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Register a Windows Phone URI Scheme

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Status: Implemented
Status: Implemented

Register a Windows Phone URI scheme so that developers can launch skype from their app (described here). The URI should support the ability to start a call. e.g. skype:[username|phonenumber][?action] where action is something like call, chat, etc.

This has already been mentioned in the Windows Phone developer forums here and here.

Casual Tourist


Community Manager Emeritus
Status changed to: Under consideration

Absolutely needed.  Without it users have an inconsistent experience when they try to click Skype links on websites, and other apps can't launch skype either.


What a shame that Microsoft's own platform is yet again not supported as well as others (iOS and Android support Uris)

Community Manager Emeritus
Status changed to: Implemented

Skype URI is now supported by the latest Skype for Windows Phone. See here: