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New version of Skype for Windows has been released, but nothing is known, what has changed in this release. The only interesting thing that I noticed, is that in Skype for Windows add new string “Export Chat History”. However, I could not find any similar functions in the Skype settings. Maybe I was looking bad?

ps. By the way: also there were two new emoticons: Hot chocolate and Cupcake.

The new version of Skype for Windows became available and certainly will please many users. Firstly, the owners of gaming headsets Razer Kraken, which recently ceased to hear the other party during a call. Secondly, people who have experienced a large number of running SkypeBrowserHost.exe processes. And third, those who have long been dreaming of re-transmit their computer sounds to contacts during a call (the truth is this function is not available yet for all users).

Probably, I’m rejoicing too early, but running the new version of Skype using the /secondary parameter in the folder %appdata%\Skype are created a separate file shared.xml for each account (for example, shared-000.xml, shared-001.xml, shared-002.xml and so on). This means that is not excluded that developers will return back automatic authentication when using multiple Skype simultaneously.

It is worth mentioning that Skype for Windows adds a new system requirement — mandatory availability of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package. In connection to this, if this package isn’t installed on the system installation or update of Skype will take longer than usual because Skype downloads and installs it automatically. So do not be alarmed that the inscription “Installing Skype: process can take several minutes to” hanging too long.

About an hour ago, went out a minor release of Skype for Windows, which, apparently, it is recommended to install (I mean that because Skype finds the new version when checking for updates).

It seems that the only change in Skype for Windows it’s a bug fix due to which the users cannot send messages to contacts from Windows Live Messenger, as in such cases the following notification appears «Messaging disabled until request is accepted».

Went live new version of Skype for Windows in which, unfortunately, has not removed function “Messaging disabled until request is accepted”. Also, not sure if this version fixes the bug due to which “Skype does not receive contact requests” (if someone will be able verify, please let me know).

So far, I noticed only a couple of changes in Skype for Windows (about them you can read below, in the “Changelog” table), this is why I will be glad for any details.

The new version of Skype for Web again came out without any announcements and details. And as the last 2 versions, this time the developers again skipped out one version (actually numbered 1.68) and directly released Skype 1.69.27 for Web.

As can be noted, the developers continue to actively develop Skype for Web, in fact this month has been rollout 4 new releases. For this once Skype 1.65.51 for Web brought the feature to receive screen sharing without having to install any plug-ins for Microsoft Edge.

A month ago, went out version Skype 7.37.178 for Mac OS X which no longer supports versions younger than Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10. For users of Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 latest available version should have stayed Skype 7.36.217 for Mac OS X. However, as it turned out, in that version there are a couple of problems with the connection, and the developers have released a minor release of Skype 7.36.507 for Mac OS X, which fixes them.

This month Skype for Web has been updated three times, but as the the second release, the changelog of Skype 1.64.47 for Web has not been published somewhere. If you have noticed something new in this release, please report it in the comments.

The new version of Skype for Windows is ready for download (but not recommended yet), and no doubt will please users who do not like the links preview feature. The fact is that Skype for Windows adds a new option to disable or enable this feature. Do disable links preview go to Skype → Tools → Options → IM & SMS → IM appearance and uncheck the «Show link previews» option.

Have not yet known any other changes in this version (except some edits of UI strings). If you have noticed something new, let me know in the comments.

Правда, про Skype 1.63.51 для Web ничего не известно. Тем не менее, если ещё не добавили нужную функцию, не забывайте что можно скачать Скайп для других платформ.

Skype for Web continues its development and today came out the second version of this month at number 1.63.51. Unfortunately about Skype 1.63.51 for Web nothing is known. Nevertheless, if it does not add your desired feature, don’t forget that you can download Skype for other platforms.