A preview version of Microsoft’s Universal Skype Messaging app for Windows 10 is available to Windows 10 Mobile Insider testers from the Windows Store. The major change is Microsoft’s decision to separate messaging and video into two separate verticals, instead of just one Skype app.
As the description from Windows Store says, it looks like Skype Messaging app will replace Windows 10 Mobile’s default SMS app. The users will be able to swap between SMS and Skype chat.
The standard Skype voice calls will also be integrated, and this will probably be the fastest way to make calls directly from the app. And Skype Video will enable you to make video calls with Skype users from other platforms like iOS, Android and regular PC users.
Skype for Windows 10 Mobile
It is well know that Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be a multi-platform operating system, and the company slowly adjusts all its services to this system.So, Microsoft revealed that Skype messaging, phone and video apps will also be available on Windows 10 PCs and all other platforms, in the future updates. That means, that users will be able to access their messages and call data on absolutely every gadget running Windows 10 they own.
Here are the most notable features of the Universal Skype apps:
- Integrated conversation history between SMS messages and Skype messaging
- Integrated conversation history between phone calls and Skype calls
- Audio calling
- Video calling
- More emoticons
- The ability to sign in with your Microsoft Account
Presenting of these apps is expected, because Microsoft announced the discounting of its modern version of Skype way back in June. And Microsoft already replaced modern version of Skype on Windows 10 PCs with the desktop version of the app on July 27th. The company still has to announce when the beta version of Universal Skype apps will be available.