Microsoft Confirms Skype App Coming Pre-installed In Windows 8.1

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Microsoft Skype team today confirmed that modern Skype app will come pre-installed in Windows 8.1. So, hundreds of millions of Windows and Skype users will be able to enjoy text, audio and video messaging experience out of the box on their Windows PCs.

This is fantastic news for both Skype and Windows users. Now you don’t have to download your favorite app to stay in touch whenever you’re apart. With Windows 8.1, simply log in and you’re ready to go. This means not only will you be able to reach over 300 million Skype users across many different devices but also everyone with a Windows 8.1 PC. By simply searching and adding contacts to your People list in Skype – the people you care about are at your fingertips, and you are in control of who those contacts are.

Communicating, connecting and sharing should be a seamless part of every Windows experience, and Skype for Windows 8.1 is a natural extension of that. Skype is all about easily sharing everyday experiences with the people that matter most through calls, texts, video or instant messages. We believe connecting isn’t just about talking – it’s about sharing everyday moments and getting things done, no matter where you are. And we will continue to focus on making your experience, easier than ever.

Source: Skype blog



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  • tomakali

    i hate SKYPE after using Microsoft Lync “just once”

    • Bugbog

      And how are they related?