Skype UWP app picks up new update for Windows 10 and Mobile

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!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.