How to install the leaked Skype Universal app on Windows 10 Mobile

An early version of the new Skype app for Windows 10 Mobile leaks letting anyone install and get a first look of what's to come.

Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for Windows 10 Mobile

While Microsoft is planning to release a brand new Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for PC and Mobile devices, currently only those running the latest preview of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PC can test the new app.

However, an early preview of Skype for Windows 10 Mobile has leaked onto the web, and thanks to Jeremy Sinclair at the XDA Forums, you can now download and sideload the app to get an early look of what is to come in the Universal Skype app for Windows 10 Mobile.

In this guide, you’ll learn the step by step process to install the Skype app on your Windows phone running the latest test version of Windows 10 Mobile.

How to sideload the Skype app preview

  1. Download the Skype preview app package from Mega.nz (SkypeApp_11.6.26.0.appxbundle) and save it on your OneDrive folder. 

  2. On your Windows 10 Mobile phone, open Settings.

  3. Tap Update & security.

  4. Tap For developers.

  5. Tap the Developer mode option, and tap Yes to confirm.

    Windows 10 Mobile developer mode

  6. Open OneDrive on your phone and browse the location where you store the app package, and tap the SkypeApp_11.6.26.0.appxbundle file.

  7. Tap install to complete the task.

    Installing Skype UWP app for Windows 10 Mobile

Wait a few moments to let the app install, and then simply go to All apps and launch the app.

It’s important to note that this isn’t a Microsoft official release, it’s just a leaked version, which means that you may come across bugs, error, and features not working correctly.

What do you think about the Skype app for Windows 10 Mobile? Tell us in the comments below.

Source XDA Forums

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.