Universal Skype app updated on production with searchable chats, simplified contacts, and more

Shortly after shedding its Preview tag for Insiders, the universal Skype app for Windows 10 is rolling out the same feature-packed update to everyone. Included in this update is a new, simplified way of handling contacts, the ability to SMS with Skype Credit, searchable chats, and much more.

Skype April 10 update

Here's a look at all of what's new in the latest update to the universal Skype app for Windows 10:

  • Contacts – We've simplified the way your contacts on Skype connect with the People app on your device. Skype will display the number of mutual contacts you share, making it easier to find the right people. You can always opt out of this setting by updating your profile for People Search and Suggestions.
  • Messaging - searchable chats, keyboard shortcuts at your fingertips and send SMS with a little Skype Credit.
  • Group video calling - the new redesigned view brings everyone even closer together.
  • Calling - switch microphone, camera or to a new device during a call.

That's a pretty significant batch of features and tweaks no matter how you slice it. To check out all of the above, you'll want to make sure you're running Skype version from the Windows Store on your PC or Windows 10 phone. And if you're still wondering if it's worth a switch from the desktop app now that the app is out of preview, check out our in-depth look at Skype for Windows 10.

Thanks to Amandeep Singh and TechJunkie81 for the tips!

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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