To our Windows Insiders: Skype UWP Preview app adds group features

Today, we’ve updated the Skype UWP Preview app via the store on Insider versions of Windows 10. With it, Windows Insiders* can create and send group messages, as well as make group audio and video calls. In the latest experience, you can see up to four video images at once, which comes in handy when you want to witness everyone’s reaction to your latest and greatest jokes or chat about the season finale of your favorite show.

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You can also chat with your group and keep the conversation going via group instant messaging.

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Have favorite groups? In this release, you can also mark any person or group as a favorite. As you can see, we’ve added lots of group features to play with. In addition, we also know that autocorrect may sometimes get ahead of you, so we’ve added the ability to edit and delete messages to manage any faux pas.

What’s next? Soon, we’ll be releasing the Skype UWP Preview app to your mobile devices. You may also have noticed that we removed the Skype integration in the Messaging app on Windows 10 Mobile to streamline and simplify your experience.

The mobile release of the Skype UWP Preview app will bring you features you’ve asked for—like group calling and more—while leveraging the benefits of the Skype integration into Windows 10 you previously experienced, like a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations. This way you get the best Skype experience possible and you can take it across your Windows devices.

Keep an eye out for the mobile version of the Skype UWP Preview app. In the meantime, you can use the existing Skype for Windows Phone app available in the Windows Store.

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 up-vote 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.