The latest Insider build 8.77 was fully released and this is what we were working on.
New Call Screen Grid: UI improvements where you can easily see who's talking - a white border around the that participant, and if there is a raised hand, the border is yellow. Participants joining through audio will also be visible on the call stage, and the top tray is bigger too. There is also an option to show yourself on the call screen grid.
Modernized UI improvements: New notifications/activity tab look, new look for the header and footer on Desktop and Mobile
Video rendering improvements: on Android, iPhone and iPad
Group Profile screen to support new avatar selection options from the MeetNow creation board: emoticon or sticker on colorful background + uploading photo (which already is there)
Bug fixes and stability improvements
Please let us know what you think about the latest changes, either here in the community or through the Skype app. And you can always go to Skype’s User Voice to submit and vote for new features and ideas.
The Skype Team