Skype UWP now includes a system tray icon

As you may remember, Microsoft was working on adding a tray icon to their modern version of the Skype app. The latest version of Skype Insider Preview finally features that long awaited change.

The System Tray icon will be displayed whenever Skype is running and will show a badge for an unread messages.

Skype System Tray

It adds the following features to the app.

The new system tray icon will:

  1. Be displayed whenever Skype is running
  2. Show sign-in and sign out state
  3. Show a badge for any unread messages
  4. Give the option to go to settings, open the app and sign in quickly from the right click menu.

The system tray icon feature should be welcomed by users of the modern Skype app. It is one of the most requested features.

Also, see

Skype Preview for Windows 10 is Getting Split View

Skype for Windows 10 is available to Insiders from the Store. If you are a Windows Insider and have automatic updates enabled in the Windows Store, this update should already be installed on your device. If not, head to its page in the Store and hit the update button. If you don't have Skype installed, you can also grab it from there.

Source: Skype Forums

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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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