The latest Skype version 8.61 is out. There are cool new features in this release like blurring your background during a video call in Skype for iPhone and iPad. You asked, we delivered!
Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web
- Time to make some cuts: Contact list too big to manage? Wondering who that one guy even is? Now you can easily delete multiple contacts at once. Learn more about deleting contacts in Skype.
- Introducing an Enhanced Skype for Windows 10: We've said goodbye to Skype for Windows 10 (version 14), and said hello to Skype for Windows 10 (version 15). Learn more about the newest Skype.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. Got rid of some bugs, made a few tweaks. All in a day's work.
Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad
- Background redacted: Didn't have time to tidy up before your video call? Don't worry, you can now blur your background on Skype for iPhone and iPad. Learn how to customize your background on Skype.
- Always on the go: Skype now works with Android Auto, so you can hear your Skype messages and reply hands-free.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements. We sent some bugs packing and swept up after ourselves.
- Notification fixes on Android
- Skype Meet Now - User cannot join the conversation.
The new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days so if you don’t see them right away, just check again soon!
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. You might also want to check out the known issues.
Thank you for all that you do to support Skype!
The Skype Team