Skype Insider 8.59: Delete Multiple Contacts, Share Files from Explorer

Microsoft has released a new Skype version to Insiders. The app version 8.59.76.26 comes with new interesting features, such as Recent Chats, bulk contact deletion, and more.Skype Banner 2020

A new release of the Skype app includes the following new features:

  • Sharing: Added the ability to share files directly from File Explorer to Skype. The feature is part of the context menu of each file.
  • Improved call controls: You can end an ongoing call directly from your Recent Chat list. Moreover, you will see the call duration here.
  • Deletion function: You can delete multiple contacts right from the contact list. Just use the Shift or Ctrl/Cmd buttons to select them.
  • Improved subscriptions searching for iOS - now you can search for any available subscriptions.
  • Fixed: Skype is starting in foreground when it set to start in the background

Finally, with this new version Skype has received a portion of performance and stability improvements.

The new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days.

The released app is still an Electron app. It looks like Microsoft has permanently switched from UWP to Electron, and not looking back. The Electron platform allows Microsoft to easily adapt Skype for more platforms, such as Chrome OS

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