Skype is Microsoft’s messaging platform and has been around much longer than iMessage, Google Chat, WhatsApp, and others. But it’s not exactly on par with features and reliability as some of the others. It looks like Skype is about to get a lot better in the near future with some architecture changes to the core of Skype. Details after the break.
If you’re like us, you’ve got Skype running on phones, desktops, tablets, and more. It’s a fine instant and video messaging platform, but can be improved in many areas. One of those areas is the inability to reliably sync across devices. You may have experienced situations where one device is out of sync with a conversation. Thankfully, Skype will be addressing those shortcomings with some future changes.
The Skype team is working on synchronizing your chat message status across all devices. This feature will begin rolling out over various Skype clients in the coming months. When the Windows Phone, desktop, and Windows 8 version of Skype receive this update we will of course inform you.
There are various other improvements coming to Skype. The ability to sync messages isn’t the end of your syncing future. For example, any “missed calls” will also sync across devices. Skype is also in the process of moving from their original peer-to-peer (P2P) foundation powered by the desktops of yore to one that is cloud based. The benefit of the Skype Cloud is improved battery life for devices and better connections, at least according to the Skype team. It also allows for new features like sending video messages, which recently came to Windows Phone 8.
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