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Microsoft introduces new Skype changes

Microsoft is making a series of changes to Skype in order to simplify the program.

The American technology giant has been making minor tweaks to Skype over the last few years, and it is now set to remove its Highlights feature, thereby making the software even easier to use.

Skype director of design Peter Skillman explained: "Calling became harder to execute and Highlights didn't resonate with a majority of users.

"We needed to take a step back and simplify!"

According to Microsoft, its new approach to the product is a recognition of the reasons why Skype remains so popular: calling, video calls, and messaging.

Silkman said, too, that more changes will arrive over the coming months and that the company is happy to listen to consumer feedback as a means of improving the service.

He said: "We are listening to your feedback and are wholly committed to improving the Skype experience based on what you are telling us. We hope this updated design makes Skype easier to use and provides a better Skype experience.

"This is only the beginning and you can expect many more updates over the next several months as we continue to simplify and improve the core experiences around calling, chat, and contacts."

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