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Skype Preview Updated to Build 8.59 on the Insider

Microsoft’s Skype Preview has received an update focused on new features, including the ability to share files from File Explorer.


Users of 's app can now pull in a new update for Windows 10. Microsoft has sent out Insider Program build 8.59 to Insiders. This is an interesting release because it adds some new features to the communication app.

For example, it's now possible to share files directly from the . To do this, users can right click and choose the share options.

Also added to Skype Preview with build 8.59 is an improvement for call controls. Microsoft says users can send calls directly from the Recent Chat list. Call duration I snow located in the Recent Chat list.

You can check out the full changelog, including an improved contact deletions tool, below:

  • You can now share files directly from File Explorer to Skype. Right click and access the context menu of each file, you will find the option to share the file via Skype.
  • This update improves the call controls. For example, you can end a Skype call directly from your Recent Chat list, saving few clicks. You can also find call duration in the Recent Chat list.
  • In the last update, Skype added the ability to delete unwanted contacts. With this update, Skype team have improved the deletion function. You can now delete multiple contacts right from the contact list by using the Shift or Ctrl/Cmd buttons.
  • In the Skype mobile app on iOS, you can now on you can search for any available subscriptions.

As always, Microsoft has also tackled some bugs in this build and made some performance improvements. All new features will be coming to Insiders in the coming days.

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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