Skype Insider Preview // Release Notes for Skype 8.67.76.83

The lastest Insider build 8.67.76.83 is out and we have prepared a lot of new features and cool improvement for you. 

What's New? 

  • MeetNow integration in Windows 10 System Tray. We have been closely working with the Windows Team to give you an option to quickly create a meeting directly from Windows. Based on your Windows version (not exactly related to this Skype Insider build) you should see the MeetNow icon in your system tray.
  • Large Grid mode for video calling so you can see up to 49 participants at once on a single screen.
  • Improvements for Android 11 such as chat bubbles, priority conversation and conversation space.
  • We have improved the option how to add someone to an ongoing Skype call by selecting their phone number as well as via Skype.
  • We have also boosted up the performance by updating to the latest version of the React Native.

Coming soon on Insiders and Retail:

  • Updating Skype for Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Categories for predefined background images
  • Together Mode
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Last message avatar icon

What’s fixed?

  • JavaScript error on Windows servers
  • Video freezes when typing a message during a call
  • Videos in chat freeze on the first frame and do not play
  • Skype prevents Macbook from auto sleep

As usually all new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days so if you don’t see them right away, just check again soon.  And let us know what you think about the latest changes, either here in the community or through the Skype app. And you can always go to Skype’s User Voice to submit and vote for new features and ideas.  

The Skype Team

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Together Mode Large Gallery not working please fix it !!! my group I have 20-30 People not active this together mode or Large Gallery :(

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Yeah, 49 video streams ! Thanks !

Unrelated but unfortunately I'm trying to leave the Skype Preview branch to go back to the normal / stable one and it seems it's no longer possible (used to be a menu option in the UWP, but was never put back - or any alternative, when desktop and UWP versions where merged). From the forum other peoples have the same issue, we are 'lock' in preview...

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What worked for me is uninstalling with this:

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/uninstall_view.html

Which uses Powershell to do it, possibly a more thorough method. Then I tracked it down and actually deleted the files, since uninstalling "modern" apps always leaves them on disk for some reason, but that part wasn't easy and I don't know that it was necessary.

Installing from the Store then fed the non-Insider version even on Win10 Insider.

The problem with Store Skypes in general is that updates for a given machine (not for everyone) can just stop for months for no apparent reason. This is true of Insider and non. So, I would actually suggest forgoing everything I've written and just use the non-Store version. It gets updates promptly and consistently. The Store is on its last legs anyway, I think.

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Thanks a lot for your feedback !

Just tried the uninstall tool you suggested but without more success (also deleted some skype files and folder I could found).

So I followed you advice and went to the non-store download... ^^
Hope Microsoft would solve that and improve their store, it's supposed to be the future ;)

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