1. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    It doesn't for me. Microsoft said during their WP8 launch event that Skype would run in the background so you don't have to have the app open to receive a video call. I tried doing just that, and it didn't work! What gives?!
    02-01-2013 06:11 PM
  2. MerlotC's Avatar
    It doesn't work for most people....still in beta.
    02-01-2013 06:22 PM
  3. the_icon12's Avatar
    Worked for me but it causes my screen to go blank for 10 min
    02-01-2013 06:26 PM
  4. TK2011's Avatar
    It does for me. It just doesn't show up in the task switcher view.
    02-01-2013 06:27 PM
  5. eric12341's Avatar
    Works for me, whenever someone calls I receive it as if it were a normal phone call, just like the Gwen Stefani 8X commercial.
    02-01-2013 06:30 PM
  6. travisel's Avatar
    I think Skype will be intergraded in to WP8.1 next month.

    Windows Phone 8.1 getting shown at:

    We still don't know the official name of WP8.1 yet?
    Microsoft is being hush hush on it.
    02-01-2013 06:31 PM
  7. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Works for me, whenever someone calls I receive it as if it were a normal phone call, just like the Gwen Stefani 8X commercial.
    How are you getting it to work?
    02-01-2013 06:42 PM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    can't wait... I'm like 75% success rate with toast notifications for messenger on skype.... works for a while then stops for no apparent reason. Sometimes starts back up but seems to need a uninstall and reinstall to get working fully again but haven't done it enough times to really know...
    02-01-2013 06:48 PM
  9. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Maybe I'll wait for the actual app.
    02-01-2013 09:19 PM
  10. LazySunday's Avatar
    Somehow Skype is working flawlessly for me... I'm always connected ( Well, there is no way you can log off from Skype in Beta once you installed on your phone) at work and home on wifi and data while driving... In fact it integrates pretty well with my car bluetooth system. I get the skype call as a regular phone call on my car speakers... Moreover, I'm not having any battery issues as the latest beta doesn't integrate the skype contacts with phone contacts which was the cause for earlier complaints of battery drain.

    I understand that it is still in beta, but it is so far working flawlessly for me... Yes many features need to be added on it. Let's hope that the final version is deeply integrated as MS promised last year. The moment it happens I'm gonna get rid of whatsapp..
    02-01-2013 09:36 PM
  11. eric12341's Avatar
    How are you getting it to work?
    I just logged in and rest was history, I also got it pinned to my start screen as a double wide tile and lock screen icon. I don't have it linked to my MS account yet so that could be it as well. Try uninstalling and reinstalling it.
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    02-01-2013 10:14 PM
  12. philpeeps's Avatar
    I have skype linked to my MS acccount and skype calls come in as a normal phone call. Haven't opened Skype in a month but got a skype call yesterday.
    02-01-2013 10:20 PM
  13. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    It says that some features are experimental, so I guess it may not work on some devices.
    02-01-2013 10:52 PM
  14. Techno-Freak's Avatar
    Some good news for you guys waiting for Skype to let switch users or logout on WP 8. They're also bringing back the integration with People Hub, which was temporarily disabled due to sync issues.

    Switching Users and Logging Out - Skype Community

    People Hub Integration - Skype Community
    02-02-2013 04:25 AM

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