Skype is about to get an absolutely radical facelift


Microsoft has recently announced that Windows Insiders will soon be granted access to the Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP). In the coming weeks, testers using Windows 10 will be able to get to grips with the new messaging app.

Skype UWP promises a far more streamlined interface, having a more simplified look and doing away with unnecessary menus and duplicate functions.

In the initial version of the preview app, you will be able to sign in with your Microsoft account, link this to a Skype ID, and then see your list of Skype contacts. Alongside this, emoticons and emojis will be available and users will interestingly be able to see what the other person is typing in chats.

In other words, the initial release of Skype UWP will be rather basic. Further releases will bring more flexibility, sharing, and group features, including: the ability to create groups, use group messaging, managing notifications from individuals chats as well as video and voice calling.

For those who are adamant they do not want to entertain Microsoft’s latest plans, we have some bad news: everything and everyone will eventually be integrated into the UWP app.
For those who want to become a Windows Insider, click here.