Skype Photo Preview lets you review files and photos before sending them

by Radu Tyrsina
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Skype Insiders can now review files and photos before sending them to anyone with the latest version.

Test the new Skype Photo Preview feature

The feature helps users to view the file or photo that has been added to the message field. In this way, you can simply review the file before sending it to someone.

Moreover, you can also send a quick message to deliver to the receiver about the file.

Apparently, we can see that the latest preview application resembles the Android and iOS version of apps.

This version comes with a new notification panel and message reactions.

You will be able to easily look for any shared content such as documents, pictures, and links with the help of the new chat media gallery.

The macOS and Windows users can download the latest Skype Preview app from the Skype Insider Program page.

The Skype team is currently working on the new version that enables the users to use the standalone Skype Preview app and the standard UWP app.

More about the Skype Preview App

Surprisingly, Microsoft decided to bring back the legacy desktop app by releasing this Skype Preview app a few years ago. It is worth noting that you can not consider it to be an update to Skype’s UWP version.

Right now, the app supports the systems powered by Windows 10 version 1511 or earlier. The application can be installed alongside with the standard desktop app.

The dual support has been offered so that the new Skype UWP app can be continuously being used by the Windows 10 users who are running the Creators Update or Anniversary Update.

Those users who are running the Anniversary Update or the Creators Update can still try the new preview app. They need to follow these simple steps.

  • Right-click the .exe file of the installer to open it in compatibility mode with previous Windows builds
  • Click “Troubleshoot Compatibility” from the list of various options.


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