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This article was published on August 15, 2013


Skype will be baked into Windows 8.1, featured ‘front-and-center’ on the Start Screen

Skype will be baked into Windows 8.1, featured ‘front-and-center’ on the Start Screen


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Microsoft will feature Skype ‘front-and-center’ in the upcoming Windows 8.1 release.

Baked into the core of the latest Windows update, you’ll basically see Skype as soon as you switch your PC on, so no downloads will be required.

Given the global popularity of Skype, it’s perhaps not that surprising that Microsoft would seek to make the VoIP service the “default communications experience on Windows 8.1”, as the company put it.

Windows 8.1 will start rolling out from October 18.

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