• Skype rolls back its redesign by ditching stories, squiggles and over-the-top color

    17 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it's now going to refocus on simplicity - and it's ditching stories along the way. The redesign had been met with a lot of backlash. Skype had clearly wanted to appeal to a more youthful demographic with its update, but in doing so, it cluttered the user experience with features no one had asked for or needed.
    One of these was “Highlights,” a feature that was very much Skype's own take on Snapchat's or Instagram's Stories. With Highlights, Skype users...
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