As you may already know, Microsoft is about to retire the classic Skype app in November 2018. One of its most popular features, Split View, is finally coming to the modern Store app called 'Skype for Windows 10'.
Split View is a special mode of the app that allows having each conversation in a separate window, rather than showing them all in a single window merged with the contact panel.
As of this writing, this feature is exclusively available to the Skype App Preview program users. To try the feature, you need to click on the menu button with three dots ("…") and then select "Enable Split View mode" from the menu.
After that, the main window will display your contacts only. Double-click on any contact to open a new conversation in a new window.
To restore the default appearance, use the Open recent chats button available in the top left corner of any chat window. Also, the Split View feature can be disabled in the main menu ("...").
This new mode should be welcomed by users of the classic Skype app. Microsoft is actively working to move users from Skype 7 to the modern Skype 8.
Skype for Windows 10 is available in the Store. Head to its page in the Store to get it. Depending on your App Insider Program settings, you should see version 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52.
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