The skype team has announced it will be releasing an all new Skype Universal Windows Platform preview app to Windows Insiders in the coming weeks. The app will be released firstly on Windows 10 PCs and later on, you’ll be able to use the same Skype UWP app on your Windows 10 Mobile devices.
We wanted to learn from integration and improve on the current Skype app with new experiences. We’ve simplified the look and feel by removing duplicative and unnecessary menus to prevent confusion between them. The global menus are now in a new, single Settings menu, and you’ll see contextual menus appear in upcoming releases.
Some of the new features coming to the Skype UWP Preview app are:
- Sign in with your Microsoft Account and link a Skype ID
- Show and change your availability
- See a list of your existing Skype contacts
- Initiate a chat with anyone in your contact list
- See that the other person is typing
- Make one-to-one voice and video calls and send messages
- Personalize your experience with emoticons and Mojis
- Send photos
- See notifications for incoming calls and messages outside of the app
- Participate in existing group chats
Read how to join the Insiders Program here