Skype UWP Makes Group Calls in Windows 10 Preview Builds
Users can conduct group Skype calls, take Windows Ink for a spin and check out more Anniversary Update features in the latest Windows Insider test build.Members of the Microsoft Windows Insider early-access program can now communicate as a group using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of Skype, the company announced April 22. UWP apps are code-once affairs that can run on a variety of Windows device types with little to no modification of the underlying code. The updated Skype UWP Preview app, available in the Windows Store app marketplace, now enables users to make group video and audio calls and conduct group chats. To help users recover a little more gracefully from typos and auto-correct errors in chat messages, now Skype allows users to edit or delete messages. Users can also now classify any person or group as a favorite. Soon, a mobile version of the app will synchronize conversations across Windows PCs and smartphones. "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," wrote the Microsoft Skype group in a blog post. "This way you get the best Skype experience possible and you can take it across your Windows devices."
Windows Ink, one of the hallmark Windows 10 Anniversary Update features announced at this year's Build developer conference, is making its debut in a preview build (14328) ahead of its release this summer.