Windows 10 Skype app gets significant update

Arif Bacchus

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If you’re a frequent user of the Windows 10 Skype UWP app, you might want to head to the Windows Store, as the app has just received a significant update. Noted by Windows Central, the latest Skype update is rolling out to all standard non-insider Windows 10 users on Mobile and PC, ditching the “preview” tag and bringing a new way of handling contacts, some options to search chats, and quite a few other enhancements.

Overall, the latest update pushes the newest version of the Skype app to version 11.13.133. You can have a look at the full changelog below.

  • Contacts – We’ve simplified the way your contacts on Skype connect with the People app on your device. Skype will display the number of mutual contacts you share, making it easier to find the right people. You can always opt out of this setting by updating your profile for People Search and Suggestions.
  • Messaging – searchable chats, keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips and send SMS with a little Skype Credit.
  • Group video calling – the new redesigned view brings everyone even closer together.
  • Calling – switch microphone, camera or to a new device during a call

This update follows Microsoft’s previous release, a similar update for Windows Insiders a month ago. In the event that you’re not already using the Windows 10 Skype UWP app, you can find it via the link below. Once you’ve updated and checked it out, drop us a comment below to let us know how the fresh and updated Skype experience is going for you!

Developer: Skype
Price: Free