Sensing people’s desire for a change, Microsoft’s video chat and messaging service – Skype has come up with a new logo. The newly designed Skype logo brings the Microsoft service more in line with signature Office apps.
The complexity of the product should not become a barrier to what people aspire to do with it. In comparison to earlier times, things are becoming more complex with additional levers and controls (and toolbars). As such, the practice of adopting simple logos leaves a stage for creativity and expression in the product. It also hints designers at Microsoft remain focused on the essence of the functional while stripping away superfluous decorations.
Proud of our rich history and deep roots in communications, Skype has already seen several logo changes at different strategic moments along the way. We loved our logo but as a signal to our customers, we’ve evolved all our Office icons to reflect significant product changes. While we share this new logo, our vision remains the same. Connecting you with the people that matter most in your life and work. Learn more about the story behind its creation, wrote Petr, a Microsoft Agent in the forum post.
The new Skype logo shows a subtle change in the iconic Skype blue color. Plus, the Metro design-based logo has been transformed into a Fluent design system. And this is clearly visible. Microsoft started the trend of flat design, but currently, it is focusing more on something three-dimensional, a new approach that it calls Fluent design.
The new Skype ogo is in tune with the new Office 365 icons.
The design has slowly been making its way into Windows (Office apps), and now it has hit Skype in a big way.
The new logo truly makes the Skype app synonymous with the design! Do you feel the same?