To the initiated ones, Skype is available in two completely different variations on Windows 10 – one which you may get as a desktop app by putting in it from the official web site and the opposite model is a Microsoft Store app that comes pre-installed on Windows 10 laptops. The two apps look the identical however their performance differs because the latter one has tighter integration with the Windows 10 OS. But, now Microsoft has introduced that it’s unifying the 2 apps and the transfer contains changing the Store app with the desktop app in order to supply the very same factor you’d get with the desktop model.
This means Microsoft is reimplementing the Store app (React-Native app) as an Electron app. This shift will eradicate a few fascinating options because the OS-level integration is now gone. These embrace Share integration and Outlook contact synchronization.
But the unification doesn’t imply that Microsoft goes to launch a single app now. Users will nonetheless be capable to set up the Skype app from two completely different sources. It is simply that Microsoft is bringing uniformity in order that the customers may get the identical expertise from wherever they’re.
A Skype help doc notes,
“This lets us give the newest updates and improvements regardless of where you get Skype, from the Microsoft Store or from skype.com.”
Alongside the brand new announcement, Microsoft additionally supplied data on new updates coming to the most recent variations of Skype for Windows 10 and Skype.
The new options’ set contains –
- Updated shut choices so you’ll be able to stop Skype or cease it from beginning routinely
- Improved Tray icon, informing you about new messages and presence standing
- Share information straight out of your File Explorer
- 9 movies in a video name
- Background Replacement
- Moderated Chats
- Meet Now Improvements
- Improved Call Controls