Microsoft Skype Finally Adds Synced Notifications Support Across Devices

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If you are using Skype on multiple devices, then you would have faced the difficulty of keeping conversations in sync, or they’ve missed messages and seen “read” messages on one device that are still marked as “unread” on another, etc. Microsoft was working on fixing this and has finally rolled out the fix to public users.

Now, push notifications make sure you know when you have a new message in chat, and Skype chats are synced across all of your Skype-enabled devices. You can scroll back on your mobile phone to see the conversation you had on your laptop just as easily as the chat you had with your best friend on your smartphone about a recipe.

Also there is a no ‘read’ notification system that will make sure that your message was read at the other end.

We also understand the importance of knowing that messages you send have been delivered and that you receive all of the messages sent to you. Now you can have peace of mind that your friends will receive messages even if they’re not on Skype at the time you hit “send,” and, if you’ve read a Skype message on your phone, it’ll show as “read” when you check your messages on your laptop later in the evening.

Skype team also announced that they have improved the overall performance of the device such as startup times, battery life consumption, etc. In near future, they will be delivering the following improvements,

And, in the coming months, we’ll continue to enhance your chat experience such that you’ll only receive notifications on the device you’re actively using. For example, if you’re on your tablet, then you’ll only see the notification there and additional notifications won’t double (or triple) up on your other devices. Also, your Favorites contact list will “roam” and sync across all of your Skype-enabled devices.

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  • Anderson Silva

    Finally!

  • Dome

    Great. This is the right approach for a cross messaging app.

  • Andy Robinson

    Happy to see they’re going to fix the favorites mess. It seems that every time I load up the app on my various devices I have to re-add my favorites.
    Now, how about voicemail on W8/RT?

    • 7Pat

      Agreed. It is pathetic that it takes them so long to address the favorites issue. Always worked with Windows Live Messenger and in many ways Skype was a step back.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    Finally, we’ve been waiting for this for as long as Skype has been avialable on different devices, I notice this EVERY DAY, I’m so glad that it’s going to stop. :-D

  • Bassel

    Why until now we can’t sign in on Skype with our phone number like Viber?