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What's new in Skype for Windows 10?

Looking for the latest Skype for Windows 10 release? Wondering what feature changes and improvements are in each release? Check the table below for all of the details on the most recent releases.


Main changes

Skype 11.14.662.0
for Windows 10
Released April 25, 2017

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Skype 11.13.133
for Windows 10
Released April 10, 2017

  • Contacts – we’ve simplified the way your contacts on Skype connect with the People app on your device. Skype will display the number of mutual contacts you share, making it easier to find the right people. You can always opt out of this setting by updating your profile for People Search and Suggestions.

  • Messaging – searchable chats, keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips and send SMS with a little Skype Credit. SMS conversations will display the name from your mobile device if the name is not available in the local address book. SMS and Skype conversations will be threaded when the phone number is part of the contact’s Skype profile or when a contact is linked via the local address book.

  • Group video calling – the redesigned view brings everyone even closer together.

  • Calling – switch microphone, camera or to a new device during a call.

Skype Preview 11.12.112
for Windows 10
Released March 13, 2017

  • Choose a folder to store files, photos, videos, and video messages that you receive in Skype.

  • Windows mobile users who use Skype for SMS can now drag and drop photos, videos and files in chat. Users can also copy and paste from other chats into a SMS chat.

  • General improvements and bug fixes.

Skype Preview
for Windows 10
Released February 6, 2017

  • Performance and stability improvements.

Skype Preview
for Windows 10
Released December 13, 2016

  • SMS relay for Windows mobile - send and receive SMS and MMS messages directly from a Windows 10 PC when Skype for Windows 10 mobile is set as the default messaging app. 

  • Voice translation on calls to mobile and landlines with Skype Translator (a phased roll out).

  • Introduce new friends and family on Skype by sharing their Skype contact details. 

  • Capture and share video messages with friends and family on Skype - even if they're not online. 

  • Manage your conversations and save time by marking conversations as read or unread. 

  • Never miss another call by forwarding them to any mobile or landline at low rates. 

Skype Preview
for Windows 10
Released November 4, 2016

  • Connect with Skype for Business users – view status, instant message, and have 1:1 video or audio calls with Skype for Business consumers using Skype Preview.

  • Improved messaging – drag and drop files (up to 300MB) and images up to 300MB in chat to quickly share them, right click on the message and select “Quote Message” so you will know who said what in instant message chats, see an image preview of a shared URL rather than a long link, and stay on top of unread messages with an unread message indicator in chat.

  • Enhanced profiles – start a call or conversation from a contact’s profile page, add/remove/block contacts, view initials of a contact if they don’t have a profile picture, and unblock blocked contacts.

  • Easier calling – manage audio/video devices from Skype settings to select a preferred camera, microphone or speaker and test audio before a call.

  • Additional Windows Mobile updates – video calls will default to loud speaker for video calls and improved back button navigation.

Skype Preview
for Windows 10
Released September 27, 2016

  • Clean up your recent list by hiding conversations.

  • Hear people better with loudspeaker improvements.

  • Easily add new contacts with the add contact button.

  • Support for Skype URIs, a simple way for people to start Skype calls and chats directly from websites, desktop and mobile apps.

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