Microsoft inspired interface iMessage, creating Skype for Windows 10




Microsoft borrowed interface desktop client for iMessage own messenger in Windows 10, assured colleagues from The Verge. Moreover, a new approach to the software giant’s service for calls and messaging in general concept copy messenger Apple.


Microsoft has decided to implement Skype in Windows 10, and the result is a lot like iMessage. According to the plan of the company, it should be the main messenger. On smartphones it will replace SMS – determining whether the interlocutor Skype account and transferring mode messaging over the Internet, rather than a cellular network. Similarly works iMessage in iOS.

Skype version for tablets and computers looks exactly like iMessage for Mac: division into two halves with a list of contacts and correspondence, round avatars subscribers, color separation of the user interface. All events are synchronized between devices within the account: computers, smartphones and tablets.


The main difference between the new implementation of Skype iMessage – cross-platform. Microsoft service allows you to communicate with other users, regardless of their use of the software platform, while iMessage is limited only by iPhone, iPad and Mac.


Presentation of new user features of Windows 10 was held on Thursday . Among the new features of the operating system – supports voice assistant Cortana on the desktop, the new browser, codenamed Spartan, universal applications, including Office, updated the Start menu and notification center, as well as the application Xbox.

The exact dates of the final version of Windows 10 is not yet known. However, earlier Microsoft says that it will happen this year. On Friday, the company released a new build of Windows 10 Technical Preview with an updated interface and support Cortana.


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