Microsoft today released an update for Skype app for Windows Phone 8 devices with performance improvements and few other changes. According to Skype team, they are focusing on putting conversations first, improving quality and performance, and bringing new features to Skype for Windows Phone 8. In this release we’ve significantly improved the app start and resume performance – so you can quickly continue a conversation by moving smoothly between apps on your Windows Phone 8 device and Skype.
- Start and Resume Performance – Improving the start and resume experience has been the main focus of this release. It’s now much faster to return to the app when it’s in the back stack. If you open the app and then hit the start button or turn off the screen, pressing the back or power button now gets you back into the Skype app much more quickly. You’ll also see some general improvements to the start experience.
- Live Tile Count – Based on user feedback, we’ve changed the Live Tile notifications to show only the number of unread conversations, rather than the total number of unread messages.
- South Korea Availability – Skype for Windows Phone 8 is now available to download from the Windows Phone Store in South Korea.
Get the updated version now from the Windows Phone Store.