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Skype lets you place free voice and video calls to other Skype users, or, for a small charge, voice calls to landlines and mobile numbers. Further, the refreshed app sports a new interface with a focus on messaging, making it easier than ever to fire up a chat.
Most of the changes are related to the chat screen, which has been split into three tabs - Find, Chat, and Capture. The Find screen allows you to quickly share content from a variety of services without leaving Skype, such as searching for a GIF from GIPHY or finding a YouTube video. Microsoft is calling these services "add-ins," and more will continue to be added.
Moving onto the Chat tab, you can now add your reaction to specific messages in Skype, similar to Discord and Slack. Text bubbles can also have gradient backgrounds, just like middle school PowerPoint presentations.
Finally, the Capture tab has a viewfinder for taking photos and video. Once you're done recording, you can annotate the screen with text, emojis, and drawings. A new cool feature is called 'Highlights'.
Skype features Skype to Skype calls, group video calls, instant messaging, the option to call phone numbers and screen sharing.
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