Microsoft releases new Outlook with Skype integration

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For some time now, preview users are the ones that have been enjoying the new features of combined Skype and Outlook.com in the updated Outlook.com. But now Skype has decided to roll this update to other users too. Tho the build is still in beta phase so it may not work as smooth as you would want it to be but it gives an idea about how the new features will work. Here is how the Skype works on Outlook:

“Clicking on the Skype icon opens the Skype sidebar. From here, you can see which friends are online, view recent conversations and search for people on Skype. If you’re new to Skype, finding contacts is simple – click on the magnifying glass in the sidebar to search for and add contacts directly in Outlook.com.”

“Pick up 1:1 conversations or group chats where they left off by clicking on the corresponding bubble on the right. Don’t worry; all of your Skype chat messages are synchronized across all of your devices. Press the call button to make 1:1 voice or video calls. Before your first call, all you need to do is install our browser plug-in.”

This new version of Skype will be available to all Outlook.com users in the coming months.

Source :

Skype Blog

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