Skype for Windows 10 team talks Xbox One app, SMS features and more

As promised, members of the Skype Preview Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) team answered community questions from users earlier today. The team confirmed that the Xbox One version of the Preview app is coming soon, along with other upcoming features.

The online event, had the team answer questions on their community forums as well as on Twitter. Here are just some of the team's responses:

  • We are working on bringing Skype Preview to Xbox One in the near future. In the meantime, you can continue to use the existing Skype for Xbox One app. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Our SMS Relay feature is currently in internal testing with plans to release to Windows Insiders in the near future pending quality gates.
  • We plan to bring the most used features over to Skype Preview. Including quoting and copy/paste functionality.
  • You should see video messaging and IM quoting in an update soon. Integrating with ink support within Windows is also an investment area for us.
  • Custom wallpapers is a great feature addition that would help make conversations more personal. I've added your idea to our list of items to be considered for future updates.
  • The connecting UI is being updated soon as well.
  • We're also working on letting you change the mic and camera settings in the UI - coming soon as well!

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John Callaham