Microsoft prepping major Skype app update for Windows 10 PC & Mobile

Microsoft has begun rolling out another major update to the Windows 10 Skype app for PC and Mobile following the non-preview release back in July. According to Microsoft watcher site Aggiornamenti Lumia, the update is currently rolling out to those in the Release Preview ring of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, after "weeks of testing" by Insiders in the Skip Ahead channel (Redstone 4).

The new version bumps the app from 11.19.856.0 to 12.4.676.0 - which is quite major - and although there is no official changelog posted yet, Aggiornamenti Lumia discovered the following changes:

Changelog for version 12.4.676.0:

  • Many more reactions added
  • - for example, new icicle icon, outside seating, middle finger, and many others
  • It's now possible to cancel Skype conversations (before it was only possible to clear normal messages and hide Skype messages)
  • New welcome screen
  • You can no longer hide conversations
  • You can no longer add groups to your favorites
  • Corrections and general improvements

You can check your version of the app by opening Skype, clicking on your profile photo and then the link near the bottom "About this version" or if you don't have it yet, grab it here on the Windows Store.

As a reminder, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will start rolling out for everyone on October 17, when it will be released publicly. Redstone 4 is currently in closed testing, and is slated to be released sometime in the first half of 2018.

Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia

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