Microsoft takes Skype into the new Age
Microsoft is taking a step in change with combining Skype directly into Windows 10 which looks like the Apple’s iMessage services. But during an exclusive Windows 10 event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft did not present its new Messaging app for the PC version of Windows 10. With this new experience of Skype messaging in Windows 10, Microsoft is bringing back the built-in Messaging app from Windows 8 which was taken off on the Windows 8.1 update.
The new Messaging app allows users to chat with Skype contact including video and audio calls without even accessing Skype. This new feature allows users to sync between PCs, tablets, and smartphones, and the new Messaging app looks like a light version of Skype. It resemblance the Messages app on OS X, with the same two-panel interface and the circular icon UI for contact photos. Another feature allows users to link Skype username with mobile number to make it easier to find friends who uses the same services without knowing their user ID. The difference between Skype is cross-platform so that users can chat with their friends on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows.
Microsoft is not ready to release any detailed plans for the new Messaging app but what is needed now is the complication of usernames to fully disappear so everyone can use Skype just with their mobile number. Let us know what do you thin, about this new integrated services.
Source: The Verge