Skype has announced a new update—an improved video call experience for Skype Insiders. Version 18.104.22.168 now comes with a clearer and improved video call with minimal distractions. You can now dismiss all of the call controls by tapping once on the video when next you are on a video call. When you want controls, you can bring them back by simply tapping once again.
“Today, we are proud to release these new changes and improvements to you, our Skype Insiders!”
Making video calls on Skype on mobile will now be almost as perfect as what is obtainable on either desktop or laptop. What that means is that there will now be minimal distraction due to the improved video calling feature.
All the important features required to make quality video calls without distraction have now been placed right in front and center. As a matter of fact, everything is just a simple tab away with the new update. The redesigned menu comes with important features like call recording and subtitles, which makes video call simple and without clutter.
This update places the speaker and audio device button in the upper right, next to your own video. This makes it easy for one handed audio device switching while on the go. The video preview has also been updated—it is now bigger in one-to-one video calls, which enables you to see yourself better—most importantly on larger screened mobile device.
Just last December, Skype launched call captioning with live captions and subtitles. The two features, according to the video-calling app, work on the latest version of Skype for one-on-one calls with friends, coworker, or to any phone number. They are also designed to work in group calls with a work team or friend group.
It will interest you to know that the live captions and subtitle feature will serve as very useful tool for people who are deaf or have difficulties when it comes to hearing. This does not remove the fact that the features will also come in handy for other users within the Skype community.
To turn live caption and subtitles on, select the more button, and then select Turn subtitles on. To enable live captions & subtitles as the default for all Skype calls: select your profile picture, > select Settings > select Calling > select Call subtitles > toggle on Show subtitles for all video and voice calls.
The Microsoft-owned video calling app also announced the release of translations that support over 20 languages and dialects. Users will be able to better communicate and learn new languages from other friends across the world in a feature. To get started, all you need to do is to turn translations on through a simple setting toggle. Once that has been done, you can start reading subtitles in the language that you have choosing in every call.