Skype seems to get mixed responses from a lot of you. Microsoft bought the communication giant back in 2011. Since then Windows Phone users have dreamed of a seamless Skype experience on their devices. That hasn’t exactly happened, but it’s still nice to see the app get updates, like it did today.

Today’s update brings Skype to version With that you’re only getting general fixes and stability improvements. Specifically:

  • Increased chat reliability
  • Increased call notification reliability
  • Improvements in call reliability to phone numbers
  • Fix for occasional missing message preview in the recent conversations list

If you’re on Skype a lot you’ll appreciate these changes. Personally I’m glad they fixed the missing message previews in the recent conversations list. Found that happening more often than not with Skype on my device.

What features/fixes are you wanting in future updates? Sound off.

Grab Skype for Windows Phone 8 right here. Otherwise, use the QR code below or swipe to the right in the Windows Phone Central app.

Source: Skype Blog; Thanks, everyone, for the tips!

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