Skype for Windows 10 app

Microsoft has started rolling out the latest Insider build for Skype app and carries a lot of cool new features and improvements. 

What’s New

  • MeetNow integration in Windows 10 System Tray. We have been closely working with the Windows Team to give you an option to quickly create a meeting directly from Windows. Based on your Windows version (not exactly related to this Skype Insider build) you should see the MeetNow icon in your system tray.
  • Large Grid mode for video calling so you can see up to 49 participants at once on a single screen.
  • Improvements for Android 11 such as chat bubbles, priority conversation and conversation space.
  • We have improved the option how to add someone to an ongoing Skype call by selecting their phone number as well as via Skype.
  • We have also boosted up the performance by updating to the latest version of the React Native.

Coming soon on Insiders and Retail:

  • Updating Skype for Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Categories for predefined background images
  • Together Mode
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Last message avatar icon

What’s fixed?

  • JavaScript error on Windows servers
  • Video freezes when typing a message during a call
  • Videos in chat freeze on the first frame and do not play
  • Skype prevents Macbook from auto sleep