Final Windows 8.1 build to finally come with Skype integrated

Final Windows 8.1 build to finally come with Skype integrated
Despite that Microsoft acquired Skype quite a long time ago, the world's instant messaging service hasn't been fully integrated into the core Windows product of Redmond.

This might be about to change with the final build of Windows 8.1, which sources say will see the default Messenger service give its place to integrated Skype functionality. Skype in Win 8.1 is expected to be present in its current form still, as a standalone app, and with tighter integration to other default apps in Windows.

source: TheVerge

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10 Comments

1. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

These is huge..

9. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed, the Windows 8 Bloatwaring has just begun..

2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

windows is becoming better and better... soon people will start looking at it more seriously.

7. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

More seriously? It's already the most commonly used OS. lol

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Given how 'popular' Win 8 is, MS needs to provide some compelling reasons for users to move to the OS. This should help.

5. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Haters gonna hate, just that simple. Some people dont like radical changes, but not me. Just like windows XP, it will take more 'service pack' updates to make it really good. 8.1 is just the first,

4. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

the easiest way is to give incentive to developers, because most people are held back by 'lack ' of enough applications.

6. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

i saw towards lumia 920, just bcz of Nokia but , did nt buy bcz few major things that i use were missing

8. DKJnr

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I prefer the Skype interface to the current Win 8 messaging interface. Hope they clean up the UI even more and then will reall be great. This is definitely huge!

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

this Skipe integration is just the tip of the iceberg about Windows 8.1 I am using Windows 8.1 right now and have to say Microsoft really made it good to use. I set mine up to boot to the desktop first and have the same wallpaper for the Modern Ui start screen as on the desktop. Although I did not do i!, you can disable some of the touch screen gestures if you want to have a Windows 7 like mouse and keyboard computer.. you now. have smaller and larger Modern UI tiles than before and can put 3 to 4 windows programs on your desktop. a lot of present windows 8 user's are going to smile now they got most of the changes they wanted maybe more will be added.before it's FINAL release to the public.

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