Skype version 8.57 lets you delete contacts directly from the contact list

The pace at which Microsoft releases new updates to Skype has gone down drastically over the past few months, and so has the number of features packed into each update. Today, the company shared details of version 8.57 of the app, which actually began rolling out earlier in the week, and the changelog is very short.

In fact, the only addition to the app is that you can now delete contacts directly from the contact list on your Skype app. You can right-click - or tap and hold - on a contact and select "Delete contact" to do it more easily. Previously, this would have required you to choose "Edit contact" and delete it from there. Interestingly, despite being enrolled in the preview program and on the latest version, neither of our test devices seems to have this feature enabled yet, so you may need to wait a little longer for it to show up.

Aside from that, Microsoft fixed an issue where caption languages weren't displaying correctly, and there are a few general performance enhancements in tow.

The previous update, version 8.56, made it possible to quote messages using keyboard shortcuts on Windows and macOS, but it doesn't work with Skype from the Microsoft Store, which is what's pre-installed on Windows 10 computers. You can download your preferred version of the app from here.

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