Skype for Windows 8 is to look drastically different from versions of the VoiP app that have gone before it, if a new set of leaked screenshots are anything to go by.
Tapping into the Modern UI look (or the Metro UI, if your prefer its old name), it’s a bold, clear, spacious interface on show, clearly designed to work with touch-friendly controls as well as desktop navigation methods. Users of Windows RT tablets shouldn’t have any issues taping in numbers of scrolling through contacts lists.
Nabbed by the folks over at NeoWin, they’re reporting a fluid, crash-free experience from what they believe is a preview build of the app. Whether that’s an internal, Microsoft preview, or a first glimpse at a public preview app yet to be revealed, remains unclear.
Either way, they seem pleased with it, citing many small touches (like tweaked fonts for different members of a conversation, for example) as making the core Skype experience modern and user friendly.
With Skype now wholly owned by Microsoft, you can bet your bottom dollar this will be ready in time for the Windows 8 release date on October 26th.