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MSN Messenger to shut down in China October 31 in favor of Skype

Microsoft's MSN Messenger, also known as Windows Live Messenger, which shut down in most parts of the world in April 2013, will finally close for good on October 31. That's the date Microsoft has set for shutting down the messaging service in China, where it will be replaced by Skype. Livesino...
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Skype for Windows 8.1 update now allows users to edit sent messages

Microsoft has released a new update for Skype for Windows 8.1 users, which will now allow them to edit or delete text messages they have already sent out to their contacts. Microsoft says: "To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking...
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Skype group screen sharing now free for Windows desktop users

Microsoft is now allowing Skype Windows and Mac desktop users to enable group screen sharing for free for the first time, rather than needing a paid Skype premium subscription. Just in case you are not familiar with group screen sharing, Microsoft has a handy video that shows how it works....

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Tip: Windows Phone Skype users can share location when asked 'Where are you?'

The most recent update to the evolving Skype client for Windows Phone brought location sharing, a useful feature if you use Skype for frequent peer to peer messaging. Users can just tap the '+' sign and instead of sharing a photo, they can choose their position, creating a little map and a...
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Skype for Windows Phone 8/8.1 gets updated with location sharing and more

Microsoft has updated the Skype app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, adding a new location sharing feature for the first time, among other new features. In a blog post, Microsoft stated: "Location sharing lets you have an even better chat experience on the go. Seeing friends or family and...
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Skype update for Xbox One improves Snap mode and more

Skype on the Xbox One has just been updated. Fire up Skype on your Xbox One and you'll be prompted to grab the latest version. Today's update introduces a few new features like an enhanced Snap experience and photo viewing. Here's all what you get with Skype version 1.8 on the Xbox One: Photo...
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MSN Messenger to shut down in China October 31 in favor of Skype

Microsoft's MSN Messenger, also known as Windows Live Messenger, which shut down in most parts of the world in April 2013, will finally close for good on October 31. That's the date Microsoft has set for shutting down the messaging service in China, where it will be replaced by Skype. Livesino...
Soon Skype will only bother you on one device at a time

Skype relief is finally coming with notifications only on the device you're currently using

Skype will soon be doing more to curb notification noise on your devices. The company has announced a new feature, known as "active endpoint" that will contain chat notifications to the device that you're using, rather than alerting every single device. For instance, if you're chatting using...
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Skype for Windows 8.1 update now allows users to edit sent messages

Microsoft has released a new update for Skype for Windows 8.1 users, which will now allow them to edit or delete text messages they have already sent out to their contacts. Microsoft says: "To edit a message, select the message you want to edit or remove, by tapping on it or right clicking...
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Skype group screen sharing now free for Windows desktop users

Microsoft is now allowing Skype Windows and Mac desktop users to enable group screen sharing for free for the first time, rather than needing a paid Skype premium subscription. Just in case you are not familiar with group screen sharing, Microsoft has a handy video that shows how it works....
Microsoft discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7

Micosoft is retiering Skype for Windows Phone 7. It is no longer available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Additionally, users will find themselves unable to sign in within a few weeks, according to a post on the Skype blog: As a result, within the next few weeks, you'll no...
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Microsoft adds photo sharing and more to Skype for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

Microsoft is currently rolling out new updates for the Skype apps for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, adding a number of new features such photo sharing and more. Here's a quick list of what's been added to the apps with these updates, according to the official Skype blog, which bring the version...
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Skype adds free group calling support for Windows 8.1 Modern app

Microsoft has announced that the "Modern" Windows 8.1 Skype app now supports free group calling for the first time with its new 3.0 update. Microsoft added free group chat to the Windows desktop version of Skype, along with the Mac and Xbox One ports, back in April. In today's announcement,...

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