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Skype for Windows Phone 8/8.1 gets updated with location sharing and more

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...
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Skype relief is finally coming with notifications only on the device you're currently using

Skype will soon be doing more to curb notification noise on your devices. The company has announced a new feature, known as "active endpoint" that will contain chat notifications to the device that you're using, rather than alerting every single device. For instance, if you're chatting using...
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Tip: Windows Phone Skype users can share location when asked 'Where are you?'

The most recent update to the evolving Skype client for Windows Phone brought location sharing, a useful feature if you use Skype for frequent peer to peer messaging. Users can just tap the '+' sign and instead of sharing a photo, they can choose their position, creating a little map and a...

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How to send drawings on Skype for Windows Phone

On Monday, Skype added drawings to their Windows Phone app. You can draw on empty canvas, add scribbles to a photo, or even add markers on a map. There were other updates too, including sign-in improvements, HD screen support, and faster resume time, but drawings stand out. Not sure how to do it...
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You will be able to draw and doodle on Skype with new Windows Phone app update

Update: The Skype update for Windows Phone is now live. Enjoy doodling. Original story Microsoft's latest update for the Windows Phone Skype app will allow users to actually draw in the app itself, along with some other new improvements and features. In a blog post, Microsoft says the new 2....
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Hands-on with Skype Qik for Windows Phone

If you missed it, Skype Qik was announced yesterday. It's available now on Windows Phone, iOS and Android. A lot of our friends have not signed up yet, but we did get a few messages going. We've tried it on our Lumia 1520. Check out our hands-on video. After installing Skype Qik on your phone...
Skype Qik lets you replace text conversations with instant video messaging [Update: it's live!]

Skype Qik lets you replace text conversations with instant video messaging [Update: it's live!]

Microsoft is expanding the number of apps made by its Skype team today with the Skype Qik video messaging app, designed specifically for mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The app is scheduled to launch today for all three platforms. So what is Skype Qik? Basically, it's...
Microsoft releases preview version of revamped Skype for Windows desktop app

Microsoft releases preview version of revamped Skype for Windows desktop app

Microsoft has released a preview version of a revamped Skype app for Windows desktop users that includes a number of new features and improvements for the popular messaging and chat app. In a blog post, Microsoft stated, "Now, you'll see thumbnail pictures of your contacts, a new bubble-style...
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Microsoft ending Skype domestic mobile and landline calls in India November 10

People in India will soon not be able to use Microsoft's Skype service to make calls to local mobile phones and landlines. The company has quietly revealed, via an updated support website page, that all those kinds of calls will end on November 10 in that country. People in India will still be...
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Tip: Windows Phone Skype users can share location when asked 'Where are you?'

The most recent update to the evolving Skype client for Windows Phone brought location sharing, a useful feature if you use Skype for frequent peer to peer messaging. Users can just tap the '+' sign and instead of sharing a photo, they can choose their position, creating a little map and a...
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Skype for Windows Phone 8/8.1 gets updated with location sharing and more

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...
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Skype update for Xbox One improves Snap mode and more

Skype on the Xbox One has just been updated. Fire up Skype on your Xbox One and you'll be prompted to grab the latest version. Today's update introduces a few new features like an enhanced Snap experience and photo viewing. Here's all what you get with Skype version 1.8 on the Xbox One: Photo...
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MSN Messenger to shut down in China October 31 in favor of Skype

Microsoft's MSN Messenger, also known as Windows Live Messenger, which shut down in most parts of the world in April 2013, will finally close for good on October 31. That's the date Microsoft has set for shutting down the messaging service in China, where it will be replaced by Skype. Livesino...

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