Update Skype for Windows 8.1 improves the synchronization
Microsoft has released the latest update to Skype for Windows 8.1, which improves the synchronization between different devices. Version 2.6 is available in the Windows Store now and, with it, the application becomes much better.
«With this update, if you use Skype on multiple devices, your conversations and notifications of calls will sync automatically,» wrote Aga Jeep, head of Desktop Product Marketing at Skype, in the company’s official blog.
Now the Skype sessions will be updated much better than before, regardless of device. History of conversations and messages will sync automatically. So where ever you are, you will be able to continue the conversation that began. You can also send instant messages to those offline, and they’ll get it when you log in to the application.
Skype 2.6 also fixes one annoying bug, which hurts users who are using the app on multiple devices. Now, if an incoming call is received the application will run on multiple devices, the incoming signal will stop much faster, preventing thereby the duration of «residual» call after the beginning of the conversation.
The upgrade is part of an ongoing effort of the company to improve the functionality of Skype and unified working across multiple devices. As you well know, Skype is available for Windows, Windows Phone, OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, PSP, PSVita and Xbox One, so Microsoft’s goal is to make the users of your application can easily switch to a device running any of these platforms.
Now the company is also working towards a quicker and more responsive interaction with Skype, as well as energy efficiency applications. Elaine Ansell, senior marketing Manager at Microsoft, said that users will get improvement in battery life, startup and resume.