Microsoft silently released the beta version of its Universal Skype Messaging application, which is built for Windows 10 Mobile. Testers were also able to download the beta version of Microsoft’s Universal Skype Video app. This is important because we’ll finally take a first look at the new Skype mobile apps.
In July, Microsoft said that it will discontinue the current version of Skype on Windows devices, all except for devices running Windows RT. Microsoft will then create new Universal Skype apps for messaging, calling, and video for Windows 10. The new apps, Microsoft said, are optimized for touchscreen devices and PCs.
Screenshots of the new Skype were leaked on Twitter, revealing its new interface. A link to the apps to Windows Store also appeared, allowing anyone with a Windows 10 Mobile device to download them. The new app features audio calling, video calling, messaging, emoticons, and SMS integration, which replaces any built-in messaging apps.
Microsoft has yet to announce the official launch dates of the new Universal Skype apps. The full beta version is expected to launch alongside the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile later this week. The current test version, Build 10512, for Windows 10 Mobile was released in August 18. You can download the app from the Windows Store. Do note that it’s still in beta.
Download Link: Windows Store
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