change is the addition of background blur support for video calls you make on Android. In other words, if you use … (read more)

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