Skype has a slew of new features for all its users—and some of them are going to get you excited. The Microsoft-owned video chat app announced among a couple of others, message bookmarks and message drafts, a new preview window that shows photos, videos, and files before they are sent, and more.
Message Draft—it is now almost impossible to forget about unsent messages as Skype has added a message draft. Message draft as the feature is called, saves your corresponding conversation and subsequently marks it as draft. This enables you to easily recognize, finish, and send it later. It gets even more interesting as messages that have been saved as draft are available when you leave and come back to the app.
Message Bookmarks—a new feature that lets you bookmark any message in Skype has now been added. You can always return back to any message to complete it at your convenience. Simply right click or long press the message and click or tap Add bookmark. The message is added to the Bookmark screen and is saved with your other bookmarked messages.
Preview media before sending it—you can now preview photos, videos, and files that you have selected to share before sending. Once you have selected media and files you want to share, they are displayed in the message panel, so you can ensure they are the exact ones you want to share with your contacts. This also gives you the opportunity to remove the ones you do not wish to send to your contacts. The new preview feature also gives you the opportunity to add a message that will be sent along with the files.
Split window now available on Mac and Linux—Mac and Linux users can also now have access to Skype’s split window feature launched a couple of months back. That means the feature is also now available to more users on multiple platforms.
New way to display multiple photos and videos—Skype also added a new way to display multiple photos and videos before sending them. A nice album will now be displayed in the chat history with all the photos combined. This will allow you to see each one by navigating and clicking between the photos or videos in an album.
All aforementioned features are now available for users on Skype. The new features will also boost the rating of a video chat app that is fast losing its grip.
In June, Skype added its screen sharing feature to mobile—and instantly made it available on iOS and Android. It is one of the most popular features in the Microsoft-owned app, and will may go a long way to help keep the video-chat app within a touching distance of other apps in the same category.