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Skype is testing new experiences on Windows desktop and Mac

When we launched Skype for Windows 8 back in October 2012, we set out on a journey to deliver a modern Skype experience designed for today’s communication needs. The journey continued onto different platforms, including Windows Phone and Android, and the time has come to turn our attention to the Skype desktop clients.

With this in mind, we recently started testing a refreshed UI on a small portion of Windows desktop users. And soon, some Skype for Mac users will see the new experience, too. The new UI aims to bring a clean and modern look to Skype, providing you with a delightful and coherent experience across all clients.

We’ll be analyzing test results, gathering feedback, and fine-tuning the experience before releasing to our entire user base. Stay tuned for more updates on the effort.

At Skype, we are first and foremost focused on the consumer and are always listening to your feedback. To share your feedback or to get the latest news and tips, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join us on the Skype Community.

2 thoughts on “Skype is testing new experiences on Windows desktop and Mac

  1. Hi. What happened to the SkypeKit? I used to use an app called GWConnect, but now I can’t use it under Windows 8.1. Will accessibility for screen readers be implemented in the new Skype for Desktop? Thanks.

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