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Skype has released a new update for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring

Microsoft recently introduced end-to-end encryption for Skype Insider conversations. Today, the company has released a new update for Skype, currently only available for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring.

This update brings the application to version 12.1803.277.0 on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox. A couple of new features have been introduced, along with the usual bug fixes and improvements. The official changelog for this update reads as follows:

  • Conversation collection – See all shared media, links and files in one place.
  • Find messages in the current conversation – Use the new search filter to find messages in the current conversation faster (to speed things up, try Ctrl + Shift + F).
  • Instant Chat – You no longer need to add friends as contacts. Just search for them on Skype and start the chat.
  • Bug fixes and various improvements.

According to Windows United, the aforementioned bug fixes include patching of the quite recent camera issue as well, which had reportedly caused considerable discomfort to several Windows 10 Mobile users. Apparently, this bug initially caused the front camera image to be flipped upside down, and later plagued the rear camera image display as well. In any case, both forms of this issue have been fixed.

Microsoft will be rolling out the update to the general public in the coming weeks. However, if you're part of the Windows Insiders program in the Fast ring, you can download the latest update here.

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