Microsoft today updated Skype for Windows Phone 8 devices to v2.9 with new features. Skype team blogged that they have focused on quality and performance improvements. Also there are improvements to the way contacts are managed, and the Skype home screen layout.
•People List Filter – We received feedback from users that they’d like to see Windows Phone contacts and Skype contacts split out in the Skype People List. So, in 2.9 we’ve added a filter so you can see either all your contacts, just Skype contacts, or only available contacts.
•Home Screen – The Skype home screen has been improved so that users can now pivot through app functions. The Favorite Contact tiles are now smaller, fitting three across on the screen so it is faster for you to contact the people you care about most.
Download it here from the Windows Phone Store.
Source : Skype Blog