Skype To Soon Have Synchronized Chat Message Status Across All Of Your Devices

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In a blog post talking about technological improvements that were made in Skype to improve the overall experience over the last year, Skype team revealed that they are bringing synchronized chat message status across all of your devices. I assume with this new feature, you will be able to continue your conversation with someone exactly the same way across the devices at any points. Your unread messages, past conversations, etc, will all be synced.

Along with introducing support for Microsoft account in October last year, the Skype cloud also added the ability to queue and deliver chat messages even if the intended recipient is offline – so you can be ‘always reachable’ to the people who matter most. With Windows Phone 8 (and soon across other Skype mobile clients), this technology enables you to receive notifications when new messages arrive regardless of whether the Skype app is running.

We also know that people are engaging more and more with each other and with Skype across multiple devices at home, on the go, and at work so we are working to synchronize chat message status across all of your devices so you will know the current status of all of your chats on every device you use to interact with Skype. This capability will be rolling out across clients over the next few months.

Read the whole improvements from the link below.

Source: Skype Blog

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  • lgriao

    And Windows Phone 7.8 users cry.

    • Yuan Taizong

      Hé (T_T)

    • reKitab

      Sell, or give away your WP 7.8, get a WP 8, and you’ll start smiling:)

      • lgriao

        I aready have a Lumia 920. But I am not talking about me. But about who have a 7.8 device.

  • Yuan Taizong

    But Windows Live Messenger has had this feature for more than a decade, it’s not something new, if Microsoft really wants to make Skype a real good competitor it should get all Microsoft Messenger (M.S.N. Messenger/Windows Live Messenger) features to work on Skype, even if this will take a lot of time and recourses, it’s what could make it the best on the market, Yahoo!-Messenger is still inferior to Skype despite having some features that would make it better, but QQ-Messenger can (still) take on Skype any day, Microsoft must start working on getting Windows Live Messenger’s features to Skype, this should’ve been a priority since April, as much as I love Windows 8.1 (Blue) the replacement of Windows Live Messenger by Skype sets me a bit off, I want it, but some of the main features I enjoy are Facebook- and Google-chat, and as I really hate both the Facebook and Google I don’t want to sign in to their crappy services to chat with my friends, Windows Live Messenger for Windows 8 easily bridges/fills this gap, Skype can too, but it’s still some time away from doing it, I want to see a feature migration as well as a user migration, if you go to the Skype forums you’ll see that it’s full of people wanting Windows Live Messenger’s functionality back, ”offline messaging” was something we’ve been waiting for for years on Skype, it’s nothing new, everyone else has had it for literally over a decade, Microsoft is one of those, there was absolutely no reason not to have it.

    I guess Windows Live Messenger’s team now works in the same division as Skype so they must have some influence, let’s not forget that besides BlackBerry Messenger that Windows Live Messenger Mobile was one of the best mobile Messaging services and the Microsoft Messenger for Mac is one of the most popular apps on any Apple device, it would be foolish to completely phase it out, at-least let it migrate with us, Windows Live Messenger’s features could really compliment Skype, even if it’s Windows 8.1 (Blue) and Windows Phone 8.1 (Blue) and Xbox One exclusive, at-least it would give a competititve edge.