Skype UWP Preview for Windows 10 gets support for Group Video and Audio Calls

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Microsoft today announced that the company is rolling out a new update for the Skype UWP Preview app for Windows 10 users running the latest Windows Insider builds. The latest update for Skype UWP Preview introduces support for Group Video & Audio Calls and Group Chat.The update also introduces an improved user interface as you can see in the above screenshot. Additionally, the update also lets you mark any person or a group as a favorite, which will show up on the homepage of the app.

Microsoft also announced that the app will be coming to Mobile devices soon, stating:

What’s next? Soon, we’ll be releasing the Skype UWP Preview app to your mobile devices. You may also have noticed that we removed the Skype integration in the Messaging app on Windows 10 Mobile to streamline and simplify your experience.

The mobile release of the Skype UWP Preview app will bring you features you’ve asked for—like group calling and more—while leveraging the benefits of the Skype integration into Windows 10 you previously experienced, like a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations. This way you get the best Skype experience possible and you can take it across your Windows devices.

Keep an eye out for the mobile version of the Skype UWP Preview app. In the meantime, you can use the existing Skype for Windows Phone app available in the Windows Store.

If you are a Windows Insider running the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds on your PC, just open up the Store and check for updates to get the latest Skype UWP Preview update.

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