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Skype UWP app updated for everyone with new features

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Skype is officially out of Preview on Windows 10

For more than a year after Windows 10’s launch Skype was a beta app with a “Preview” tag in the Store, indicating that this is not a finished product. Today, on April 11th, the date Microsoft will roll out the Creators Update to Windows 10, the company apparently decides that Skype is good enough to be called an official app.

An update for Skype UWP app brings the app to version 11.13.133, which, along with the removal of the “Preview” tag, introduces some new features and enhancements. Here is the official changelog for this update:

  • Contacts – We’ve simplified the way your contacts on Skype connect with the People app on your device. Skype will display the number of mutual contacts you share, making it easier to find the right people. You can always opt out of this setting by updating your profile for People Search and Suggestions.
  • Messaging – searchable chats, keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips and send SMS with a little Skype Credit.
  • Group video calling – the new redesigned view brings everyone even closer together.
  • Calling – switch microphone, camera or to a new device during a call

The same version was rolled out to the Windows Insiders in March, but now Skype 11.13.133 is live for everyone on Windows 10 regardless of the Insider status. You can grab the update by heading to the Store and checking for updates.