Skype announces the new Skype for Windows 8, featuring sleek and modern design and available with the launch of Windows 8 on October 26.
Oct. 22, 2012 – Skype announced Skype for Windows 8 today, bringing together popular Skype features and the new design of Windows 8.
The release focuses on delivering an experience that is simpler, faster and easier to use. Skype for Windows 8 includes top Skype features like IM, audio and video calls. It also takes advantage of some of the new features and functionality of Windows 8 that put people front and center; including integration in to the People Hub, ability to pin favorite contacts as a tile for easy access and the Skype Live Tile that shows messages and notifications right on the Start Screen.
About the image: Windows 8 Start Screen With Skype IM Notification. Skype for Windows 8 allows you to see Skype IM notifications right on your Start screen.
About the image: Skype Home Screen. The Skype home screen helps you navigate recent activity, contacts and favorites all in one place.