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Skype Preview Version Comes to Windows Insiders

Fast Ring members of the Windows Insider Program can now pull in Skype Preview version This build comes with a web link feature, third party streaming support, and a video test function.


for has been given a new Windows Insiders Program update today. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app is being bumped to version on the Fast Ring. Windows Insiders can test a number of new features with this release.

has given a web link feature to the Skype Preview app. This gives users the ability to preview websites and show them through sent or received links. The app now also supports more streaming media support. This means with version the app lets users stream media from third-party providers.

Lastly, Skype Preview for Windows 10 scores a test video function. Users can access this feature by heading to Audio & Video test options.

As this is a preview, you will need to be a Windows Insider and on the Fast Ring to get version Microsoft's Skype Preview app has been available away from the Insider Program for a few months. It made its full Windows 10 debut with the , which arrived on August 2.

Users need the Anniversary Update to run the Skype Preview app, which unifies Skype once again into a single service. We expect version to move quickly through the Windows Insider rings and reach Windows 10 proper soon.

This week, Microsoft debuted the Skype Insider Program. Like the company's other insider initiatives, the program lets users see Skype features early and provide feedback on them. However, Microsoft will continue to send Skype Preview builds through the Windows Insider Program.

Long term Skype Preview Plans

One of the most interesting things about Skype Preview is that it is a universal app. As a Microsoft Universal Windows Platform service, it works across PC, mobile, HoloLens, and PC. However, an intriguing report last month suggests the service could become truly universal.

Microsoft is reportedly working on a single Skype experience that would function equally on all platforms. At the moment, the Skype experience on Android is different to the one on iOS, for example. The differences are measured in nuance, but they are there.

The company is said to be working towards making Skype the same and Skype Preview is likely the seed of that.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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