Skype Insider update includes better Android 11 support, and more

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Microsoft has released a new Skype Insider build with a number of new features and improvements. This includes better app performance, Android 11 support, and much more.

The latest Skype Insider build comes with the following changes.

New features

  • MeetNow integration in Windows 10 System Tray. We have been closely working with the Windows Team to give you an option to quickly create a meeting directly from Windows. Based on your Windows version (not exactly related to this Skype Insider build) you should see the MeetNow icon in your system tray.
  • Large Grid mode for video calling so you can see up to 49 participants at once on a single screen.
  • Improvements for Android 11 such as chat bubbles, priority conversation and conversation space.
  • We have improved the option how to add someone to an ongoing Skype call by selecting their phone number as well as via Skype.
  • We have also boosted up the performance by updating to the latest version of the React Native.

Coming soon

  • Updating Skype for Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Categories for predefined background images
  • Together Mode
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Last message avatar icon


  • JavaScript error on Windows servers
  • Video freezes when typing a message during a call
  • Videos in chat freeze on the first frame and do not play
  • Skype prevents Macbook from auto sleep

The new app version is gradually rolling out to Insiders, so you may or may not see the changes in your Skype right now. (via Microsoft)

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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