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On 15 September 2015, Skype announced the release of Mojis, "a brand new way to express yourself on Skype." Mojis are short clips/gifs featuring characters from films and TV shows to be entered into conversations with the same ease as emoticons.
They are working with Universal Studios, Disney Muppets, BBC and other studios to add to the available collection of Mojis.
The latest version of Skype for Windows is Skype 11, which is based on the Universal Windows Platform and runs on various Windows 10-related systems, including Xbox One, Windows phones, and Microsoft Hololens.
Microsoft still offers the older Skype 8, which is Win32-based and runs on all systems from Windows XP (which is otherwise unsupported by Microsoft) to the most recent release of Windows 10.
In February 2016, Microsoft announced that it had started to introduce group calling on smartphones and tablets in North America and Western Europe.) is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones. Much of the service is free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number.Skype additionally provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit both text and video messages, and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. At the end of 2010, there were over 660 million worldwide users, with over 300 million estimated active each month as of August 2015.This was made available from Windows Store when the new OS launched on 26 October 2012.The following year, it became the default messaging app for Windows 8.1, replacing the Windows 8 Messaging app at the time, and became pre-installed software on every device that came with or upgraded to 8.1.
Skype for Windows, On 12 September 2005, e Bay Inc.