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Microsoft's about-face on Skype now extends to one of its not-so-subtle attempts to ride the social media bandwagon.
As part of a broader app update, Microsoft has revealed that it's axing its Snapchat-like Highlights feature for mobile users in a bid to focus on core features like calls and chats.
While borrowing from the popular Snapchat Stories, it’s unclear how much use Skype's Highlights will truly get from users.
We see the feature best suited for vacation roundups or other big moments you want to share in recap form, but not necessarily every day use.
How would Microsoft persuade people to share Highlights when most of their friends might only use Skype for the occasional call?
Highlights will be up and running for all users when they receive the new Skype, we’re told.A corresponding desktop update prioritizes calls, chats, contacts and notifications.All of the changes should be reflected in Skype's latest app versions regardless of platform.All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Skype is rolling out a major update today, one that aligns the chat service’s focus more closely with social media, going beyond mere peer-to-peer communications.
Of course, communications are still at the heart of Skype.