Skype 1.8 for Xbox One now has photo viewing and enhanced Snap experience


Since we launched Skype for Xbox One*, we’ve been listening to your feedback and continuing to make updates to improve your Skype experience. With this update, we’re excited to add the ability to view photos from mobile devices; we’re also continuing to evolve Snap functionality, which we announced a few months ago.

Skype 1.8 for Xbox One allows you to view photos sent from mobile phones on Skype for Xbox One. Skype users from Windows Phone and iOS mobile devices can now share pictures with Skype for Xbox One users either in a 1:1 or group chat. If there are multiple photos being shared, you can start a slide show to view all the photos, right on your large screen.

In addition to photo sharing, we’ve worked hard to bring you more improvements to Skype in Snap mode, such as:

  • You’ll now see friends and family more clearly when Skype is in Snap mode. The frame rate has doubled and the size of the video window has increased.
  • You can now answer a call in Snap mode while using other apps using voice controls. This means, if you’re watching TV or playing a game and you get a Skype call, when you say “Xbox answer,” the call will automatically Snap, and won’t interrupt your TV or gaming experience. Or, if you prefer, you can also change your Skype settings to answer a call in full screen.
  • Now, you can view your recent and favorite contacts and make calls directly from Skype in Snap mode instead of having to go into the full screen Skype experience.
  • You’ll also see previews of messages you may have received while Skype is Snapped, and easily go to full screen to respond.


Don’t forget to visit the Skype Community if you have any questions or feedback. And as always, find us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates and share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you!


*IMPORTANT! Some apps, including Skype on Xbox One, no longer require an Xbox Live Gold membership. See Advanced TV hardware and Kinect sensor required for Skype voice chat and video calling features.