Skype gets its first update on Xbox One
The Xbox One's Skype app received its first update today, synchronizing chat across multiple devices, increasing the chat history, and adding a tutorial for first time users.
"We know that many of our users jump between using Skype on their PC to their phone and now to their living room. So we’ve been focused on enhancing this experience, keeping conversations in sync and reducing the number of missed messages to make your chat experience even better," explained Skype's Karen Tong. To that end, chat is now synchronized and comes iwth push notifications that alert you when a new message arrives. The chat history now shows up to 1,000 messages, rather than just the past seven days.
The update also adds the ability to filter your contacts by who is online and includes a first time tutorial for Xbox One owners who may be new to the application. Lastly, "hidden heroes" emoticons based on characters from Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be coming to Skype for Xbox One.
"In the past few months, we’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard to fix some of the issues our users have been experiencing," Tong concluded. "So keep telling us what you’re finding, and we’ll keep improving the experience to make Skype for Xbox One the best it can be."