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Microsoft is building a UWP app that will eventually integrate all of the legacy Skype program's features, and more. Moreover, it says it will eventually completely kill off the desktop-only app in favor of the universal one.The company has worked to simplify the interface by removing duplicate menus and clutter, and of course, the interface is much more touch-friendly. That said, not all of the features in the desktop version are available in this preview quite yet. Currently, you can perform standard one-to-one chat actions and send photos, but you can't:

  • Start a chat with anyone using Skype or not using Skype
  • Create a group and send group messages
  • Make group voice and video calls
  • Share your screen, files and video messages
  • Manage notifications from individual chats

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