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This article was published on February 26, 2014


Skype for Windows Phone gets Microsoft account support, account linking, and a typing indicator

Skype for Windows Phone gets Microsoft account support, account linking, and a typing indicator
Emil Protalinski
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Skype today updated its Windows Phone app with support for Microsoft accounts, including when signing up for the service and for linking your Skype account, as well as a new typing indicator. You can download the new version now directly from the Windows Phone Store.

The full changelog is as follows:

  • A new and simpler way to sign in to Skype. Just use the same Microsoft account you use for your phone. Already got a Skype account? Link it with your Microsoft account to carry your credit, contacts, history, and settings over.
  • See when someone’s typing a message.
  • General fixes and improvements.

By linking your Skype and Microsoft accounts you can find friends just by searching for their email address and you can also recover your password easier than before, but support is limited to just one account: you’ll need to create a new Microsoft account to link to your other Skype accounts. The new typing indicator is the first time Skype is supporting the feature on mobile, so expect to see it on Android and iOS soon.

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Image Credit: Robert Scoble

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