Skype New

The Skype app for Windows 10 is picking up some new features that bring it more in-line with its cohorts on other platforms.

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new update to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Skype app for Windows 10, bringing along a trio of features and tweaks. Most notably, the update packs support for @mentions in conversations, but users will also see new, more granular presence controls and the ability to delete conversations.

Here's a look at what's new in Skype for Windows 10:

  • Control your presence - set your presence on Skype by going to your profile and selecting Active, Do Not Disturb, or Invisible.
  • Delete chats - right click on any chat and select "Delete Conversation" to delete it forever.
  • Mentions - type "@" followed by someone's name to mention them in group conversations.

Each of these will be welcome features for anyone using Skype for Windows 10, which has lagged behind the Skype apps on mobile and for desktop in recent months. The presence control changes, for example, were first announced in early October, though they hit the mobile and desktop versions of the app first. The @mentions feature was also present in the recent desktop revamp as well.

The updates are rolling out with version 12.8.487.0 of the Skype app for Windows 10. Microsoft hasn't yet updated its release notes on the web, but you should be greeted with the list of new features upon updating your app.

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