New UWP Skype app released for Xbox One

New UWP Skype app released for Xbox One. If you already have Skype on your Xbox One, the app will automatically be updated to the latest version. If you don’t have it installed, you can head to the Xbox One app store and search for “Skype.”

The Skype app has been redesigned to put gamers first. The UI has been updated with a new look and feel, making it simpler to use, and letting you easily jump in and out of a call. It also has a new dark look that is easier on the eyes and is in line with the look and feel of other Xbox apps from Microsoft.

Once you get started, you will notice that with the new calling video calling experience, you will be immersed. When using Kinect, You will be able to video chat with friends naturally and comfortably, just as if you were in the same room with the person on the other end. You also will be able to use your standard headset to make audio calls. For an enhanced experience, you can make a free group video call (5 people) or audio call (25 people.)

Just as on PC, you also can add a contact from your Xbox by tapping on the “Y” button to bring up the search bar, then entering their name or Microsoft account into the “Search Skype” window.

If you already have the Skype app open, you’ll be able to see and hear when you have an incoming call and you can quickly answer or decline it. If you don’t have the app open, you’ll get a system notification when you receive calls and messages, even if you’re playing a game or watching live TV. Tapping on the Xbox button or saying “Hey Cortana, open that” will open the Skype app and answer the call. If you get a message, you can also quickly reply directly in the notification without having to open the app.

The release of this app to Xbox One comes as the Windows 10 Skype app received a significant update that brought the UWP app out of the preview stage.

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