Skype for Windows Phone 8 Updated

Skype for Windows Phone has been updated to version 2.5. According to the Skype Blog this update focuses on general improvements and reliability, see the full list of changes bellow.

If you have a HTC 8X you need to make sure you have the latest firmware update installed of audio will be muted on calls. The app is free from the Windows Phone Store.


Full release notes for Skype 2.5 for Windows Phone 8 are:

New and changed features:

Message notifications for Messenger buddies are now on by default

Fixed issues:

Category Description
Stability Skype crashing on startup for some users who signed in with Microsoft Account
Notifications Message notifications sometimes had contact names separated with 20% instead of space.
Calling Video call button was disabled straight after accepting incoming contact request
Video Calling Full screen local video preview was stretched sometimes
Video Calling Incoming 720p video on portrait mode was zoomed in

Known issues:

Category Description Workaround
Audio on HTC 8X Users on HTC 8X who have not updated their phone to latest firmware will experience muted microphone on audio calls Update your phone using the in device over the air update capability


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