How to get new Skype Preview on latest Windows 10 build


Back in May, at Build 2017 Microsoft introduced the refurbished version of the Skype. Since then they rolled out the update for the iOS and Android devices. But today Microsoft released Skype Preview app for the non-Windows 10 and Mac users.

The new app specially designed by targeting the desktop and take full advantage of the large screen. The new app only available for Windows 10 November Update and lower, Windows 8, and Windows 7 and Mac users. New Skype Preview delivers most of the great features of next generation mobile experience. The new app is lot faster and way ahead smoother compare to Universal Windows Platform app of Skype.

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Skype Preview offers a better UI and UX then existing Skype for desktop and UWP app. It is also available in 2 theme: Dark and Light. Furthermore, it also features @mentions, New chat media gallery, Enhanced group calls and more. Though some of these features are also available in the UWP Skype app.

How to get Skype Preview on latest Windows 10 Build

Well, as you know Windows 10 being automatically updated to the latest version. So you won’t be able to get this new version of Skype. Really? No! You can try this new Skype app right away.

Step 1: Download the Skype Preview app from here (

Step 2: Navigate to the download file and do not run this .exe file yet. Right click on it and hit properties.

Step 3: Then navigate to the Compatibility sub-menu under Properties. Under the compatibility mode check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:“.

Step 4: Choose Windows 8 from the drop down menu and hit Apply then OK.

Step 5: All set. Run this installer and enjoy new Skype Preview app.

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