Microsoft has updated the Skype app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, adding a new location sharing feature for the first time, among other new features.

In a blog post, Microsoft stated:

"Location sharing lets you have an even better chat experience on the go. Seeing friends or family and want to tell them where to meet you? Simply use this new feature to send them a Bing map of your location, pinpointing exactly where you are."

Here's the change log for the new 2.22 version of the Skype Windows Phone app:

  • Location Sharing- Click the '+' icon in a chat and select 'share location' to share your location with the people in your conversation
  • Save Picture - To save a photo: tap the image to enlarge it, then tap for more menu options and select 'save photo'
  • Notification Controls for Individual Conversations - In a chat, tap for more options and select 'notifications'. Here you can choose to turn notifications for that conversation on or off, so you're only notified about incoming messages if you want to be.

What do you think of this new Skype update for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1?


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Source: Skype blog