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Microsoft Updates Skype for Windows 10 with Reactions for Emoticons, New Menu

Skype emoji reactions, support for direct file sharing and a new menu are rolling out to all PCs and phones that run Skype for Windows 10.


Microsoft has officially updated Skype for Windows 10 with several new features such as reactions for emoticons. Less than a week after testing features with Windows Insiders, has begun rolling out the changes to all PCs and .

This update brings one of the most highly-anticipated new features for and that is the new message reactions.

Thanks to the updated Skype for Windows 10, you can now tap the reaction icon next to any message or video call to express how you're feeling.

The available message reactions are similar to the ones Facebook uses for post reactions. Users can react with a like, a heart, and other Skype emoji reactions that represent surprise, sadness, laughter, and concern.

You can react to any message or video call with several new Skype emoticons – Image: Microsoft

Another key new feature is direct sharing to Skype. Anyone using the updated version of Skype for Windows 10 can click on the Windows share charm on their Windows 10 PC and share something on Skype.

You can easily share files, videos, photos, URLs, and more directly to Skype for Windows 10. After updating, you should be able to see Skype among the list of apps that support file and URL sharing.

Skype for Windows 10 gets a new menu

As expected, this update also changes the way the Skype for Windows 10 menu looks like. Microsoft has tested the improved Skype UI with Windows Insiders and is rolling it out to everyone.

The Skype hamburger menu is no more since it has been replaced with a new, fresh and more minimal menu. According to the Skype team, users can now “start new conversations, see your profile and visit the dial pad from the top of your recent conversations.

You can read more about the Skype for Windows 10 new menu here. To get Skype for Windows 10, visit the Windows Store.

Kostas Papanikolaou
Kostas Papanikolaou
Kostas is a former sports journalist and an amateur gamer. Combining his love for technology with his writing experience, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. Being an artistic “soul”, he is also writing poems and short stories.

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