Microsoft today announced the release of Skype 8.80 update for Skype apps. This new update comes with several new features for Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Android, iPhone, and iPad.

On Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web, you can now send longer voice messages. Microsoft has increased the time limit from 2 minutes to 5 minutes. Skype already allows you to choose light or dark themes. With this update, this selection will be reflected during your Skype call.

Skype now allows you to zoom in on the share screen allowing you to take a closer look at things.Finally, Skype now allows you to now make emergency calls from Skype in the US.

Apart from the above new features, this update also includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

On Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad, Microsoft has delivered the above features except for the call screen theme update.

Bug fixes in Skype 8.80 update:

  • Ringing sound while calls were ongoing on iPhone
  • Media files not played on Windows 8.1 & Windows 7