Please either make the live tile follow the phones accent color or make it an option (as some developers have). I and many others prefer to have tiles that follow the phones live tile.
"All MS apps should be. The ugly red news tile backside, the green music and games tiles are ruining my start screen." -DaSchnee http://www.wpcentral.com/skype-windows-phone-recei
Now I have the top part of my start screen with all tiles that follow the phones accent color and a buttom part with all the apps that does not look good but is usefull, Skype is in this part.
And for the times when someone uses the new background features in WP 8.1 it would be nice if your live tile would allow for that as well. I only have two apps the follow the accent color that does not support the new background featues (still early days) but none of the ones that wants it's own color does support the new background feature (Skype, HERE, OneNote, Xbox).
The S and circles should be enough branding for Skype on Windows Phone, it would be more visible with suport for the phones accent color than it is without.
If I am Skyping in my kitchen on my tablet, I should be able to pass the call to my desktop when I want to go to my desk.
Could there be a button which allows you to transfer the call without hanging up and reconnecting with the person on the call?
It's clear and simple to use. The fact that it integrates Messenger, text and Facebook chat is an amazing feature.
It's literally the one stop place for all messaging and it's an extremely useful and valuable feature.
One problem is that Skype messages don't appear here, instead they go to a separate app.
It makes sense to include Skype to the Messaging Hub.
Looking at the Messaging Hub and Skype app side by side, the layout and how you actually view messages is so much clearer on the Messaging Hub.
It's actually pointless having chat on the Skype app, and annoying that it's not integrated.
It drives me CRAZY when I'm chatting with someone on my computer and I'm getting all the notifications about that chat on my phone and on my tablet (if it happens to be on, of course). Can't you somehow make the entire Skype "aware" that you are at your computer so there's no need to send notifications to your other devices at that moment? Please, do something about it.
GDR 3.0 update finally enables custom notification sounds for apps. It would be awesome if Skype would use their own chat sound so we can know which app triggered a notification without even looking at the phone.
having a "sent delivered read" feature would be great as it would allow people to know if there message has got through to the person they sent it to, and on a mobile this is more important as you don't always know if you have a signal.
whatsapp, facebook and BBM are just a few examples that implement this well.
The duplication on a functional and visual standpoint is just messy and confusing. At least copy the Windows concept of linking if you're not able to integrate contacts.
The log-in for Skype is unintuitive. Maybe it's time to do away with the Skype log in and sensibly switch everything to Microsoft Account log in.
I find the Facebook log in pointless and seems to me just pandering to Facebook. Which is just bizarre. By adding another complication, it's diluting the message or concept of having one account across all services.
Please absorb Skype accounts with MS accounts and scrap the pointless and confusing Facebook log in.
Just like on the desktop app where I can add more people to a call, or directly form a group and call, I wish this feature would be made available on the windows phone as well.
It kinda amazed me something like this isn't in Skype yet but i really like apps like Twitter to give me the option to switch to a black theme, since my phone is black and the screen is a Amoled screen it saves me a lot of battery, Skype is my most used app but this doesn't allow me to switch to a black theme, it would really fit with the rest of the OS for me instead of "just another app"
SMS to mobiles is a must.
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Horizontal screen layout when typing in chat. Please create a separate idea for that. Send/Receive photos. Separate idea here
I'm using a lot the Skype App on Windows Phone and I'm disappointed because she perform less than the competitor plateforms.
I think if we have a windows phone is Skype must be a part of Windows Phone : The dialler must be Skype, the messaging app too, the video call also...
Skype is downloaded by every Windows Phone users so spare us memory and put it as default !
Also if the Skype color theme could be change if we swap the tiles that will be amazing.
On my Lumia 820, skype and wp8 fully updated, when someone calls and i pick up the app will say connecting forever and in some situations when i got back to the app it says resuming for so long that i have to quit it altogether. i dont know what is causing this but its very frustrating as i am a student living away from home and my family calls at random times and i need it to work on my phone so i can answer wherever i am. In other news, I got a Surface Pro 2 and the skype on that is very fluent but i cant seem to share screens or add people to a call.
Please, bring back the option to login with a Skype account alone. This is no longer possible on Windows Phone and Windows RT.
"4.1 Licence. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, nonsublicensable, non-assignable, free of charge license to download and install the Software on a personal computer, mobile phone or other device; and personally use the Software through your individual Skype or Qik user account (as applicable) (“User Account”). For the avoidance of doubt, (a) IT administrators working on behalf of a company may download and install the Skype Software onto personal computers or other devices used by personnel of such company; and (b) you are permitted to use the Software at a university or other educational institution, or at work. Skype reserves all rights not expressly granted to you under these Terms."
Your forcing us to create/use a Microsoft account in order to access our Skype account is also discriminatory. Users running Skype on Android, iOS, or Windows Desktop devices are not required to login with a Microsoft account.
While I appreciate the Skype team asking for suggestions on new features, the Skype experience is so horrible that I'd rather they focused solely on bug fixing than devote resources to adding more features. The syncing of messages and calls across devices is probably the worst compared to any other instant messaging client amongst all the mobile ecosystems and while I know the team is working on fundamental changes and becoming more cloud-based, which would help with syncing conversations across devices, this cannot be done faster. Any comparable client (Viber, for example, almost instantly syncs my conversations between my phone and desktop) beats Skype by miles in this aspect. Also, the notifications need to seriously be improved. I often don't get any notification at all for incoming calls or messages (I've kept Skype as one of the apps able to show a quick status on my lockscreen and even the functionality there is horrible), only for me to find multiple missed calls when I open the app.