Despite having arguably fallen from grace, Microsoft's Skype service continues to get somewhat frequent updates, and new features have been added consistently this year as a result of more people working from home. Microsoft has just released version 8.66 of Skype to Insiders, and it has just one major feature – support for 100 call participants.
Up until now, Skype only allowed for up to 50 participants to be in a group call, but Microsoft's other big communication service, Teams, is much further ahead. Currently, up to 300 people can participate in a Teams meeting, though that's also a more business-oriented offering. Either way, you can now be on a Skype call with up to 100 people, which is a good option to have.
That's basically the only major addition with this release, though Microsoft does list a few bugs that have been fixed with this update:
- The language settings automatically changed to English.
- Favorite contacts disappeared from contact list on Windows.
- Signing out was freezing the app on Android.
- Uploading/downloading files on Android was not fully working.
If you're in the Skype Insider program, this new update should be available on your devices in the next couple of days. General users will have to wait a while longer to receive it.