Skype Built into Windows 10
The world of Skype just keeps getting better and better. Not only are they continually updating their mobile versions of their market leading VOIP software, but more changes are ahead for desktop/laptop users as we now have Skype built into Windows 10.
Skype is becoming part of the Windows 10 operating system built into their communications suite. This is across your PC, tablet and mobile phone. This is good news as brings back the built-in Messaging app from Windows 8 that Microsoft decided to remove from the Windows 8.1 update which obviously was a mistake.
Much More Intuitive
Microsoft have now made the use of Skype more intuitative, by directly integrating it into Messaging, Calling and Video experiences without the need for an additional application and a very simple setup to start using it.
One of the key things here is that you can reach out to your friends and contacts to share the everday moments in your life. Skype has made this simple by integrating both your mobile phone and email address lists which you can connect to your friends that use Skype not just on a windows driven device, but also Android, Macs and iPhones etc.
This built in experience allows you to send messages for free over the internet directly from the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, whilst on your phone you send text messages and free skype to skype messages, all from the same place, which sounds like they have taken a leaf out of Apples book as you can do this on the iPhone and Macs with their iMessage system. It’s also has an identical design to the iMessage app on OS X, as it has a similar two-panel layout and circular UI for contact photos.
The Key difference is that Skype is cross-platform compatible, meaning you can chat to friends on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and more, while iMessage is only limited to Apple’s platforms. I’m personally looking forward to seeing Skype built into Windows 10 and how it will streamline my communications experience.
The new Windows 10 ( What happened to 9?) is due to be released in July of this year.