Skype for Xbox One update adds photo viewing and enhanced snap experience

Microsoft has rolled out an update to Skype on the Xbox One which brings it up to version 1.8 and adds messenger snapping; back in May this feature was introduced for video calls and now users aren't forced to go full screen with messages or notifications as you can see in the above image.

Additionally, Skype 1.8 for Xbox One allows viewing of photos sent from mobile phones on Skype for Xbox One. Skype users from Windows Phone, Android and iOS mobile devices can now share pictures with Skype for Xbox One users either in a 1:1 or group chat. If there are multiple photos being shared, you can start a slide show to view all the photos, right on your large screen.

Other enhancements include:

  • You can now answer a call in Snap mode while using other apps using voice controls. This means, if you’re watching TV or playing a game and you get a Skype call, when you say “Xbox answer,” the call will automatically Snap, and won’t interrupt your TV or gaming experience. Or, if you prefer, you can also change your Skype settings to answer a call in full screen.
  • Now, you can view your recent and favorite contacts and make calls directly from Skype in Snap mode instead of having to go into the full screen Skype experience.
  • You’ll also see previews of messages you may have received while Skype is Snapped, and easily go to full screen to respond.

You will be prompted to get the update simply by firing up Skype on your Xbox One console.

Source & Image: Skype

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