Microsoft is today rolling out a major update to Skype UWP app for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. The update is being rolled out to the Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. With the latest update, Skype for Windows 10 has finally received the Fluent Design changes.

This Skype update adds the acrylic blur effect and reveal effects to the left sidebar. Microsoft will add the other elements from the Fluent Design system to Skype UWP app in the coming days. And yes, of course, this will be tested with the Insiders on the First Ring first.

The latest version which rolled out to Insiders on the First Ring is 12.10.534.0. Microsoft finally shows that its UWP platform is still not dead and they are working to nurture it for now, so we believe that this update will be made public in the coming days for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update devices.

Those who are wondering, Fluent Design is a new design language that was announced earlier this year at the Microsoft Build developer conference. It is a successor to Microsoft’s Metro design language.

Microsoft has also updated Skype app for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update devices, the new version is 12.9.604.0. The update has added the following changes to the application.

  • Stay on top of your day with help from the notification panel. Quickly jump back into conversations to see reactions to your messages and @ mentions.
  • Express how you feel during a call with emoticon, text or photo reactions.
  • Share your virtual world and activity with others over a Skype video call in Windows Mixed Reality.

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