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For all of my Windows Phone friends, the Messaging Hub is one of the best features of the OS.

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.
Status: Implemented/Solved

The Skype Integrated apps that are part of Windows 10 Mobile now surface Skype contacts and offer Skype messaging right from the people list. You can learn more about Windows 10 here:

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.

Status: Implemented/Solved

This feature has been rolled out now. Thanks for your support.


Here's some more info on how it works:

file transfer

Status: Implemented/Solved
by tibal32 on ‎08-10-2013 08:00
I would really appreciate if you guys work on the file transfer for WP8. It would really enhance the user experience besides it is a must, a lot of ppl use it to transfer important files be it educational, professional or of sentimental value. I would personally enjoy to share and receive photos with my friends on the go not having to get home to see what they send or for me to send something to them. Ur part of the microsoft family now and the lumia series is in there too, that's a great opportunity to experiment and enhance the skype mobile experience. Also it would ve awesome if u guys worked on a conference call feature! That would be amazingly cool. I know you guys must be working really hard but I've feel the skype app is lacking those mayor features.
Status: Implemented/Solved
We have implemented photo sharing in Skype 2.21 for Windows Phone available today. Read more about it here:

Create an universal app ASAP

Status: New Idea
by Gayabaru on ‎06-01-2016 12:45

Create an universal app wich has all the options availably on the other platforms and make it even better ASAP so we can enjoy Skype again

Add animated GIF support in chats

Status: Future possibility
by nognats on ‎13-12-2013 20:45 - last edited on ‎11-04-2014 20:50 by Community Manager Community Manager

Put gifs natively in chat! That would be AWESOME.

Status: Future possibility

It's on our list if items to add in future updates. Please share your support for this idea if you want to see it prioritized higher.

Using Skype on Windows Phone and Surface (as well on my desktop pc) it's now obvious to me that Skype contacts need to be merged with my Messenger contacts.

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.
I would really like to see a very high level of integration into the core functions of the OS. Integrating the contacts was a great step for this but the app feels under powered compared to the desktop version and it absolutely feels like an add in instead of tightly part of the experience.
Status: Implemented/Solved

The Skype Integrated apps that are part of Windows 10 Mobile now surface Skype contacts and offer Skype messaging right from the people list. Text and Skype messages are now combined into the "Messaging" app.

You can learn more about Windows 10 here:

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.

Status: Implemented/Solved

This indeed is implemented since version Skype 2.22 for Windows Phone. Thanks for submitting and supporting the idea.

For example I say ''tell July to pick up milk from the store next time I talk to her'' and then Cortana could also remind me when I write to her on Skype.

Status: Not right now

A great idea to leverage for the Messaging app integration in Windows 10 and improve the Cortana experience. Best to file this request as part of the "Windows Insider" program though as that's where Cortana improvements are captured these days:

Vote to kick

Status: New Idea
by Emiel9999 on ‎20-11-2015 23:10
The idea is to add a command like /vkick = vote kick
And it requires all group members but one to vote to kick someone.

Enable Screen Rotation

Status: Duplicate
by Risto40 on ‎13-07-2015 17:43

Please introduce Screen Rotation option. It could be automatic according to how the phone is held in hand or via button e.g. rotate my screen by 90 degrees. It is much easier (quicker typing plus less grammar mistakes) to type when holding a phone in landscape mode as the keyboard would be significantly larger.

Status: Duplicate

This is a duplicate of Please vote for that idea to show your support.

messaging: sent delivered read

Status: Under consideration
by Boleman on ‎28-11-2013 17:25 - last edited on ‎17-04-2014 08:34 by Community Manager Community Manager

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. 

Allow starting group calls on phone

Status: Future possibility
by westeros on ‎27-10-2013 18:07 - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 11:26 by Community Manager Community Manager

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.

Skype WiFi

Status: Future possibility
by lzk987 on ‎08-10-2013 19:49

Skype WiFi will be useful on Windows Phone 8 and 7.X


Transparent Live Tile

Status: Future possibility
by lmassnoriega on ‎06-08-2014 19:09

To meet Windows Phone 8.1 new features, should be great to have Skype live tile like other apps to match the user background.

Status: Future possibility

It's on our list if items to add in future updates. Please share your support for this idea if you want to see it prioritized higher.

Use the phones accent color on your live tile

Status: Under consideration
by norwayfrank ‎16-04-2014 12:30 - edited ‎16-04-2014 12:31

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


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.

Send SMS from Skype to phone numbers

Status: Future possibility
by on ‎08-10-2013 09:18 - last edited on ‎10-10-2013 15:37 by Community Manager Community Manager

SMS to mobiles is a must.


[Following part edited by Moderator]

Horizontal screen layout when typing in chat. Please create a separate idea for that.

Send/Receive photos. Separate idea here

Share to Skype

Status: Future possibility
by on ‎19-09-2014 19:21

Yes, I can send photos via Skype. And this is great.


But suppose I'm in the Photos Hub, see a photo and want to share it to someone. I need to open Skype, find the photo again and them send it.


I'd like to be able to use the standard Windows Phone "share" option.

When sharing a picture, I'd like to select Skype right from the list of apps that pops up.

Status: Future possibility

This would be the next evolution of the "Send picture" functionality we've released two versions ago. It's on our to-do-list already.

Add landscape viewing mode support for chats

Status: Under consideration
by Lowflyin on ‎11-12-2013 02:17 - last edited on ‎16-12-2013 13:28 by Community Manager Community Manager

Please allow the user to pick what viewing mode they want instead of.forcing them to use portrait mode for chat. It's too hard to type in portrait mode.

Add Voicemail support

Status: Under consideration
by FDMS on ‎27-10-2013 19:09

As the title says, I would like to see Voicemail support in the Skype app for Windows Phone 8.


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