Earlier this year, Microsoft confirmed that the company will be releasing a new Messaging app for Windows 10 which will come with Skype integration built-in. Since then, the company hasn’t really opened its mouth about the messaging app and it isn’t currently available on Windows 10 Technical Preview builds. Thankfully though, Microsoft is finally opening its mouth about the Messaging app on Windows 10 – the company quietly updated its blog post announcement where it announced the retirement of the Skype Metro app earlier this month:
UPDATE (July 7th): As we announced on June 11th, we have begun upgrading Windows modern users to the Windows desktop app. Later this summer, we’ll roll out the Preview for Universal Skype experiences built into Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10. These new, light-weight apps will make tasks like calling and messaging more efficient and easier. Users will also be able to choose to use the familiar Skype for Windows desktop app, which comes with the deepest Skype feature set.
As Microsoft states, the company will be rolling out the “Preview for Universal Skype experiences” built into the Messaging, Phone and Video apps on Windows 10 later this summer. As it seems like, Microsoft will be integrating some parts of Skype right into these “new, light-weight apps”. However, Windows 10 users will still be able to use the Skype for Desktop app.
It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft manages to deliver the universal Skype experience for Windows 10 later this year. Until then, tell us what you think of Microsoft’s plans for Skype integration on Windows 10 in the comment section below.