Microsoft recently released a Split View Mode for the new Skype app, to be tested by Insiders, but this does not mean the company is finished developing their replacement for the legacy app.
In a forum post, a member of the Skype team revealed the next major new feature and it is…. support for the system tray.
Coming Soon: System Tray on Windows 10!
We’ve heard you loud and clear!
We’re working to bring Skype for Windows 10 to the system tray! While it’s not out the door quite yet, you can expect the new system tray icon will:
- Be displayed whenever Skype is running
- Show sign-in and sign out state
- Show a badge for any unread messages
- Give the option to go to settings, open the app and sign in quickly from the right click menu.
Please reply below with any additional requests for the system tray.
We hope you are just as excited about this feature as we are! We will let you know as soon as it’s released!
The feature is not quite ready for release yet, but its planned return does make us realize how much we take for granted about how regular Win32 apps have functioned over the years.
What do our readers think of the return of this basic feature? Let us know below.