Windows 8 Skype

Microsoft has revealed today that Skype will be bundled with Windows 8.1. Officially confirming the integration today, the company will replace the Messaging app with Skype to provide voice, video and instant messaging. We're continuing to see the service slowly replace the likes of Messenger and other communication apps created by Microsoft.

Skype is also included on the Xbox One and, offering multiple ways for consumers to get in touch with friends and family. So what does the new integration with Windows 8 introduce? You'll be able to answer voice and video calls from the lock screen, which will be particularly handy for tablets. 

With the likes of Outlook, Xbox Music, Internet Explorer and SkyDrive playing major parts in Windows 8, it only makes sense for Microsoft to invite Skype to the party.

Source: Windows Blog, via: The Verge