Messaging app for Windows 10

Windows 10 build 10558: Hands-on with the Messaging app, Edge tab preview, plus other changes (video)

Another internal build of Windows 10 surfaced on the internet revealing new Messaging app, tap preview feature in Microsoft Edge, improvements on context menus, and much more.

Windows 10 build 10558 leaked over the weekend onto the web unveiling a number of changes and improvements over build 10547, which is the current public preview Microsoft has made available for Insiders a few weeks back.

Build 10558 includes changes on the context menus on the Start menu, there are new icons in Control Panel, and new options available in the Settings app. However, the most interesting changes are the inclusion of the new Messaging app powered by Skype and tab preview feature coming to Microsoft Edge.

Today, I’m including a new video to the Pureinfotech YouTube channel highlighting the most important changes and improvements for build 10558.

Below you’ll find a summary of the new changes:

Start menu

  • Updated context menu for tiles.
  • Updated Jump List menu for File Explorer.

Settings app

  • On Display, located inside of System — users can now change DPI settings and changes will apply automatically.
  • On Storage, located inside of System — Microsoft is enabling the ability to install apps to an external storage, such as SD card, USB flash or hard drive.
  • On About, located inside of System — users will now see the “Windows 10” logo.
  • On Accounts, users now have the “Email, calendar, and contacts” section, which allows to add accounts globally in the operating system, and there is also a new section called “Accounts used by other apps” to let users add different accounts to use with other apps.
  • On Update & security, there is a new option called “Find My Device” and similar to the option for Windows phones, you can configure to this option to track your device using GPS if you lose it or get stolen – All using your Microsoft account.

Microsoft Edge

  • The version has been bumped to 22.10558.00.
  • There is a new tap preview feature to pick opened tabs without having to move through web pages.
  • There is a new settings page for favorites.
  • There is no more drop-down menu to change your default search engine, but now you can click the Change button to set a new default.
  • The F12 tools now docks to the browser window.
  • User can open new instances of the web browser.


  • There is a first preview of the new Messaging app for Windows 10.
  • There is a first preview of the new Phone app for Windows 10.
  • There is a first preview of the new Skype Video app for Windows 10.
  • All the new tree communication apps are powered by Skype. The apps are simplistic, the Skype Video and Messaging apps work, but the Phone app doesn’t work, and all of them crash very often.
  • You can reply to messages from a toast notification alert.

While this new version of Windows 10 is likely not to release to Insiders, it does give us an early look to what Microsoft is planning to roll out as part of Windows 10 Threshold 2 update, which is likely to arrive in November.

As always, it’s not recommended to download and install leaks version of Windows, as it’s not supported by Microsoft and you might come across unexpected errors. Instead watch the video while you wait for the software giant to release a new preview of its operating system.

About the author

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 Email him at [email protected].