With the latest update, Skype has added AI to make group calls less awkward
Back in July, Microsoft added a feature called Together Mode to its Teams workplace messaging app, Engadget writes.
The tool uses artificial intelligence-based segmentation technology to put everyone on a video call in the same virtual space. Even if you don’t use Microsoft Teams, you’ve probably seen Together mode in action.
The NBA turned to the feature when it tried to recreate the atmosphere of a packed arena without fans physically present. It quickly became a major feature of the app and is now moving to Skype.
With the latest version of the app, you, your friends and family members can pretend you’re all in the same place – as long as there are at least five participants in the call and everyone has access to a webcam.
The great thing is that you don’t have to install Skype on your computer to use this feature. You can access it through the platform’s Web client, and as long as one person has an account, they can invite everyone else through the Meet Now link.
Together mode isn’t the only improvement Microsoft is adding to Skype. When you update the app, you’ll also find a new grid mode feature that allows you to see all the webcam streams at once. You’ll also find additional backgrounds along with the usual set of bug fixes. You can download Skype 8.67 for Windows, Mac and Linux.