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 viewing
  • You can now answer a call in Snap mode while using other apps using voice controls. This means, if you're watching TV or playing a game and you get a Skype call, when you say "Xbox answer," the call will automatically Snap, and won't interrupt your TV or gaming experience. Or, if you prefer, you can also change your Skype settings to answer a call in full screen.
  • Now, you can view your recent and favorite contacts and make calls directly from Skype in Snap mode instead of having to go into the full screen Skype experience.
  • You'll also see previews of messages you may have received while Skype is Snapped, and easily go to full screen to respond.

We're looking forward to finally being able to view photos sent on Skype from our friends using their mobile phones. This update allows folks using Skype on Windows Phone, Android and iOS to share pictures with those on Skype for Xbox One in either a 1:1 or group chat.

Let us know what you think of the updated Skype for your Xbox One

Source: Skype Blog

Sam Sabri