Skype Preview for Android and iOS updated with new features


Microsoft is busy finalizing the next big Windows 10 update
codenamed Redstone 5 but the company has not forgotten its core
apps be it on Windows or on rival platforms.

Keeping up with the trend, Microsoft is today rolling out some
new features to its Skype Preview app on both iOS and Android.
The latest update comes with the much-awaited call recording
and SMS Relay feature for Android.

The latest update for the Skype Preview on Android takes it to
version 8.29.76 and allows users to record calls. You can also
send and receive text SMS messages using the Skype credit or
Your Phone app. The SMS sending option is currently available
only for Android users and should be made available to iOS
users soon.

The Skype Preview for iOS has been updated to support call
recording feature and you can activate it by following the
below steps:

  • Start a video or audio call and click on the “+” option
    located at the bottom of your screen during the call.
  • Click Start Recording.

“Call Recording! Allows you to capture special moments in a
Skype call with your loved ones or to capture an important
meeting with your colleagues,” the company explains.

The users will also be able to stop the recording of the call
at any time. The users who were part of the call will be also
able to listen to the recorded content.

“We’re simplifying the current settings experience! A dedicated
Settings panel+ better selections & groupings to make it easier
for you to navigate through different app settings all in 1
place. Access Settings by clicking on the avatar and scroll
through 4 the Setting gear icon,” Microsoft’s Director of Skype
said in a tweet.

Skype Call recording feature was rolled out to Windows users in
late June and Microsoft finally is pushing the feature to
its customers on iOS and Android. As noted above,
this feature is currently available for Insiders and it should
be made available to all users in the coming weeks.

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