Finally, Microsoft has released a Skype Preview UWP app (Universal Windows Platform app) for Windows 10 Mobile. The company also updated the Skype Preview app on Windows 10 PCs with some new exciting features. Later this summer Microsoft will enable SMS messages from a Windows 10 PC.
Skype Team posted:
This release brings one of our most requested Skype features to your Windows 10 phone, the ability to make group video calls. You can have up to 25 friends and family come together on a free group video call, talk face-to-face with a 1:1 call, message your friends in an instant to share photos, video messages, your location and even send emoticons and Mojis to liven up your conversation. You can also quickly reply to Skype messages no need to open Skype.
Later this summer we will bring new features to Skype on Windows 10 Mobile, including SMS relay. With this feature, you’ll be able to send SMS messages from a Windows 10 PC or Windows 10 phone, giving you the ability to send and receive texts, group messages, and photos all in one app, as well as a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations.
The new version for Windows 10 PCs will add in the following new features:
- You can call mobiles and landlines at low rates.
- Leave and receive voicemails.
- Put a call on hold.
- Answer a call if you’re already on a call with call waiting.
Fixes in Skype for Windows 10 PC app includes:
- We’ve made it easier for you to find people in search.
- We’ve added additional collaboration tools such as file sharing, screen sharing and translation for audio and video calls.
- For a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into daily messaging on Skype, we’ve also released a preview of Skype Bots.
- Lastly, we’ve many improvements overall app performance and experience.