Previewing Skype for Windows Phone 8

Posted on November 16, 2012

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When I first got my Windows Phone, one of the things I asked when I was organizing contacts was “Will Skype be ever integrated to the People Hub?”  Fast forward 9 months later, the new Skype for Windows Phone 8 is now in preview mode.

One of the new features of Skype for Windows Phone 8 is how it is very well integrated.  With the new Skype, you are always online even after you close the application.  Skype calls you receive looks as if you are receiving an ordinary GSM call.

Skype Call

Chatting or calling with your Skype contacts is now easier as their Skype accounts are now included in the People Hub.

Skype in People Hub

Notifications for missed calls and messages can also been set to be seen on your lock screen.

Skype Lock Screen Settings

Live tiles work as well, also showing notifications for missed calls and messages.

Preview Skype for Windows Phone by downloading it from the Windows Phone Store.

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