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Skype will replace the Messaging app in Windows 8.1 RTM

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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

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Microsoft is making full use of its Skype acquisition by making it the default messaging app in its Windows OS. Windows 8.1 RTM will retire the Messaging app in the favor of Skype. The Preview version of Windows 8.1 doesn't include the traditional built-in Messaging app.
 
Skype is already available on Windows 8 as a Modern app, which can be downloaded through Windows Store. The built-in version of Skype for Windows 8.1 will likely work in the same way it does today but with more tight integration.
 
Source: Verge



#2 FalseAgent

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

Awesome! The built-in messaging app was crap anyway.



#3 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, good move. (Y)



#4 OverKlockD

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:14 AM

Finally the ON NOES SKYEP SUX comments have stopped.

 

Also good move Microsoft.



#5 FalseAgent

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

Finally the ON NOES SKYEP SUX comments have stopped.

 

Also good move Microsoft.

Skype is actually really good, it's strength is probably in how it works on so many different platforms - iOS, OSX, Android, Xbox, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone, and partially on the web via Outlook.com

 

the awful looking desktop client isn't going to get the overhaul that we all hope for, but the Windows 8 metro version of Skype is great!



#6 Darren 54

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:04 PM

Skype is great!



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