Wednesday 7 August 2013

Skype for WP8 devices updated with People List Filter feature

VoIP service Skype, has been updated to version 2.9 for Windows Phone 8 users. The update has a variety of features and tweaks including an improved home screen layout. It comes with a new People List Filter feature that app will enable Skype users to view either all of their contacts, just Skype contacts, or only available contacts, depending on what they choose. In a post on its official blog Skype reveals that certain improvements have been made to the app, based on the feedback that they received from users.

The update also brings an improved home screen layout. Skype believes that the improved home screen will allow users to navigate through the functions of the application. In addition to that the Favorite Contact tiles have been reduced in size, so as to fit three across the screen. The updated Skype app for Windows Phone 8 devices is up for grabs on the Windows Phone store.

Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, was introduced to the Windows Phone 8 platform last year. The WP8 Skype app offers additional features over the original WP7.5 version, and offers greater connectivity with the rest of the phone. The biggest new feature of the app is the ability to be left on in the background. Skype contacts can also be seen in the People Hub, thus letting you start new conversations with just a tap.

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