Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 11 earlier today, and revealed some interesting changes and additions. One such addition is the inclusion of a new, preinstalled “Chat” app that the company says allows customers to connect with friends, family, and colleagues through Microsoft Teams.
The Chat UI features a “Meet Now” button at the top, which lets you create a video call and invite anyone without needing a Microsoft Account to join. It also supports texting via SMS to Android and iPhones too.
It appears that this new Chat experience replaces Skype as the built-in, de facto messaging client for Windows, as Skype is no longer preinstalled on Windows 11. The “meet now” feature on Windows 10 has been replaced with the Chat app, which is now pinned to the Taskbar by default.
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