Today, we have started to roll out the new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile as well as an updated Skype Preview
for Windows 10 PCs to members of the Windows Insiders Program
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.
This updated Skype Preview is also available for Windows PC. Since our last release we’ve added many more of the popular communications features in other Skype clients: you can call mobiles and landlines at low rates, leave and receive voicemails, put a call on hold, and answer a call if you’re already on a call with call waiting. 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 made many improvements to the overall app performance and experience. Give it a try!
As always, we value your feedback and want to know more about what you love and where we can improve. Take a moment to visit the Windows Feedback app, search for Skype and upvote a trending topic or create a new entry. If you have questions, our list of top FAQs
will help. Thanks for continuing to take this journey with us, we can’t wait to bring you even more!
*The Windows Insider Program by Microsoft allows you to sign up for early builds of the Windows operating system ahead of release to consumers. The program is open to anyone, including early adopters and Windows enthusiasts who enjoy beta testing new software and want to provide feedback to Microsoft.