How to: Install the leaked universal Skype app for Windows Mobile

Recently Microsoft released a new universal Skype app for Windows which can now be also sideloaded on Windows 10 Mobile thanks to the folks at XDA Forum.

As you might know, the Skype experience on Windows 10 Mobile, as well as Windows 10 is a mess currently. It seems like Microsoft is experimenting a bit with implementing their chatting service in the texting and call app of Windows 10 Mobile. However, this experiment is still not working properly and therefor users are still asking for a full app dedicated to the one and only sense, skyping.

As an answer Microsoft has released a new Skype universal app for Windows Insiders. If you are participating in Microsofts Windows Insider Program for Desktop PC’s and Tablets, you can download the new beta app from the Windows Store. Unfortunately Microsoft has not officially released this beta for their mobile operating system yet.

However, once again we have to say thanks to the folks at the XDA Developer Forums. A user called Jeremy Sinclair has leaked the app package which can be downloaded and installed. Only requirement you’ll have to fulfill is that you are using the latest build of Windows 10 Mobile. In this case it would be build 14356 which has been released yesterday for Windows Insiders on the fast ring.

With Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft is making it pretty easy to download and sideload apps, that’s why you can install this unreleased preview of the universal Skype app with a few easy steps:

  1. Download the app package from .appxbundel
  2. Save the downloade app package somewhere on your phone since ewe have to install it from there.
  3. Enable the developer mode on your phone as shown: Open Settings –> Update & Security –> for Developers –> enable developer mode;
  4. Once you have enabled the developer mode, navigate to the downloaded app package and click on the file in order to install it.
  5. Enjoy the new Universal Skype app beta

Feel free to drop me a comment below with your opinion on the new universal Skype app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. What do our readers think would be the best solution for Microsoft to clean this Skype app mess?

Stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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