Skype update details finally revealed, removal of People Hub integration temporary

Yesterday the Skype app for Windows Phone received an update, but there was no changelog included. Finally today Skype has released a list of changes made to the app in the 2.1 update. The biggest thing is actually the removal of a feature. In this update Skype has removed integration with the People Hub due to device stability, They are working with Windows Phone to get the problem sorted out.

Other changes in 2.1 include improved reliability of presence and notifications when the app is closed, improved call reliability, and they fixed some chat timestamp issues. Autocomplete/correct is now available in the chat keyboard, and buddies from Live messenger are included in the people list. All in all this is a very nice update as long as missing the People Hub integration isn’t a deal breaker. This is one reason why we wish Microsoft would implement some way for developers to easily post changelogs in app updates, like how Google does in the Play Store.

[via Skype]


  • Fred931

    I never use Skype and I have no idea what I’m missing.

  • JSYOUNG571

    At first I was mad that Windows Phone 7.5 owners didn’t get the Skype integration into our phones, instead we were stuck with a half baked Skype application full of bugs. Now that I see Windows Phone 8 owners being used as Beta tester for Skype integration for Windows Phone 9, I am not mad. It just goes to show you, after 2 years Microsoft still can’t get it right.

  • http://winsource.com/ Joe Fedewa

    It’s not a big deal at all, bro. Relax.

  • Fred931

    Haters gotta hate so haters gonna hate.

    In my opinion, updates for WP8 so far in general have been better than I have seen with several other programs/games I have used, in the sense that I actually remember there is a problem as it is fixed, rather than actually forgetting about among a slew of other issues, when, suddenly, there is a fix for this thing I sure didn’t know about…

    This one racing MMO I played in 2010/2011 promised to finish a closed-off section of the free-roam world that had been inaccessible since the start of the game about 1 1/2 years after launch.. So, two-and-a-half years later, guess what’s still closed off?