Skype introduces new video call features for Windows Phone 8.1
posted by Alan F. / Apr 02, 2014, 7:42 PM
Skype is tightly integrated with Cortana, the new virtual personal assistant on Windows Phone. You can go to Cortana and ask her to connect you via Skype video call, to anyone on your contacts list. Instantly, the video call is made. Cortana will be included in a special Skype for Windows 8.1 update, which will be available in the coming months.
You can check out a couple of quick videos showing off the above mentioned new Skype features for Windows Phone 8.1, by clicking on the two videos below.
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And still we're missing the ability to share files...
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 7:48 PM 4
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Who cares about sharing files... Ever heard of One drive......
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 9:12 PM 4
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What files other than music, videos and docs do you want to share? All of these can be handled easily by WP. And there is OneDrive as well.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 9:18 PM 5
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Doesn't the Android app allow you to go from call to video by turning on the camera?
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 9:16 PM 3
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I've watched the Keynote. The way I understood the presentation, you can make a video call from a "regular voice call". The speaker said you can customize what video call app you want. For the meantime, skype is already integrated. The speaker said that other apps, such as Viber, can also be integrated.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 10:55 PM 0
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Google hangout have this capability for many years
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 10:12 PM 2
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Whats the percentage for users actually using Google Hangout, I never touched it myself. But im sure it might be a great service. Plus with most Google Services a Google account must be present. Skype is amore climb aboard all over the globe.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 10:14 PM 3
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