Windows 8 Skype app updated with better snap view

Microsoft launched the Skype app for Windows 8 close to the launch of Windows 8 itself. In November, the app got an update that added some new features, including the ability to make calls to Skype messenger contacts. Today, Skype for Windows 8 got another update and this one aims to improve using it in "snap view"

The Windows Store website has the release notes for the app, which says that it now has "enhanced Snap view for smarter multi-tasking." In reality, this means the Skype app now has a truly functional way to "snap" it to either the left or right side of the screen while you use another Windows 8 app.

This will let users conduct video chats or type in IM chat mode with Skype while in snap view. It's certainly a welcome improvement and we wonder why Microsoft and the Skype team didn't have this fully functional when the app was first released.

The release notes also state this update has some performance improvements along with some unnamed but general bug fixes. If you use Skype a lot on your Windows 8 PC or your Microsoft Surface tablet, this is pretty much a required update.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Microsoft

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