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The revamped Windows 10 Skype and Messaging app may not be ready for launch

In January, Microsoft first showed off an image of the new Skype and Messaging app for Windows 10 on the PC. Since then, that app has not been included in any of the preview builds for Windows 10 sent to Windows Insider members. Now a new report claims that it's unlikely the app would be ready...
Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

A lack of changelogs appears to be a common theme with some apps nowadays, and the most recent culprits are Facebook Messenger and Skype for Windows Phone. Both apps have received updates, but left out changelogs — so don't expect anything in the way of major new features. That being said, it'...
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Microsoft is removing Google Chat and Facebook Chat support from Outlook.com

Microsoft is informing users of its Outlook.com web email service that it plans to remove support for both Google Chat and Facebook Chat. That means that those users will only have support for Skype for chat, audio and video calling. In an email sent out to Outlook.com users, Microsoft said...

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Skype for Outlook.com updated to allow audio and video calls in Microsoft Edge

With Windows 10 launching in just two days on July 29, Microsoft is making more of its websites compatible with the new operating system and its Microsoft Edge browser. Windows 10 users who enjoy checking their email on Outlook.com can now use Edge to also take audio and video calls via its Skype...
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Windows 10's promised Skype messaging, phone, and video apps due later this summer

Microsoft has now discontinued the "Modern" Skype app for Windows 8 and 8.1, but the promised new Windows 10 messaging, phone, and video apps with Skype integration are coming sometime this summer. That's the new word from Microsoft, which quietly updated a Skype blog post in June with more...
Microsoft lets slip an image of the upcoming Messaging app for Windows 10

Microsoft lets slip an image of the upcoming Messaging app for Windows 10

Windows 10 is due next week, and one thing we know won't be available is the new Skype messaging experience. First announced in January by Microsoft, the Universal Windows messaging app will let users chat using Skype directly from the Messaging app and switch to SMS for Phone users. Indeed, in...
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Microsoft rolls out a minor update for Skype on Windows Phone

Microsoft has rolled out an update for Skype on Windows Phone. The company has bumped the official offering to version 2.29.0.9 (only a small increment from the previous release), but we're not too sure what's included in the update. According to the store listing, we're looking at a new...
Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

A lack of changelogs appears to be a common theme with some apps nowadays, and the most recent culprits are Facebook Messenger and Skype for Windows Phone. Both apps have received updates, but left out changelogs — so don't expect anything in the way of major new features. That being said, it'...
Skype for Windows Phone snags an update, leaves out the changelog

Skype for Windows Phone snags an update, leaves out the changelog

Skype for Windows Phone has gotten a minor update on the Windows Phone Store. While the update bumps things up to version 2.29.0.5, there doesn't appear to be anything new to report. Skype's listing appears to still be showing an old changelog that mentions the new compact design that arrived...
Skype for Windows Phone grabs small update to 2.29.0.3

Skype for Windows Phone grabs small update to 2.29.0.3

For those who use Skype on Windows Phone, a new update just went out to the Store. Version 2.29.0.3 is live and although the changelog mentions new 'compact design' that is actually the older one from back in January. From a cursory look at the update, nothing stands out as different. That means...
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Microsoft expands Skype for Web beta worldwide with 30 languages supported

Anyone in the world can now access Microsoft's Skype for Web beta test. The company has revealed it has expanded the reach of the beta worldwide after previously limiting the web client to just the US and UK. At the moment, the Skype for Web beta supports 30 languages: "Supported languages...
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Microsoft confirms Skype won't be a universal app for Windows 10

Last week, Microsoft announced that on July 7 it would retire the current "Modern" Skype app made for Windows 8 and 8.1 in favor of the current desktop client. Now a new report offers more information on how Skype will be offered inside Windows 10, with Microsoft confirming there are no plans to...
Skype for Windows 8.1

Microsoft will shut down 'Modern' Skype Windows client on July 7 in favor of desktop version

Microsoft is making a big change to its Skype strategy on the Windows platform. On July 7, the current "Modern" version of Skype that was first released for Windows 8, and later became the default messaging app for Windows 8.1, will no longer be available. Instead, users of that version will be...

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