We are excited that Skype for Windows 8.1 is now available to use on virtually any Windows 8.1 device, including a breadth of devices from our OEM partners and our friends at Surface. And as we mentioned in September, this release is all about enhancing your everyday experiences and helping you do more at once.
We built Skype for Windows 8.1 with the socially-connected generation in mind, so no message is ever missed. These young adults know their way around the web and rely on the internet and their mobile devices for important communication needs.
We want everyone to be able to stay in touch with the people they care about, in meaningful ways, from any screen. This is why we invested and will continue to invest in scenarios that matter, such as picking up calls and messages from the lock screen, start screen, or any application you happen to be in.
Relationships flourish through ongoing contact, that is both active and engaging. However, keeping in touch is merely a piece of the puzzle for these multitaskers. This generation wants to know what else they can do while keeping in touch, and allowing you to do more while you’re apart has always been at the cornerstone of both Skype and Windows experiences.
Close to half of tablet owners juggle between checking their email, shopping online, and browsing their favorite social networks and websites. So it’s no surprise that Skype for Windows 8.1 was shaped for incredible productivity. Now you can multitask faster and easier, while enjoying the flexibility to be engaged with your content and your conversation simultaneously.
Here’s a little peak into the new Skype experience:
We hope that this shed some light on our decisions in the first Skype for Windows 8.1 release, and you can bet you’ll be seeing continual improvements and new functionality from us in the coming months. Try Skype for Windows 8.1 today.