What features does Skype for Windows Phone 8 support?

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 is a new version of Skype optimized for the latest Windows Phones.

With the latest version of Skype for Windows Phone 8, you can enjoy the following features:

  • Being always on and ready to receive messages and calls
  • Instant messaging
  • Group instant messaging
  • Skype-to-Skype calling
  • Skype video calling
  • Video messaging
  • Sending and receiving instant messages while on a call
  • Calling mobiles and landlines, receiving Skype calls and calls to Skype Numbers
  • Inviting friends to Skype
  • Blocking and removing contacts
  • Group calls (audio only)
  • Seeing new instant messages in the Skype tile in your home screen
  • Starting a conversation with your Skype contacts from the people hub.
  • Location Sharing
  • Picture saving
  • Basic text mark-up in chats
  • Signing in with Skype Name (Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 only)
  • Drawing feature (Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 only)

If you don’t see your Skype contacts in the people hub, update both Skype and your operating system.

Learn more about Skype for Windows Phone.

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