Microsoft has officially confirmed that it’ll need more time to work on the new Skype messaging app for Windows 10, though yet again doesn’t offer a specific timeline as to when these new features would arrive, according to renowned Windows blogger Paul Thurrott.
“We want to make sure Skype built into Windows 10 is the best experience possible, so we’re taking some more time to make sure it’s ready for users. In the meantime, you can continue to use Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows Phone and Skype for Web on Edge,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.
The company earlier officially confirmed that it’ll begin the rollout of Universal Skype app for Windows 10 on July 7. And now nearing the end of fall, Microsoft has again managed to miss its deadline. That time, it also explained that the new refreshed Universal Skype app will break up the core Skype experience in three new categories namely – Messaging, Phone and Video.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Skype suffered a colossal outage that the company said was caused by a “larger-than-usual configuration change”, that affected several users around the globe who could not keep in touch. Hence, there’s a high probability that the new Skype app for Windows 10 might have been the cause for this ‘configuration change’, or played some part that could have caused this outage.
As far as the expected release date of the new app, word is that the Windows maker is planning to include this in the next major update to Windows 10 that’ll be out sometime in October or November.
New Windows 10 Insider Preview builds are still arriving the fast ring for both PCs and phones. Just last week, the company rolled out Windows 10 Build 10547 to Insiders on the Fast Ring, and now Windows chief Gabe Aul hints that a new build is on the way soon, which might even arrive early next week. He tweeted that Build ‘10550 is in Microsoft Ring now’, and could soon make its way to the Fast ring.
Hence, this a pretty good indication that Microsoft is apparently prepping itself for a fall release of its next major update for Windows 10 codenamed Threshold 2.