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2017 Skype Update Review: Mimicking Snapchat Takes the App Away from Video Calling

July 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by VCDailey

If you can't beat them, dress just like them and stand right up close to them.

That seems to be the idea behind Skype's first big makeover in more than a decade. The update, currently available on Android with iOS, Mac, and PC to follow, adds a whole new interface to Skype and seems aimed at making it more of a messaging service.

The app so famous it's synonymous with video calling has joined Facebook in mimicking the emoji-drenched, photo sharing emphasis of Snapchat. Presumably, it's an attempt to win over younger audiences who are born into an app store filled with video calling options, where once Skype had no real rivals.

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