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Microsoft is beta testing a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.
A Skype for Windows Phone update integrates the virtual assistant. You can make a call by saying. "Skype, get Mom on the screen," Microsoft says.
Skype Translator currently supports about 40 languages and is expected to roll out later this year as a Windows 8 beta.
Although the official launch is still to come, Skype invites users on three platforms to test a new video-messaging feature.
Baked into Skype's mobile and desktop apps, the new video-messaging feature has emerged from beta mode and is now available for everyone.
The feature lets you send clips of up to three minutes long to a Skype contact.
Slowly but surely, Skype is becoming more integrated with other Microsoft properties such as Live Messenger, Hotmail, Xbox and Outlook.com.
The company is forging ahead in moving its Messenger user base to Skype. Here's the updated timeline for its aggressive plan.
The Skype team is planning to replace the Messenger instant-messaging client with Skype messaging a lot sooner than many expected.
Skype released an update today for its Windows Phone app, adding some improvements while fixing some known issues.