Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Skype iOS Update - Signing in with MS Accounts

Microsoft-owned Skype updated it's iOS application today, November 28, 2012. With this update you can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft account credentials, ie Hotmail, Messenger, or Outlook.com.

Signing into Skype with a Microsoft account will transport a user's contacts over automatically. From the app, iOS users will be able to have instant message chats with their Messenger, Hotmail, and Outlook contacts.

Don't have a Skype account? Skype 4.2 is available for free in the App Store for both iPad as well as iPhone.

You can now tap and hold on instant messages to edit and delete them, choose emoticons while typing a message, and edit saved phone numbers right from the dial pad. The update also brings some bug fixes.

Seems like a natural addition for Microsoft to do this since they are phazing out Microsoft Messenger.

-Ubu out
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