Skype demoes upgrading to video calls and Cortana integration in Windows Phone 8.1 (video)

On their blog Skype has posted two short video demoes of two new features of Skype in Windows Phone 8.1.

The service will now integrate with the Windows Phone 8.1 dialler, allowing users to upgrade regular calls to Skype video calls, much like Apple’s FaceTime.

In the video after the break they also showed off being able to use Cortana to make a video call directly, using only your voice.

See that video after the break.

Users will also be able to make Skype calls directly from the contact page on the People Hub.

Skype says you can preview the feature in the current Store app, with more to come in the next few months.