Skype Preview Android app updated with bottom navigation bar, other UI improvements

Arif Bacchus

Skype on iPhone recently received a bit of a UI redesign along with support for the iPhone X. Turns out that Microsoft did not forget its Android users, bringing elements of that same update to Skype Preview on Android, complete with a new bottom navigation bar.

Users running the Skype Preview app should be seeing the changes in version The most obvious of the changes are the inclusion of a new bottom bar for navigation, with buttons for Chats, Calls, Camera, Highlights, and Contacts. There’s also a new compose button on the bottom right side of the screen, replacing the old button on the top left in the standard version of Skype.

The compose button is being called “SuperComposer,” helping bring users to a place to quickly get things done. This complete button now throws users to a single in-app page for all compose options, instead of the standard pop up box that’s seen in the regular version of Skype.

A look at Skype vs Skype Preview

All of these changes help align the Skype Preview on Android app more with Google’s Material design. Feel free to download Skype Preview via the link below, or update now to experience these changes for yourself. Once you’ve checked it out, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Skype Insider
Skype Insider
Developer: Skype
Price: Free