Microsoft is working on some design tweaks for Skype on Android, giving it a UX overhaul. The new Skype for Android will fetch an innovative design and user interface in line with Google’s material design. The changes will also include the addition of a new screen to the UI.
Back in August, Microsoft had rolled out a revamped design for Skype on iOS and desktop. And now, it’s looking to bring some of the same design tweaks for Skype on Android. You can have a shot at all these pioneering changes by grabbing the Skype Preview app from the Google Play Store. The design revamp embraces the same bottom navigation bar to its Android app, in tandem with some other UI modifications.
Apart from the bottom navigation bar, the pivot navigation formerly located at the top of the app is now disappeared. The app’s header has also witnessed a face-lift, putting notification access on the left side and the search option on the right side. The design tweaks for Skype on Android are rounded out by a floating action button that alters counting on context.
The Redmond tycoon is also commencing ‘SuperComposer’ on both Android and iOS. The feature pops up a new screen once you tap the compose button. It endows you with an easy access to actions such as make a new group, open recent contacts list, invite to Skype, add a contact, and make a call.
As Microsoft is testing design tweaks for Skype on Android, so it’s clear when the update will roll out to everyone. However, the update has already started to hit some Android devices. Assuming testing goes well, the new version of the Skype Android app should see the changes soon.
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In addition to SuperComposer, the Skype team has also decided to implement some changes that were most requested by users. The aim of the update is to make the Skype experience flawless on mobile devices.
Earlier, when Microsoft had rolled out the Skype mobile update, users were calling the new experience ‘the worst ever’. The company updated the app for the Snapchat generation, stating that it has revamped its messaging app ‘from the ground up’. However, app reviewers along with customers were ripping it down by saying the Skype has been destroyed.
After that, the company came up with the new Skype design for desktop. And now, the design tweaks have made their debut for Android. It remains to see whether the update will manage to entice an elephantine user base or not. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us via the comments section below.
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