Skype Insider Preview // Skype for Windows 10 update is here!

Hello Skype Insiders!

We're pleased to announce the Skype for Windows 10 Insider Update is here!

The Skype for Windows 10 update brings all the latest and greatest Skype capabilities to Windows 10 users. Here's a sample of what's new:

  • Best in class calling experience - We've added several new calling features to make Skype's calling experience even better than before:
    • Flexible group call canvas - Customize your group call experience and decide who appears in the main call canvas. Simply drag and drop people between call canvas and the overflow ribbon to select who you want to focus on.
    • Take snapshots - Use snapshots to capture images of important moments within a call. Snapshots makes sure you never forget important memories like your grandkid's funny antics or crucial information like the content that's been screenshared during a meeting. 
    • Easily start screensharing - We've made sharing your screen during calls even easier. Look for the ability to share your screen with the top level call controls.
  • New layout - Based on your feedback, we've made your contacts easier to access and view.
  • Customizable themes - Choose a color and theme for your Skype client through or application settings.
  • And much more - Improvements to our media gallery, notifications panel, and @mentions experience and more! 

In addition to all the latest enhancements, with this update you can expect more frequent improvements to your Skype for Windows 10 experiences going forward. Please visit our Skype for Windows Insiders FAQ for more information. 

Thank you for all you do to support Skype! We look forward to hearing about your experience. 

The Skype Team 

 

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Thanks! It is refreshing to see that Microsoft seems to get back in the game with "frequent improvements" as you say.
Is this available for Windows 10 Mobile as well?
missing windows 10 mobile integration after new update

New build seems to have lost SMS syncing. Not acceptable. How do I revert & leave Skype Insiders?

Don't even *dream* of releasing a version with SMS Sync broken (any more than it already is, but at least it half-works in the current non-Insider release).

It is truly new UWP version or it is ported by Project Islandwood?
Still missing notification-tray support for the app. Give users an option to close the app in taskbar, but keep it open as notification tray icon like an old standard version of Skype does.
Is paste into the dialpad during a call available yet? I'm blocked from upgrading until this is supported because I need it for joining conference calls

Still missing notification-tray support for the app. Give users an option to close the app in taskbar, but keep it open as notification tray icon like an old standard version of Skype does.

just pin Skype to taskbar, thats all.

While this could work, it is different. Also me, I don't want to have it on my taskbar. I prefer it as a tray icon, as it usually happens for applications that run on the background (Spotify, Slack). I feel like it is "on my way", while I am on call and changing applications (or even Alt-Tab).
Without SMS sync, I will discontinue using Skype completely. I have suffered through all the problems only because of the SMS integration with my Windows phone. Now that this is gone, I'll just move to something like Telegram for my instant messaging needs. A shame to see features being removed with no advance notice. 

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