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Skype for Windows Phone – Gold Version

We have just released Skype for Windows Phone – Gold Version.

Get it now from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

We would like to thank everyone who has used the initial beta version and shared feedback with us. Continue giving us your feedback through our Support Network.

The newly updated Skype for Windows Phone Gold version includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Portrait mode video calling
  • Support in 18 languages
  • Add new contacts (Skype and phone contacts)
  • Support for participating on audio conference calls
  • Call-in-progress notification
  • Ability to mark all messages as read
  • Block/unblock/view blocked contacts

In addition, we have fixed a number of issues reported on the beta version:

Category Description
Generic Resolved numerous crashes, performance issues, and navigation problems
Calling It is now possible to call 1-800 toll free numbers without Skype credit
Calling It is now possible to place calls with a premium subscription (even with a zero Skype Credit balance)
Calling In some situations, users could conduct a simultaneous Skype call and cellular call. Cellular calls now take precedence over ongoing Skype calls.

Known issues:

Category Description and Workaround
Calling There is no visible indication if your call is placed on hold from a remote party.
Calling Some events such as an incoming phone call, alarm or low-battery notification may end your Skype call. Should this happen, please re-open the Skype for Windows Phone app and call the person back.
Calling Bluetooth headsets are not supported for Skype calling on WIndows Phone
Connectivity Skype does not work when device is connected to computer using USB cable.
Conference Calling A conference call will appear as a 1:1 call. The chat and profile views are between the Windows Phone recipient and the conference call host. To view the group chat content, navigate to the recent messages pivot and select the group conversation. To return to the call, navigate to the Skype home screen (by pressing the notification badge in the top right corner), then click on the call-in-progress indicator at the top of the screen.
Device support Your Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory to install and use Skype.
Feature support Sending a Skype SMS and retrieving Skype voice messages are not supported on Windows Phone.
General Limitation Communications will be received only when the Skype app is in foreground.
IM Instant Messages sent to an offline Skype client will appear as successfully sent, not as “pending.”
Phonebook Only one valid phone number for each native contact will be displayed when you choose to call someone from the phonebook.
Phonebook Only valid phone numbers in native phonebook contacts will be displayed from within Skype. Valid phone numbers require a country code (e.g., +44 for the United Kingdom) to be stored as part of the phonebook’s phone number.
Video Calling Video calls to Skype for Windows Phone requier Skype 5.0 or later for Mac or Windows.
IM Very long messages may be not displayed properly in the Skype for Windows Phone.


6 thoughts on “Skype for Windows Phone – Gold Version

  1. adeelbm said 4 years ago

    This is great news! But it’s obvious, unless there is background tasks and the app is less resource hungry (no wonder the swiping is still unsmooth!), users aren’t going to be happy.

  2. aubergemediale said 4 years ago

    Many thanks, it’s a SUPER beautiful app! :-)

  3. aubergemediale said 4 years ago

    I find the app super fast and VERY beautiful, great video quality, too!!

  4. nilanak said 4 years ago

    It’s like a background use is the elephant in the room and skype pretends it doesn’t see it. It gets to the point, when it is plain ridiculous.

  5. rndindia said 4 years ago

    congratulations for releasing windows phone version.

    Also request you to fix caller id bug for android version.

  6. danaherk said 4 years ago

    To be honest if it can’t run as a background task and I can’t see who’s online without clicking on contacts it’s still next to useless.
    Are you making such awful versions of Skype for WP7.x because in WP8 it’ll be built in like Facebook chat and Live chat?
    If so then someone from MS/Skype should just come out, make a statement and be honest about it. Say for example “We don’t particularly care about our WP7.x customers even though they’re keeping us in the smartphone game, we’ll only care about the ones dropping money on our new handsets post WP8, thank you…”

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