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LinkedIn, The Microsoft Owned Platform Will Now Have Video-Conferencing Features: Skype Will Not Be Part Of The Development

LinkedIn, the Microsoft owned platform, has decided to add a video-call feature to its platform.

The feature will be in the direct messages section of the application.

These calls will be done through Microsoft apps such as Zoom and Blue-Jeans, by Verizon.

Unfortunately, Skype is not part of this new development.

The Genesis

The effort got its motivation from a hackathon Linkedin had earlier in the year.

In Linkedin’s system, they make use of the Blue-Jeans platform.

Additionally, they also make use of the likes of Zoom, which is doing very well for itself.

Possibilities of the wipeout of Skype?

LinkedIn, The Microsoft Owned Platform Will Now Have Video-Conferencing Features: Skype Will Not Be Part Of The Development

Image: Skype Application

The coronavirus pandemic brought to light a whole lot of things.

For Skype, its relevance and usefulness raise questions daily.

The video-call platform lost its place during the pandemic when other services were triumphing.

It’s questionable that the COVID-19 experience created room for online communications.

However, while video conferencing platforms thrive, Skype remains on a sub-zero level.

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Is Skype doing okay or not?

As much as Skype isn’t in the big leagues anymore, they still got a brief moment of glory.

In March, Microsoft said that Skype had a daily active users log of 40 million.

In April, the platform also got a 75 million active daily users log.

With that brief moment of achievement, the platform is still nowhere near its competitors.

On your iPhone, the Skype app didn’t make the first 200 used apps.

But your iOS Zoom app maintained its position on the top 20.

Additionally, Google Meets secured a position in the top 100.

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Microsoft is probably not paying enough attention to Skype

Microsoft: Skype Left Out As LinkedIn Gets Video-Conferencing Features

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All other video-conferencing platforms under Microsoft have received touches and advancements here and there.

The same goes for Skype. However, it’s way different from what the other platforms got.

For instance, on Skype, you can now change your call background.

However, there’s nothing precisely fantastic about this; Zoom already achieved it.

Notwithstanding, to an extent, Microsoft is making attempts to butter up Skype.

They’re putting it in your face!

If you try opening Microsoft Edge or Outlook, there’ll be a prominent option for you to create a Skype call.

Regardless of these efforts, Microsoft still doesn’t think Skype can grow.

A major throwback

LinkedIn, The Microsoft Owned Platform Will Now Have Video-Conferencing Features: Skype Will Not Be Part Of The Development

Skype used to be the “Go-t0” video conferencing platform.

The company was developed in 2003. This was a year before Zuckerberg brought Facebook to life.

Believe it or not, when it came to standards, Skype was top-notch and premium.

Unfortunately, things went sour along the line.

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