I’m here to talk about Skype under Microsoft. Mostly because lately, Skype has been undergoing some major changes. Especially since the release of Windows 8. So, I thought it’d be nice to bring in a topic about this.
So, How’s Skype Doing?
It’s been two years since Microsoft has bought Skype. Lately, Skype has been changing a lot. Especially their new color scheme going with the new Windows 8 Metro UI.
Well, first off, lets start with what has changed. One major change to Skype is the user interface. Ever since Windows 8 was released, more of Microsoft’s products are beginning to adapt to the new Metro UI. One of those products of course, is Skype.
With Skype’s latest update(Windows Desktop: 126.96.36.199), Skype has lost its original color. Meaning, the interface is just a plain white. The blue color that people knew as Skype is gone. Sure, the blue color comes up every now and then. But really, all I see is white. As if, Skype has gone “blank.”
Now, what would be a good solution to that? Bring back the blue! Or even better, a customization feature. People with Windows 8 have the option to customize their color for the start menu. Why can’t we do that with Skype?
I would recommend a feature where you can choose the color scheme for the interface of Skype. With that small addition, users can personalize their experience and feel a bit more welcome.
Another change that has been climbing onto Skype is the new metro UI. I personally, love the metro idea. Just one problem, I’m not getting that metro feeling.
I believe this is mostly because of the color. Remember earlier how I said the plain white interface makes Skype seem, “blank.” Well, the color scheme is having an effect on their new metro UI. Like I said earlier, a nice color customization feature would be nice.
Sadly, it’s all I’ve got so far. But, I’ll let you know once I’ve got more. Let’s just hope Microsoft will at least bring back the old Skype that everyone knew.