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Skype for Desktops Preview for Mac and non-Windows 10 PCs Released

Using emojis to respond a Skype chat

A new Skype Preview for desktop computers offering Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users most of the next-generation mobile features, now designed for a larger screen. For, Windows 10, some of these new features were already rolled out in July.

This new release works better on older versions of Windows and Macs, puts chat front and center and allows real-time screen and photo sharing in group calls. See the animated image above, that show how to use emojis to respond to a comment and to like a photo that was shared in the conversation.

Skype Preview can be install alongside its classic counterpart, so you can easily switch back and forth. However, its’ recommend to run only one instance of Skype at a time to avoid duplicate notifications for messages or calls.

In addition, Microsoft also previewing some features for more productivity, including:

@mentions, message reactions and a new notification panel, that let you quickly jump back into conversations where @mentioned to see how people reacted to what you’ve said.

New chat media gallery help you find shared content, such as links, documents, or media—in a chat has never been easier with the chat gallery.

Enhanced group calls as you can now customize your group call experience with drag and drop ease. Say it with an emoji using our new in-call reactions, too!

In the screenshot below, you can see new @mentions, message reactions, notfication panel, and chat media gallery:

Skype for Desktop Preview Overview
New media gallery, notification panel, @mentions, message reactions
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