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Skype adds new emoticons and also releases Skype 7.6 for Windows
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Skype adds new emoticons and also releases Skype 7.6 for Windows

by AshwinJuly 4, 2015

Microsoft’s VOIP service, Skype, has added new emoticons to provide some additional entertainment for the the users of its Instant Messaging service.

 

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And they are not like normal emoticons. They are quite special, in that they can wave and dance.

Yes, they are animated emoticons. These include a flowing ROYBGIV (rainbow colors), waving hands, a grinning dancing monkey, and one which is a ticking time bomb.

” I like to move it, move it.” He sure dances well, doesn’t he?

All of the above emoticons are available across all versions of Skype. This includes Computer and Mobile versions of Skype.

Skype 7.6 for Windows:

Softpedia reports that a new version of Skype has been released for Windows PCs. The new version is Skype 7.6. Unfortunately Microsoft has not released the release notes for the latest version.

Obviously it comes with the new emoticons. It is likely that the Redmond Company has fixed some bugs and improved the performance of the app. To find out more about this, I looked at over at the Skype Community Forums,  and instead found that several issues are being reported about the latest version.

The most commonly reported issue, is that version Skype 7.6 is crashing on start-up. A viable solution has also been reported for the same.

All you have to do is run the System File Checker (SFC). To do this open an elevated command prompt, by clicking on the Start Menu and typing “cmd (without the quotes). Right click on the result which says Command prompt and select “Run as administrator.

Now type the following command in the window and press enter.

sfc /scannow

You should reboot the computer after the scan has been completed. This should fix the issue and Skype should now work normally,

Skype has already announced that it is discontinuing the Skype Modern App, and that all existing users will be prompted to download the Skype for Windows app instead. But it has also announced a new service, in the form of Skype for Web, and the beta version of it is already available for all users Worldwide. This allows users to chat with their friends and also make calls, even without the Skype App installed.

Note: Skype for Web is a separate service, and should not be confused with the Skype for Outlook interface, which is more like a minimized UI.

Skype Translator also recently gained support for two new languages: French and German. This brings the total number of supported spoken languages to six, with the other 4 four being: English, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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