Microsoft Skype team today acknowledged in a blog post that starting chat sessions with friends wasn’t as easy as it could be. Today, they are making improvements to Skype for Outlook.com that makes it easier for you to find and chat with friends on Skype.
Improved contact list
•Find your friends. If you have a friend in your address book (People tile), and that person has a matching Skype and Microsoft e-mail address, they will show up as a contact in the “Messaging” pane. Just click on their photo to add them to your Skype contact list.
New messaging features
•Participate in and create group chats. Add people to a conversation by clicking on the “+” in a conversation.
•Pick up conversations where they left off by opening your chat pane. Just click on the “:-)” on the upper right and your most recent conversations are listed.
Skype for Outlook.com allows you to easily connect with your Skype contacts right from your Outlook.com inbox, so you can go from chat or email to a video call with just one click. You can even launch video calls if you have the plugin installed.