Earlier this year we told you about the ways we’re working to enhance our users’ chat experience on Skype, like improving push notifications and synchronising read messages across devices. Right now, building great picture sharing capabilities is high on our list of priorities, and we’re excited to announce the feature will start rolling out to Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 users for the first time with today’s 2.21 update. This will let you send photos to your friends and family, even when they’re offline.
What’s new in Skype 2.21 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8:
- Send photos
You can now send photos to one or more contacts and you can receive photos from friends and family who use an iPhone (V5.0 or above) or Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1 device. When you share photos to your contacts who use other platforms, they may receive a URL link to open the pictures. This is the first step: we’re working hard to build this new photo sharing experience across all of our platforms, so look out for more improvements over the coming months
- See more conversation history
In chat view, you can now scroll up to load even more of your conversation history.
- Text mark-up
Use text mark-up such as asterisks to make your text *bold* and underscores to make your text _italic_.
- Add favorites from chat view
In chat view, tap the options button and add the contact you’re chatting with to your favourites.
- Performance improvements
We’re focused on building a great app that puts conversations first by working hard on performance improvements.
Get the updated version now from the Windows Phone Store.