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    Anyone notice that the instant messenger app that was bundled with the Mail, Calendar, and People apps is no longer available in 8.1?? Thoughts? Was this moved into Skype?
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    Doesn't look like it was integrated in Skype...if this app is truly gone, I will be severely disappointed...
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    Yea i realized it went poof for me too. (and since they enabled snap for lower resolutions, i was looking forward to using it.)
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    i'm having all kinds of email issues w/ the preview up date, but after the third time of uninstalling the suite of email, calendar, et cetera app, the messaging app appeared out of nowhere. looks like the messaging app is a part of 8.1.
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    Looks like it's gone but to be honest it doesn't bother me. I never really liked it and would never stay disconnected from Facebook despite repeatedly changing the setting.
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    Most of the time it was kind of annoying and I had a hard time figuring out how to shut it off. At the same time, I did like the idea of it being built in - I don't have a Surface, but I could see it being useful then. Ah well. They must have decided to scrap it rather than fix/improve it.
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    I had problems with the messaging app also, so I don't really miss it.
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    My guess is that it will return in the next few updates with Google Hangouts integration (as the one on Outlook.com).
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfacedude View Post
    i'm having all kinds of email issues w/ the preview up date, but after the third time of uninstalling the suite of email, calendar, et cetera app, the messaging app appeared out of nowhere. looks like the messaging app is a part of 8.1.
    This worked for me as well, and thank you for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0rf3us View Post
    Doesn't look like it was integrated in Skype...if this app is truly gone, I will be severely disappointed...
    the Skype app has the exact same functionality in the modern app and the desktop app. Just link your fb account ir whatever to it and start chatting. Also the modern app when docked to the side looks almost identical to the messaging app except its not purple.
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    not sure if people saw my post, but after unstalling and re-installing the mail app suite, the messaging app came back. i think there might have been a bug or something, but now i have the messaging app and it's working fine. anyone else get the messaging app back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfacedude View Post
    not sure if people saw my post, but after unstalling and re-installing the mail app suite, the messaging app came back. i think there might have been a bug or something, but now i have the messaging app and it's working fine. anyone else get the messaging app back?
    One thing I noticed was that in the PC settings, it listed the communication apps as only Mail, Calendar, and People. I'm inclined to think this was actually intentional seeing as the Messaging app still only supports the 1/3 width for split screen, so they haven't actually updated it like they have with the other apps.
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    I'm surprised to see people missing it. I could never get it to work properly with Facebook chat, and that's pretty much the only use I had for it.
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    the metro Skype and the desktop version are different im able to chat with my facebook friends on desktop one but in the metro one I cant even see whos online
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    I don't miss it. It was a complete waste of space on W8 RT -- Only externally worked with facebook and even then it would never truly shut off even when I tried to disable facebook chat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Mendez1 View Post
    the metro Skype and the desktop version are different im able to chat with my facebook friends on desktop one but in the metro one I cant even see whos online
    I agree, the metro version is pretty bad.
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    Anyone else feel like these updates are actually making Windows worse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Archambault1 View Post
    Anyone else feel like these updates are actually making Windows worse?



    why do you think this? #1 all u have to do is uninstall and reinstall the app and this is like a beta version. This isn't a official release yet.







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    Anyone else feel like these updates are actually making Windows worse?
    8.1 is not an update, its a preview (read: beta) available for an early look. If you aren't okay with beta software or having features that might change, don't use it.

    There are some things that I don't like about 8.1, but also some that I do. I'll wait for the final version to decide how I feel, I'm betting that it will end up pretty good.
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    I was up until 2:30 trying to figure out why I couldn't see my Facebook contacts through the Skype app. Using the desktop version of Skype, I see everyone. On Windows 8 and WP8, I only see Messenger contacts. Do these apps just not have that functionality built in? How stupid. This is despite the fact that when I log in to my account at skype.com, I see that both my Microsoft Account and Facebook account are linked.

    I am a true follow and believer in Microsoft, but the whole BS with Skype really bites me sideways.
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    Makes sense. I noticed that the Messenger app disappeared again when I restarted my PC, as well.
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    The People app now has Skype integration. I think this is how they want you to message your contacts. You can even use Skype to send an SMS message (I have a Skype number, so that might be why). I do not see a way to send a Facebook message in the People app, though. Maybe they are anticipating the official Facebook app.

    Update: Never mind. I thought it was a new feature, but the People app looks the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derDaniel View Post
    When you think about it, the Messaging app only allowed two types of account: Facebook and Messenger. If Messenger goes away and they provide an official Facebook app, then there will be no use for the Messenger app.
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    how did you get the app to appear again?

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