Microsoft has released a new version of Skype for Windows 10 mobile this weekend. Microsoft didn’t make any prior announcement on the app but then added it to its Windows Store’s new listing all of a sudden.
Microsoft halted its modern Windows app in July, thereby making the users operate the desktop version. The company has for a long time been planning to integrate Skype video, voice calling and messaging features into Windows 10, according to Venture Beat.
Skype messaging app which is called “messaging Skype” by Microsoft notes that “Skype Messaging, Calling and Video *Preview* is a new way to experience Skype features. It integrates individual Skype features where you’d expect them – Skype messaging into Messaging and Skype calling into Phone apps for the fastest way to make calls and send messages. It also adds quick access to Skype video calling. With Skype built in, you’ll be able to reach anyone who uses Skype on iPhones, Androids, even PCs with just a couple of clicks.”
The app released lately replaces the Windows default messaging app but the users still have the option to switch between Skype and SMS. The new app in a way behaves much similar to Apple’s Facetime where Skype in Windows serves as a single destination for video chat, reported The Verge.
The features available in Skype Windows 10 version include:
– Microsoft account sign in
– Video calling
– Voice calling
– Instant Messaging
– App details
– Integrated conversation history between Skype messaging and SMS
– Integrated conversation history between Skype calls and phone calls
The company added that “As this is a preview release, we ask that you help us make it better by telling us what’s great and what needs some work. To help us identify issues, we will collect logs so we can investigate. Thanks for participating in our Preview program!”