By Vamien McKalin | Apr 16, 2013 09:52 AM EDT
The beta preview tag on the Skype app for Windows Phone 8 is gone as Microsoft slowly moves to a full release. Version 2.5 of the Skype app doesn't bring to the table many new features; however, there is a change on how Messenger buddies are handled on Skype.
In the new version, Toast messages are on by default according to the official blog, a change that is related to Microsoft continued migration from Live Messenger to Skype for all things that have to do with messaging, video and audio chats. The problem is, however, that Windows Phone 8 has Messenger integration, so it is not yet sure if users will get dual notifications, or if everything would come under Skype alone.
Skype version 2.5 fixes:
-Skype crashing on startup for some users who signed in with Microsoft Account
-Message notifications sometimes had contact names separated with 20 percent instead of space
-Video call button was disabled after accepting incoming contact request
-Full screen local video preview was stretched sometimes
-Incoming 720p video on portrait mode was zoomed in
- Call friends and family with free Skype-to-Skype voice calls over 3G or WiFi and enjoy low cost calls to mobiles and landlines around the world.
- Make free video calls to anyone else on Skype with high definition video on supported devices.
- Send instant messages to friends on Skype, as well as friends on Messenger if you sign in with your Microsoft account.
- Stay in touch even when the app is closed, with call and message notifications.
- See all your Skype contacts in the People Hub
- Use more than one Skype account? Switch accounts when you're out and on the go.
- Skype for Windows Phone 8 requires a Windows Phone 8 device.
- To ensure the best quality experience, Skype for Windows Phone requires a minimum of 512MB of memory.
Download Skype For Windows Phone 8 and read our review here.
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