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UWP Skype Preview comes to Windows 10 Mobile. SMS integration coming this Summer

The much-awaited Skype Preview UWP app has finally made its way to Windows 10 Mobile, just in time for push of the RTM Build 14393 to Insiders. If you have Skype installed on your phones running Windows 10 Mobile Redstone builds you will get the Skype Preview automatically as an update. Else you can install it by clicking on the App Box below.

This release brings one of our most requested Skype features to your Windows 10 phone: the ability to make group video calls. You can have up to 25 friends and family come together on a free group video call, talk face-to-face with a 1:1 call, message your friends in an instant to share photos, emoticons and Mojis to liven up your conversation. You can also quickly reply to Skype messages—no need to open Skype.

The SMS-Skype integration will arrive later this summer. Microsoft had killed the existing Messaging-Skype integration on Windows 10 Mobile based on feedback, but the integration will be back as a feature of Skype UWP app in future.

Later this summer we will bring new features to Skype on Windows 10 Mobile, including SMS relay. With this feature, you’ll be able to send SMS messages from a Windows 10 PC or Windows 10 phone, giving you the ability to send and receive texts, group messages, and photos all in one app, as well as a single view of your SMS and Skype conversations.

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