Latest Skype Insider builds for desktop, mobile and the web brings new improvements

Microsoft today released new Skype Insider Preview builds for desktop, mobile and the web. These new updates brings many new improvements including updated call controls for Skype mobile apps, new badge icon to indicate unread messages in Skype on the web, and more. Find the full change log below.

What’s New:

  • Skype for Web Preview: Adding a badge icon to the Skype for Web Preview tab on web to indicate unreaded conversations.
  • Mobile platforms: We have now overhauled our call controls so you can perform the important actions in calls more easily.
  • Desktop platforms: Based on your feedback we’re moving the in-call chat panel to the right.
  • Ringless calling in 1 person groups was enabled.
  • You can send GIF directly from the expression picker now!

What was fixed:

  • We’re aware that some of you were experiencing the bug in your clients: messages were sent back to you in separated chat (“chat with yourself”). This shouldn’t be happening after yesterday’s fix and second fix is coming very soon so those chats will go away.

Known Issues:

  • Store app for Windows 10 PC: Issues with recording and sending video messages, we’re on it!

Find the build version numbers of various platform below.

  • Store app version for iPhone, iPad, Android 6+, and Android tablets
  • Desktop app version for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Web version