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Call Recorder for Skype Will Not Be Updated to Support M1 Macs

Ecamm, the developer behind the popular Call Recorder for Skype, has confirmed that the app is only compatible with Intel Macs running macOS 10.12 or newer, and that the app will not be updated for compatibility with Apple’s new M1 Macs (via Six Colors). A lot of users still rely on Call Recorder for Skype...

Skype iOS App Adds Blurred Background Feature

Skype's iOS app has been updated to include a widely requested feature. Moving forward, users can toggle a blurred background option, obscuring the view of the background when on a video call. As reported by MacRumors, the blurred background feature has been added to Skype's app on both iPhone and iPad. This notable feature, which...

Microsoft Contractors Reportedly Listen to Select Skype and Cortana Recordings

Following news about Apple, Google, and Amazon using human transcribers to analyze conversations with their respective AI assistants, it appears that humans are also listening to calls being done on Microsoft's Skype service. According to a new report from Vice's Motherboard, a number of documents and audio recordings show Microsoft contractors - some of whom work from home...

Skype Brings its Screen Sharing Feature to iOS and Android

Screen Sharing, one of the most popular features of Skype for desktop that allows users to share a live video of what's on their screen, including their desktop and any other programs they may have open, is now available on Skype for iOS and Android. Starting today, Skype users can share their smartphone screens with...

New ‘Screen Sharing’ Feature Coming Soon to Skype for iOS

Spotted in a new Microsoft Skype Insider build, a new screen sharing feature for displaying what's happening on your side of the call, is coming soon to Skype for iOS and Android, CNET is reporting. "Microsoft's messaging app Skype looks like it's getting another friendly face in an upcoming version -- yours! A split-screen feature...

Skype Now Lets You Call Up to 50 People at Once

Doubling the number of people that can simultaneously be in a group audio or video call, Skype now allows you to call up to 50 people at once. Additionally, the company has added a notification to replace the ringing as the default, allowing every member of the group to receive a quick ping to join...

Skype Introduces Background Blur Feature for Video Calls

In order to make sure the caller remains the focus in every video call, Skype has today introduced a new background blur feature for video calls, that allows users to instantly and subtly blur their background during a video call with a simple on-screen toggle. The new Skype feature works similar to the background blur...

Microsoft Brings Skype Calling to Alexa-Enabled Devices

Continuing its partnership with Amazon, Microsoft has rolled out its Skype calling service to Alexa-enabled devices this week. This will not only allow Amazon’s Echo range to make basic Skype calls but will also enable devices like the Echo Show to include video calling support for the Skype service (via The Verge). Alexa users are also...

Skype Now Lets You Record Calls on iOS and Mac

Skype has announced with version 8 of its mobile and desktop app, users can now record calls right within the app. When you’re on a call in the Skype iOS or Mac app, for example, just tap the “+” icon on desktop to start recording, or the new ‘record’ icon on iOS to start recording...

Skype Redesign Focuses on Simplicity, Drops Snapchat-Like Feature

Skype has dropped a feature similar to Snapchat and Instagram's "Story" highlight reels, in a back-to-basics redesign/update prioritizing "simplicity." According to a blog post, the Microsoft-owned messaging and video-calling service said it was shaping up the Skype mobile and desktop apps to make it easier for users to navigate and find contacts — and that includes ditching its...

Skype Finally Introduces End-to-End Encrypted Conversations

Skype has today finally introduced end-to-end encrypted chat conversations for all users, making the new feature available across all major platforms including iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows Desktop. The feature has been in beta since earlier this year through a partnership with Signal but today, it has been rolled out to everyone (via The Verge). The main...