Microsoft has literally followed the saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them”. Microsoft has just joined Facebook (Instagram and WhatsApp) to create another Snapchat (a better Snapchat)and integrate the features into Skype.

n a blog post today, Microsoft formally announced its redesigned version of Skype which it had previously been testing on the iPhone and Android. This update is a modern take on Skype, which has long since drifted from its video calling focus to become a more generic chat app.

The app looks much better overall in the chat view, allowing users to customize their own chat bubbles to be more expressive. The typing indicator is more lively and colorful now, in fact, everything just looks all round better. The blue of Skype is gone, replaced with a monochrome black and white everywhere else, which looks quite similar to Instagram’s own modern, monochromatic redesign.

Check out the videos posted by Microsoft below:

The features look almost similar to Snapchat as Microsoft also gives an attempt to make another similar Snapchat. The mobile-focused update is rolling out first for Android, with iOS in the coming weeks and Mac and Windows 10 apps getting their own updates later this year. Until then, head to the comments section and let us know your take on this.

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