Skype for WP8 updated to 2.5; BETA label no more

| April 16, 2013 | 9 Replies

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The official Skype blog has posted this morning, detailing their 2.5 update for WP8. The team is reportedly listening to use feedback through their Facebook and Twitter channels, so if you guys have any issues, go tell them. Take a look at the extract from the blog post below;

Full release notes for Skype 2.5 for Windows Phone 8 are:

New and changed features:

  • Message notifications for Messenger buddies are now on by default

Fixed issues:

Category Description
Stability Skype crashing on startup for some users who signed in with Microsoft Account
Notifications Message notifications sometimes had contact names separated with 20% instead of space.
Calling Video call button was disabled straight after accepting incoming contact request
Video Calling Full screen local video preview was stretched sometimes
Video Calling Incoming 720p video on portrait mode was zoomed in

Known issues:

Category Description Workaround
Audio on HTC 8X Users on HTC 8X who have not updated their phone to latest firmware will experience muted microphone on audio calls Update your phone using the in device over the air update capability


Cheers Derrek for the tip!

Source:  Skype Blog


Category: Applications, Lumia, update, Windows Phone

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