Introducing new ways to express yourself on Skype

Skype has always been driven by the desire to connect with one another. The importance of helping you have these conversations every day challenges us to innovate and improve the Skype you love. Today, we’re excited to bring you four brand new ways to express yourself on Skype on Android and iOS, exclusively through Skype Preview.

In-call reactions: you can now add live emoticons, live text and even real-time photos to your video calls. We all know a picture speaks a thousand words, and now you can amp up those video calls, especially when you’re keeping pace with a busy group.

Integrated camera: quickly swipe to capture those precious moments. Make them your own by adding emoticons, stickers and annotations, then promptly share them in the chat.

Messaging reactions: respond to any message from your contacts with multiple reactions. Reactions can be used for any purpose: voting, showing excitement, or just for fun.

Find panel: easily find and share links, news, sports results, restaurants, the weather, videos and more without leaving the app. No more switching back and forth between apps; we’re making it easy to bring the content you care about to the conversations that matter.

We’re testing these new features through Skype Preview for Android and iOS. We want you to see these innovations first before we introduce them to the rest of Skype. We also have new enhancements and features already in the pipeline, so stay tuned.

Skype Preview for Android is already available on Google Play so you can download it today and begin exploring our new features. And for Apple users? Skype Preview for iOS is available in limited capacity through Apple’s TestFlight, so you can apply to become a Skype Insider for iOS and if selected, you will get an email invitation to download.

Of course, while you’re having fun with our new features, know that this is a work in progress, so we’re hoping to get your feedback. Simply tap the heart icon on the main screen while on Skype Preview and you will be able to send your comments to our team, helping us shape the future of Skype. Making Skype better for you is what drives us so we are very excited to listen to what you think of these new additions.

We can’t wait to hear your feedback once you’ve had a chance to play with the new features. So, what are you waiting for? Get Skype Preview today and let us know what you think!

For more information about Skype Preview please visit our FAQ. Skype Preview is the latest mobile version of the Skype Insider Program. To learn more about the Skype Insider program, please visit our Skype Insider feature page.