Skype Brings A New Photo & Video Preview Panel, Message Drafts To Boost Your Productivity

Microsoft has rolled out many exciting features for its Skype video chat application. The company wants to improve your productivity with the release of bookmark messages, preview media, split window, draft messages and more. Let’s have a brief overview of each of them.

Create Message Drafts

Many Skype users often deal with a situation when they type a message but decide to send it later at some point. However, there was no such functionality available in the previous versions. Microsoft has resolved the problem in this release by adding a message draft feature. Your Skype application will now save your unsent messages as a draft. The feature will allow you to finish off your messages, and send it according to your convenience.

Preview Media Before Sharing

You must have encountered a situation when you ended up sending a wrong video or file to your Skype contacts. The latest Skype update addresses this issue and enables you to preview files, videos or photos before sending them. The media content that you have selected to share should now appear in the message panel. If in case you find out that an irrelevant file is attached, you can remove it immediately. On top of that, you can add a personalised message to send along with the video or photo.

Multiple Photos & Videos In An Album

As a part of the recent release, Skype has revamped the existing multiple video and photo display experience. You will see all the photos arranged in an album in your chat history. You can use it to navigate between each of them.

Bookmark Your Messages

Skype was previously testing the Message Bookmarks functionality. The feature is now available to the general public. You can now long-press or right-click the message and tap or right-click the Add bookmark option to create a new bookmark. The particular message will be added to the Bookmark screen so that you can view it later.

Split Window For Mac & Linux Platforms

The split window feature was announced a few months back for all Windows 10 users. It allows you to open each conversation in a separate window. Skype has now expanded the availability to Linux and Mac users as well.

Microsoft is improving the Skype application based on user feedback. The company aims to improve your productivity with the released on new features. Skype encourages its users to provide feedback about new features that you would like to see.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.
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