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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.

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.

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.

With the new released version of Skype for Web the video calling has arrived on Chromebooks and Chrome for Linux. Should be noted that group video calls still not supported and both participants needs to use Skype for Web on Chromebook, Chrome for Linux or Skype for Linux Alpha (for example, calls from Skype for Web on Chromebook to Skype for Windows are still audio only).

Skype 1.61.68 for Web is live now and brings dark theme support, ability to quote message or selections, and mute conversations on Also in the new version of Skype for Web favourites are pinned by default at the beginning of list.

The Skype 1.60.72 for Web started its rollout, and adds support of bot content swift cards in the narrow mode of the Skype for Web integration on and Also this release enables quotes (right-click to quote a message with the proper quote layout) and allows to mute conversations just like on other platforms. That means activity in there won’t trigger notifications. Right-click "Turn notifications off/on". Muted conversations show a crossed out bell icon next to them.

Skype 1.59.79 for Web is live for all users, the first novelty is intended for and users, where you can now send files just as well as for other platforms. Another change concerns the layout of group calls, during which you can focus on one member by increasing his image. And the last change of Skype for Web is an option to mark as read all or specific chats.

The Skype for Web has been updated to new version and brings standard unread behaviour — when opening chat with unread messages, the view will focus on the first unread message. As you scroll, messages will be marked as read. Also Skype 1.58.81 for Web adds new grid layout for group calls - new group call layout removing the margins between video tiles.

Another new feature of this version is the support for blocked list search — blocked non-contacts are shown when searching Skype directory so that they can be unblocked or avoid adding that person to the contact list.

The Skype 1.56.78 for Web is rolling out right now and the new version of Skype for Web allows users to play back cloud NGC audio messages (recording is not supported yet), make full screen calls (this mode will be default when starting a call) and mute ringing sound on (useful when multiple endpoints are simultaneously used on the same PC).

Skype 1.55.101 for Web is available for all users and includes some improvements. First of them is native browser notification for returning users to On Chrome for Windows they will now get a notification toast about missed events.

The second one is a bugfix for «Emoticon Epilepsy Hazard»: users can now disable the emoticon suggestions via settings and also the settings have tweaked to prevent the suggestions to continuously pop up while quickly typing a message.

And the last improvement for Skype for Web is active notification reminder for users on They will now see more actionable toast notifications, depending on how many missed conversations/messages they have. Some examples:
  1. You have unread messages from Nikola, Marc and 3 others
  2. You have 4 conversations with unread messages
  3. Nikola (5 days ago): Hey dude are we on?

After one week after the previous release, today released a new version Skype 1.52.82 for Web. At this time it's known something about innovations. The first thing that developers can use formatted text to describe their bots (for example, description field can contain clickable links). The second one relate to some experimental changes to notifications for the integration with Skype for Web (in particular, when opening users will get a notification about missed Skype calls or unread Skype messages).

Skype 1.50.53 для Web уже стал доступен для некоторых пользователей и принёс следующие улучшения:
  • Enabling screen share preview (only applies to default monitor, so preview will also show that there’s no selection of which monitor to share, just preview of what will be shared).
  • Deleted unnecessary link "Do you already have a Skype account?", which show up even if the user was logged in on the site.
  • Built-in plugin through which substantially reduces setup time for the connection of calls on the Outlook service.
  • Notifications shown only when it’s likely to be visible for user. E.g. When browser tab is closed and window is not focused, notifications are not shown. They are shown when the window will re-gain the focus so the user will not missed them
This is the list of the main changes in the new version of Skype for Web. Of course, the version of Skype for the browser continue to be improved, but do not forget that you can download Skype for other operating systems.