Microsoft confirmed that the company is retiring the classic
version of Skype on September 1, and as part of its efforts
to convince users to update before the September 1 deadline,
the company today announced that it may bring back the compact
view (split view) to the Skype app.
The new design of Skype is simple and easy to understand but
this has drawn a flurry of criticism from power-users.
In a post on the company’s forum, Microsoft has announced that
highly-requested compact mode aka split view could return in
Skype but it depends on the feedback from the users. Microsoft
says that it has created few split window
concepts and on the basis of the feedback, it may finalize one
concept as the final design for the Skype app.
“I’m a program manager on the Skype team. Thank you for sending
your feedback about this feature. We have heard your feedback
about missing the split window mode (aka compact mode) in Skype
on Windows. We’re working on bringing this capability back into
our new experience. We’d like to your feedback on a few split
window concepts so that we build the best experience into
future versions of Skype,” Microsoft’s Angela Chin said in
a public post on Microsoft forums.
It goes without saying that Microsoft is fully committed to a
better experience on Skype and the company is also listening to
the users feedback.