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This article was published on January 21, 2015

Skype is now Microsoft’s iMessage competitor

Skype is now Microsoft’s iMessage competitor Image by: Roberto Baldwin
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Microsoft unveiled at its Windows 10 event today that Skype will be deeply integrated into Windows 10 and for mobile devices.

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Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Operating Systems at Microsoft said that the Skype messaging will automatically detect when users have a Skype account and transition to sending messages on that service instead.

Microsoft is getting serious about competing with Apple on the mobile messaging front and deeply integrating Skype like this means that it’ll work across mobile and desktop upon release.

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