When I leave Skype in background my status is offline.when I return to Skype program automatically sign me back.it's too difficult to chat with people in contact.
I use window phone mango 7.5 device HTC hd7.
agree, this function seems to be missing entirely in the current version (0.2.0.1)
Really important feature to have (currently iOS allows voice calling in background, but hold video stream while operating in background which is annoying). Would really like to be able to stay signed on and receive calls on my WP7 phone, etc. Hope it gets added in soon!
[Samsung Focus S]
I am guessing that since Microsoft purchased Skype that the Skype application will get some elevated priveleges. It seems kind of pointless to have to have the Skype WP7 application running in the foreground to be able to use it. You should be able to just make it a live tile and hook into the rest of the device to make it work just like a *gasp* phone!
No background execution or even push notifications of new messages makes this useless as an IM and video chat app. I'd like to see this just integrated into the Messaging hub like my Facebook is.