Microsoft Launches New Version of Skype

Microsoft said it has launched a a new generation of Skype with features that are similar to those on Facebook’s (FB) Messenger and Snap’s (SNAP) Snapchat. Skype now has a Stories-like feature called Highlights which allows users to create a highlight reel of their day using photos and videos, and a “Find” panel for topic searches.

The new Skype will be available first on Android, releasing gradually over the coming weeks, followed by the new version for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone. A version for Windows and Mac will be released over the next few months.

By Garrett Hatch