Skype Update for Windows 8

Nothing puts a smile on our faces like an update and today’s winner is Skype… for Windows 8. Yeah we’d like to see a little more effort from the Skype team with the Windows Phone version, but it’s great to see Windows 8 get some love too. What’s new you ask? Read on and find out.

Skype for Windows 8 gets bumped to and brings with it some welcomed features. Nothing ground breaking or earth shattering, but it’s bringing parity to the features Skype users have been accustomed to for some time. Like

  • The ability to send and receive files
  • Performance improvements
  • General fixes

Performance improvements and general fixes are things you won’t really notice consciously while using the app, but finally being able to send and receive files is great. If you’re running Skype on an RT device like the Surface RT, the inability to do that probably drove you mad. No more!

You can download or update Skype for Windows 8 by grabbing it in the Windows Store. And if you’re curious what file I sent to Daniel in our Skype chat above you can see that here.

Thanks for the tip theefman!

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