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With the effect of the ongoing pandemic in the past year, the popularity of online calls has increased considerably. For this reason, the use of applications that allow making online calls continues to increase day by day. Although Microsoft has centered more on Microsoft Teams in this process, Skype continues to be updated with new features from time to time, especially in terms of Insider structures. Skype Insider Preview build 8.72.76.44 was released a few months ago. The update came with support for locking meetings and blurring the background in the web version of Skype. Now the app is updated to version 8.74.76.129.

The changelog posted for the update seems pretty short. However, a number of interesting features are still included in the update for Skype users. One of these features is the support of animated backgrounds in GIF format during video calls. To use this feature, all you have to do is select one of the GIFs available in the device’s local storage. However, there is now support for customizing call responses. In addition, the iOS version of Skype has a file sharing feature via chat.

In addition to all this, the Android version of Skype now supports split windows. This means hardware like Surface Duo, Samsung DeX and Chromebooks can now use this feature. Microsoft also states that the feature has been tweaked to offer users desktop-like experiences on non-desktop devices as well.

Finally, it should be noted that the new update will be offered to users gradually in the next few days.


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