New Skype for Windows 10 update brings tweaked UI for PC and Mobile

If you're a fan of the Skype UWP app on Windows 10, we've got some good news for you. Microsoft is now rolling out a new preview version of the app for Insiders in the Release Preview ring that introduces a slightly tweaked UI, likely in preparation for the big Skype refresh that was recently launched on iOS and Android.

The update, while looking similar to the previous version, actually has some noteworthy differences. For example, the hamburger menu is no longer present on either PC or Mobile versions of the app, relying on the back button to go back and fourth between your chat window and list of active conversations on devices with small screens. I personally prefer this UI design, as the hamburger menu seemed oddly out of place in the Skype app.

Furthermore, a number of areas of the app, such as the new conversation UI now display themselves in mini windows, which is a new change over the previous version. The app version is 11.19.805.0 and is available to Insiders in the Release Preview ring now. We're expecting Microsoft to roll out a major redesign of the Skype app for Windows 10 soon, aligning it with the new Skpe experiences on iOS and Android. Hopefully we'll see a bit of Fluent Design too.

Thanks for the tip, @NecrosoftCore!

Zac Bowden
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