Windows 10 Mobile build 10572 gets Skype and Photo app improvements

Kareem Anderson

Today’s Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build 10572 brings a few new refinements. Among them, the Skype messaging, calling and video experience has been tweaked and adjusted. Most Insiders are just now getting used to the new universal Windows apps for Skype messaging and video on both the PC and Mobile. Today’s mobile update brings some more small improvements to the apps.

  • Integration through the Messaging, Phone and Skype video universal Windows apps
  • Messaging now supports animated GIF’s (FINALLY!)
  • Individual message searches
  • Phone app can now search contacts from Call History

Moving onto other improvements, the Photo app picked up some minor additions to its functionality. Users will should now notice:

  • The ability to mark local photos as favorites and have them shuffle on the Live Tile.
  • Pinch to zoom has been improved
  • Display of file information has been improved
  • New launch points for rich editing have been included
  • Additional context menus (press and hold on a photo) have been added

Once again, the Windows team has stated that the Mobile Insider previews wouldn’t be seeing significant features coming to the OS as much of it is already feature-complete. However, refinements are always welcomed as Insiders anxiously await a near or official RTM candidate for their phones.