Skype Insiders can now preview photos and files before sending them

The latest update rolling out to Skype Insiders on desktop brings a handy feature if you share a lot of files. Launching with version (opens in new tab), you can now preview files before you send them to a contact. This allows you to ensure you're sending the exact file or photo you want, potentially avoiding any mixups.

The way the feature works is by adding the file or photo you select to the message field before sending. While in the message field, you can preview the file to make sure it's what you wanted to send. The feature also allows you to add a quick message to go along with the file.

It's a small addition in the grand scheme of things, but it should be incredibly handy if you find yourself sharing a lot of files. If you're opted in to receive Skype Insider builds, you can grab this update now with Skype for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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  • Awesome! Been wanting these features for ages..
  • Makes no real difference for attaching photos. Skype always opens file explorer for you to choose an image file and all you need do is to select thumbnail view instead of details or list view to make sure you are sending the right image.
  • Tip: You can also drag and drop from the Photos app or, in the Open window, select the Photos app from the navigation pane to the left and easily browse and select from your collection there😎