Microsoft recently let loose the new Skype Windows Store app for Windows 10 Mobile. Today, it's getting its first big update with a jump to build 11.7.79 up from the earlier 11.6.206 released a few weeks ago.

Build 11.7.79 does not bring too much in the way of new features, but there are a lot of smaller UI improvements. Also, improvements to reliability, calls, actionable notifications, and more are likely there as well.

The previous July changelog noted the following, but those are carryover and not new:

  • Bot directory
  • File sharing
  • PSTN Out/Skype Out
  • Connectivity and Status awareness, Troubleshooter, and Offline Mode
  • Proxy settings
  • Outgoing message status

There is still no sign of Messaging Everywhere, but the Skype team did mention that feature should be back "this summer". With the Anniversary update coming out next Tuesday it makes sense for the company to release one last release build with better stability.

Today's update is for PC and Mobile and is still only for those on the Anniversary Preview Update.

Let us know what you think of the new Skype UWP app in comments and whether they're meeting your expectations.

Thanks, snickler, for the tip!

Download Skype Preview from the Windows Store

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