Skype for Windows 8 update finally brings synced calls and chats

By Alexandra Burlacu | Mar 11, 2014 08:29 AM EDT

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Skype just released a new update for Windows 8 and added some notable improvements, particularly when it comes to calls and chat syncing.

Just last month, Skype rolled out an update designed to improve the chat experience for those who use Skype on multiple devices. The company promised at the time that it will continue to work on improving the user experience even further and release subsequent updates.

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Fast forward to present date, Skype has now bumped up its application for modern Windows to version 2.6, rolling out a number of new enhancements. Improving the synchronization of calls and chats is the most notable change, as many Skype users had issues with this when using Skype on multiple devices and platforms.

With the latest update, people who use Skype on multiple devices will have all of their messages synced across all devices. In other words, if you started a Skype conversation on your laptop or tablet you will be able to continue it on your phone, for instance, right from where you left off. Previously, syncing across devices was not very good, and often times conversations you had on one device would not appear on another. Skype also boasts some neat improvements in terms of call synchronization as well.

"With this update, if you have Skype running on multiple devices, your read chats and picked up calls will sync automatically," reads the announcement. "When you pick up a call on any device and your modern Skype is on, the incoming ring will stop much faster. Whether you have Skype on a mobile, in your inbox, desktop, tablet or 2-in-1, Skype calls will sync up wherever you choose to take the call from."

Skype has been working for quite some time on improving its service and fix issues with syncing, and will continue to roll out updates to enhance the user experience on all platforms. Skype for Windows 8 is well-known for its issues, but this update will allegedly make things work properly.

If you have the modern version of Skype on your computer or tablet, you can now download the update from the Windows Store. If you already got it, drop by our comment section below and tell us how it works.



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