Back to week ago, if you remember well, Microsoft has announced the Skype for Windows 8, a touch-friendly app that appeared in the Windows Store the same day of Windows 8 went on sale. In todays Windows Phone 8 event, the new OS getting its big reveal, and the company is following up with a WP8 version of Skype, which Microsoft says is coming soon.
Like the new Windows 8 app, it runs in the background, delivering push notifications even when you’re looking at something else. In particular, now that Windows Phone allows for three different tile sizes, you can view the Skype tile in small, medium or large formats, with the largest displaying your latest message. (All tile sizes show an unread message count.)
Other similarities to the Win 8 app,will give the fact that these phones have smaller screens. There’s a favorites list, for one, along with a shortcut that makes it easy to toggle between open IM conversations. As on Windows 8, the app is deeply integrated with the People Hub, so that Skype handles appear on contact cards and incoming Skype calls look the same as any other. On the messaging side, there’s an impressively large collection of emoticons (TMI-face, anybody?). It’s also possible to start group chats, as well as change the conversation topic. So far, it’s unclear when, exactly, the app will be available for download.
Via : Skype