Latest Skype Insider Release brings new call screen and more

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft Skype is getting a cool new call screen, as it has now been transitioned from the beta channel. The feature is already enabled by default. It will be interesting to see the impact this feature has on the screen sharing experience and how it impacts features such as Zoom-In.

Moreover, Call captions have also been included in this release. Essentially, this means that meeting attendees will be able to follow through the meeting. Users can easily enable this feature directly while the call is on display.

Aside from these two new features, Microsoft has also released a couple of bug fixes designed to enhance and improve the user experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Skype not connecting to audio/video devices on Windows 7 and 8.1
  • Skype crashing on iOS
  • Navigation with opening chats in chats and contacts tabs on Android
  • Missing ‘send button’ after recording a video on Android Chromebook

And as usual, these features will be rolling out gradually over the next couple of days. If you’re not already a Skype Insider, you can sign up here to gain access to these features and more.