Skype has been around for a long time and has gone through some big changes over the years. The new v8.0 update might be the biggest one yet, though. It brings some Snapchat-like features including "add-in" services and "Highlights," which are basically Stories. This feels a bit like one giant "fellow kids" meme.

Skype has neglected to include a changelog for the new version, but there are some videos that explain the basics.

https://youtu.be/RU9w41tPXyc

The chat screen has been split into three tabs for Find, Chat, and Capture. The Find screen is where you can share content from third-party services (these are the add-ins). Chat is where your messages live, and they have weird gradient background now. The capture tab has a camera interface that's a dead ringer for Snapchat. The app's Highlights are Snapchat Stories. I mean, they aren't, but this is clearly what Skype was emulating.

https://youtu.be/qItfRVJFljM

Despite announcing this update more than a week ago, the app is only now rolling out in the Play Store. The initial response from users is not positive; lots of 1 and 2-star reviews. You can grab it the normal way, or find the APK on APK Mirror.

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