Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated to version 2.5

Skype has announced an update for their Windows Phone 8 app designed to improve reliability and stability.

The main change in version 2.5 of the client is to make Messenger notifications for Messenger buddies always-on by default.

Other fixed issues include:

Category Description
Stability Skype crashing on startup for some users who signed in with Microsoft Account
Notifications Message notifications sometimes had contact names separated with 20% instead of space.
Calling Video call button was disabled straight after accepting incoming contact request
Video Calling Full screen local video preview was stretched sometimes
Video Calling Incoming 720p video on portrait mode was zoomed in

Known issues:

Category Description Workaround
Audio on HTC 8X Users on HTC 8X who have not updated their phone to latest firmware will experience muted microphone on audio calls Update your phone using the in device over the air update capability

Find the updated version in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via Skype.com


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