Skype for Windows 8, Windows RT VoIP, Skype for PC

Windows 10 was announced yesterday, and the latest version of Microsoft’s OS looks very promising.

One of the features that probably stood out most to TruTower readers was Skype, which will “come built into your communications suite on Windows 10 devices across your PC, tablet and phone.”

Skype on Windows 10, Skype app, VoIP and IM

This integration will negate the need to download any applications and also “barely” requires any setup at all since the service is integrated directly into messaging, calling, and video calling features on the platform. You can do so by way of your taskbar.

Skype, Windows 10, Microsoft

Skype Windows 10, Microsoft Skype, Next version of Windows

“With the built-in Skype experience you can send free messages over the internet straight from the taskbar, and on your phone send text messages and free Skype to Skype messages – all from the same place – it’s your choice,” Skype said of the new integration, also noting that this is “just a start.”

You’ll be able to experience the new built in Skype experience with the launch of the Windows 10 preview sometime in the next few months.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at