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[Download] Skype for iOS With New Design


This summer Microsoft came with a new design for the Skype mobile app. Users were not happy with the changes and they shared their complaints with Microsoft. Now the company is ready to fix all those issues, addressing some of the feedback. An update has been released for iOS and it brings a brand new design. This update is already in testing with Skype Insiders.

The UX refresh is in testing with app version or higher. We do not know yet if these changes will also come on Android, but it is very likely. Here are some of the fundamental changes announced by Microsoft:

Changes to the primary navigation

  • We brought back the navigation bar which will include an easy way to access the most important functionalities of the app – chats, calls, capture, highlights and contacts
  • We added numeric badges in the navigation bar for chats, calls, and highlights
  • Your selected color directly affects the navigation bar
  • We separated the notification screen which can be accessed by tapping the bell icon on the chats, calls, highlights, and contacts screens
  • Tapping your avatar on the top bar opens your profile directly Settings can be found in the profile screen on the top right
  • We reduced the size of the search bar to increase the number of message you can see at once

Changes to the chat screen & message composer

  • Chat headers are reduced in size to increase the number of messages you can see at once
  • Chat headers have presence indicators
  • The compose bar was redesigned
  • You can use the plus button on the bottom left to easily add things to your chat like photos, your location, money, and one of the many add-ins
  • Emoticons and emojis are combined for easier access”

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