Launched in 2003, Skype is an app which enables users to call or video chat family and friends. The app is available on all major platforms. Namely; iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, and even the Xbox One. Skype was not always owned by Microsoft, as Microsoft bought Skype from eBay in 2011 for $8.5 billion.
Ever since the Microsoft acquisition, Skype has had a rough ride. Year after year, it seemed as if Skype kept loosing users and not gaining any. The rising popularity of Slack, Google Hangouts, Google Duo, and Telegram did not help the situation at all. But it seems like Microsoft is changing Skype for the better recently. Last year, Skype announced a new version of Skype called Skype 8. You can read more about that here.
Just a week ago Microsoft also announced a new revamped version of Skype for Web which introduced a number of new features. You can read more about Skype for Web here.
Today, Microsoft rolled out another update for Skype. First spotted by, WindowsUnited, Skype is now offering to send notifications via email for missed messages or phone calls. This is a great way for inactive users to be kept up to speed with their messages on Skype. For some users, this might sound annoying and hence Microsoft gives you the option to enable or disable email notifications. The option is enabled by default.
You can download the update v126.96.36.199 right now from here.
Could these new changes by Microsoft possibly bring Skype back into competition with its competitors? Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.