On August 16th 2016 we’re excited to release the new Skype Preview to Windows 10 Mobile with the Anniversary Update. Just like our new experience built into the desktop Windows 10 Anniversary Update
, the updated Skype Preview for Windows phone has been redesigned from the ground up, taking advantage of the Universal Windows Platform to work seamlessly on your mobile device.
To get started, once you have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your Windows phone, select Skype Preview from your list of apps or the tile. If you have already been using Skype, the new Skype Preview should automatically replace your existing Skype app. If this hasn’t happened, you can head to the Windows Phone Store
to download Skype Preview for free.
You’ll see your Skype conversation history where you can talk face-to-face on a call, message your friends in an instant to share photos, and send emoticons and Mojis to liven up your conversation.
Get together with 1 or up to 24 of your friends and family on a video call. Watch everyone’s smiles and cries when you tell them “We’re engaged!!!” To date, Skype is the only communications app that lets you make group video calls from your mobile phone—
Skype lets you talk to people on phones, tablets, PCs and Macs.
If you’re not camera ready, you can always make voice calls to anyone on Skype or call mobile and landlines at low rates.
Since Skype Preview is built into Windows 10, you can reply to messages directly from notifications without having to open the app via quick reply. We’ve additionally updated the UI to take advantage of the Windows 10 look and feel; however, if you prefer the light background version of Skype, go to settings and select “Light theme” under Personalization.
Let us know what you think. We’ll keep evolving Skype Preview for Windows 10 phones and would love to hear your ideas. Take a moment to visit the Windows Feedback app, search for Skype and upvote a trending topic or create a new entry. To get the latest news and tips, find us on Facebook
, and join us on the Skype Community
We are also working on bringing Skype Preview to Xbox One in the near future. In the meantime, you can continue to use the existing Skype for Xbox One app. Stay tuned for more information.
Thanks for continuing to take this journey with us, we can’t wait to bring you even more!