Microsoft currently operates a number of communication apps including Teams, Kaizala and Skype to name a few. The software giant has now released a new preview version of Skype, which is currently available for Skype Insiders. One of the key features of the new preview version is the ability for users to make free phone calls to Ukraine on all platforms. Also Read - Microsoft announces Windows 11, Microsoft Store updates for enhanced applications
Skype Insider build version 8.82 is currently available for download for Skype Insiders. The new version brings in a number of bug fixes, stability improvements, and support for the Google Play Store in-app billing to purchase credit, subscriptions and Skype numbers. Apart from this, in support for Ukraine, the company has also made available access to make free phone calls to Ukraine on all platforms. Skype users in Ukraine are now also allowed to make free phone calls via Skype to people in other countries. Also Read - Bill Gates uses a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 instead of Microsoft Surface Duo: Here's why
Apart from the new features, Microsoft has added a list of non-profit organizations to the Skype Home Page, which will allow people across the world to donate money in order to support the Ukrainian people. Also Read - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to 'nearly double' the budget for its employee salaries to retain them
Microsoft has also added support for more languages in Translated Conversations on all platforms. This feature will allow people to translate calls from the Ukrainian language so that they can more easily communicate with people in the country. It also added new “Support Ukraine” emoticons like “Ukraine Heart”, “Ukraine Handshake” and “Ukraine Pray”.
To use all of these features, as of now, you will have to become a Skype Insider, which you can easily do so by signing up here.
Microsoft has heavily supported Ukraine throughout the ongoing Russian invasion. The tech giant has been working behind the scenes by fending off cyberattacks, shutting down all new sales of its products and services in Russia and more.