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Windows 10 Insider Build 14931 will let users send SMS via Skype, and more

Microsoft has recently announced the Windows 10 Preview Build 14931 for Windows Insiders for PC that brings a lot of app updates

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It is now possible to send ‘SMS’ via Skype preview if the app is selected as the default messaging app (Image: File)

Microsoft has recently announced the Windows 10 Preview Build 14931 for Windows Insiders for PC. The update is now live for download for users in the Windows Insider programme. It brings fewer new updates, but brings in a lot of app updates.

Some notable updates that come with the update include dark mode, settings page for Feedback Hub and feedback author in feedback details. It is now possible to send ‘SMS’ via Skype preview if the app is selected as the default messaging app. It will also be possible to send MMS through Skype.

There is now native support for USB Audio 2.0 devices with an inbox class driver. Windows 10 Maps app with its updated version (5.1609.2580.0+) now allows traffic info to be checked at any time by users. The updated Maps app also allows users to set a light or dark mode for the app, and also allows the user to change themes.

Fixes with the new build include addressing the issue that caused some users to experience a black screen when signing out and switching to a different user account. The new build has also fixed the issue of built-in apps like Alarms & Clock, Voice Recorder and Calculator not working properly in the previously build.

“We are continuing to investigate two issues that came up with last week’s flight of Build 14926 for Mobile. After upgrading to Build 14926, some Insiders reported that the pin pad is no longer visible to unlock their phone even after rebooting the phone and some phones lost the ability to use their SIM card. In both cases, a hard reset of resolves the issue,” the Windows team said in a blog post.

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The new update brings reminders for build expiration. Starting October 1, PCs that are running older builds will start rebooting every three hours, and by October 15 – if the user has not upgraded, the PCs will stop working altogether.