Skype has again undergone a redesign, going back to the old times. It is to bring a simple and navigation-friendly design. Skype has removed the Highlights feature which was introduced last year. It is now is bringing back a simple interface that is easy to use. Skype’s new interface brings back the Skype “Classic” blue theme, and easy Contacts discovery.
Skype has realized the critical need to maintain simplicity and familiarity, it seems that the company has admitted that complex design was not easy to understand. That is might be the reason that the company announced that it would roll back the Snapchat-like Highlights feature.
The company said in its blog post:
“This past year we explored some design changes and heard from customers that we over complicated some of our core scenarios. Calling became harder to execute and Highlights didn’t resonate with a majority of users,”
The company has announced that all the Highlights are downloadable till September 30, after that they will be deleted forever.
The Skype update comes with a fresh navigation model that is simplified with less clutter. Now you will see the Chats, Calls, and Contacts buttons at the bottom of the mobile app for more efficiency, while you won’t be able to see Highlights and Capture features as it will be removed completely for a cleaner look.
The buttons and the notifications icon have been moved the top left of the window for the desktop. Skype has also redesigned its light and dark themes with more toned down gradients and less decorative elements.