Skype for Windows Phone 8 finally gets video messaging in latest update

It's been a long, long wait for Windows Phone 8 users of Skype in terms of wanting to use video messaging but today that wait is finally over. Skype has announced that it has added that much requested feature in the latest 2.10 version of the Windows Phone 8 app, which can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store.

The official Skype blog has the details on the new update, which states:

To record a video message, just open a conversation and tap +. Or if you can’t reach a contact by Skype call and choose to send them a video message instead, just tap the prompt and begin recording your message.

Skype, and its parent company Microsoft, started offering previews of video messaging on apps made for other platforms earlier this year and in June the feature came out of preview mode for the Windows and Mac desktop clients, along with the Modern Windows 8 app, and the iOS, Android and BlackBerry apps.

The new version of Windows Phone 8 for Skype also lets users access their settings from the home screen and throws in a number of unnamed bug fixes and improvements.

Source: Skype | Image via Skype

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Yeah... working on it.... Skype is taking way to long to implement basic features. So are many of MS's own apps.
Skype for desktop on Windows has always been horribly bloated and so much ' different' from any other IM client basically

Skype sucks the battery even empty while charging.. more important changes to be done on that client i think. at least on my 920

-adrian- said,
Skype sucks the battery even empty while charging.. more important changes to be done on that client i think. at least on my 920
My 1020 nor may older HTC 8x didn't have that problem. Are you sure there isn't something else going on with your phone?

Nothing on your phone should be using more power than the charger is providing. It sounds more like a faulty handset than a problem with skype.

lt8480 said,
Nothing on your phone should be using more power than the charger is providing. It sounds more like a faulty handset than a problem with skype.
I'd have to agree.

Sraf said,
Try uninstalling then reinstalling the app

It only made it worse, now I don't have Skype at all on my Lumia at all

I will try again in a few days, it's probably a buggy update.

Buendia said,

It only made it worse, now I don't have Skype at all on my Lumia at all

I will try again in a few days, it's probably a buggy update.

Weird, I updated my 920 today without any issue although my phone is an unbranded one and I have Amber. Not sure if this would make a difference though...

*Couldn't care less.

Don't know why some people say "could care less" when they mean the exact opposite. Don't it occur to you that it makes zero sense?? You're saying that you do care.

NoClipMode said,
*Couldn't care less.

Don't know why some people say "could care less" when they mean the exact opposite. Don't it occur to you that it makes zero sense?? You're saying that you do care.

You're right, I didn't type n't.

P.S. You said "Don't it" and used repeating question marks. I totally got what you meant. However, I felt it would be valuable to you if I pointed out your mistakes. Obviously we're turning in these posts to be published in national journals so we could end up looking foolish.

MrHumpty said,
P.S. You said "Don't it" and used repeating question marks. I totally got what you meant. However, I felt it would be valuable to you if I pointed out your mistakes. Obviously we're turning in these posts to be published in national journals so we could end up looking foolish.

He abused the grammar, your sentence on the other hand made NO sense at all…

MrHumpty said,
Obviously we're turning in these posts to be published in national journals so we could end up looking foolish.
Hopefully, when you do post your next national journal article, Mr. English, NoClipMode might have made an impact on you. Maybe you'll actually employ the phrase properly from now on!