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    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 12.1815.209.0
    ​for Windows 10
    Released May 21, 2018
    • Updates for a better experience when using AMD/ATI graphics card.
    • Quality improvements and general fixes.
    Skype 12.1813.286
    ​for Windows 10
    Released April 23, 2018
    • Quality improvement and general fixes. 
    Skype 12.1811.248.0
    ​for Windows 10
    Released March 22, 2018
    • Improved notifications for incoming calls. 
    • Ability to join the Skype Preview directly from Skype settings. (Gradually rolling out in the coming weeks). 
    • Quality improvement and general fixes. 
    Skype 12.1809.217.0
    for Windows 10
    ​Released March 12, 2018
    • Imrovements to calling - You can now anser incoming calls directly, even during Windows 10 quiet hours. 
    • Updates for Skype in Windows Mixed Reality. 
    Skype 12.13.257
    for Windows 10 
    Released January 9, 2018
    • Chat instantly - you no longer need to add friends as contacts. Just search for them and start chatting. 
    Skype 12.10.572
    for Windows 10
    Released December 11, 2017
    • Gallery view - The Gallery helps you easily retrieve shared content including files, links, and media. Just click Gallery in a chat to find and access them fast.
    • Conversation search - Search now checks all your individual and group chats, so you can find that Sunday supper menu that Mom sent you last week.
    • Presence status - Change your presence status to let colleagues, friends, and family know when you are and aren’t available to chat. Or set a mood message to share what’s going on and spread festive cheer.
    Skype 12.9.604.0
    for Windows 10
    Released November 29, 2017
    • Stay on top of your day with help from the notification panel.
    • Quickly jump back into conversations to see reactions to your messages and @ mentions.
    • Chat instantly - you no longer need to add your friends as contacts. Simply find them on Skype and start chatting one-to-one or in a group conversation.
    • Express how you feel during a call with emoticon, text or photo reactions.
    • Share your virtual world and activity with others over a Skype video call in Windows Mixed Reality.
    • Improvements to volume control of other apps when Skype is active.
    Skype 12.8.487.0
    for Windows 10
    Released November 11, 2017
    We’re listening! We’ve made a few changes since our last update.
    • Delete chats - right click on any chat and select “Delete Conversation” to delete it forever.
    • Mentions - type “@” followed by someone's name to mention them in group conversations.
    Skype 12.4.676.0
    for Windows 10
    Released September 17, 2017
    • Call and instant message translation is currently not supported. We are working on a new way to translate calls and instant messages which is coming soon. 
    Skype 11.19.805
    for Windows 10
    Released July 13, 2017
    • Our modern, new look helps you get to calls and conversations faster.
    • Start new conversations, see your profile and visit the dial pad all from the top of the screen.
    • Make changes to your settings via the profile.
    • Tell us what you think about the new design using the ‘Send feedback’ option in your profile.
    • React to messages with a range of fun emoticons. To leave a reaction, simply tap on the emoticon button next to a message. See who else left a reaction by tapping on any reaction below a message.
    • Share files, videos, photos, links and more directly to Skype. Click on the Windows share charm and select Skype.
    Skype 11.18.614.0
    for Windows 10
    Released June 20, 2017
    • Quality improvement and general fixes.
    Skype 11.17.420.0
    for Windows 10
    Released June 8, 2017
    • Quality improvement and general fixes. 

    Skype 11.16.595.0
    for Windows 10
    Released May 25, 2017

    • Support quick switching of light and dark theme dynamically.
    • General fixes. 

    Skype 11.15.597.0
    for Windows 10
    Released May 8, 2017

    • Share your PC's audio when you share your desktop. Watch videos and listen to music together!
    • See your images without having to leave the app. Tap on an image in a conversation and try this out.
    • We love to hear from you. It's now easier to send feedback – tap on the " on the left navigation bar.

    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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