1. rdubmu's Avatar
    Microsoft just put out an update for People, Calendar and Mail. It took away the Messaging Hub.

    If you go to your People hub in Windows 8.1, and click on send a message via Messenger, it will Open up Skype. I am not sure if this is a welcome change or not. I have been having issues with my Facebook contacts showing up and never know if I am chatting via messenger, Skype or Facebook.
    06-30-2013 02:10 PM
  2. spaulagain's Avatar
    Hmm, I'll have to take a look on my Surface when I get home.

    This is a good thing, they need to unify their messaging systems.
    rdubmu and ajst222 like this.
    06-30-2013 02:27 PM
  3. Jader Rubini's Avatar
    I fail to see how this can be a good change. Skype's integration with Facebook is a total mess!
    Since I updated my Surface to 8.1 I never received message notifications from Facebook again. My Facebook contacts don't show up in my contact list on Skype!
    Seems like Microsoft has killed one of the selling points of Windows 8, which is its nice integration with social networks.
    08-19-2013 07:55 PM
  4. Coreldan's Avatar
    That's frigging great, they destroyed probably my favourite part about Windows 8 -_- Skype doesn't work for this for me at all as we speak, there's no way for me to speak on Facebook with people through Skype.

    Not sure if I want to update my Surface to 8.1. at this time then, maybe when they fix this somehow, but snapped messaging hub is probably the most used thing on my Surface. I'm seriously pissed about this.

    Does anyone have any idea how to have Skype account for FB-contacts? Cos my Skype has never shown a single FB contact and still doesn't. Perhaps a 8.1. update for Skype is coming soon, but once again.. I'm furious about this.

    Hmmh, luckily though the new FB app is REALLY good, maybe I'll just update and use that as my new Messaging-hub, as I primarly used it for FB-chat anyways.
    Last edited by Coreldan; 10-18-2013 at 05:13 AM.
    10-18-2013 04:43 AM
  5. kumar_rajan5000's Avatar
    Just download the offical fb app..its now available for win 8.1
    10-18-2013 04:51 AM
  6. Coreldan's Avatar
    Just download the offical fb app..its now available for win 8.1
    Yeah you beat me to it, just edited that into my previous message before I noticed you posted this. It is indeed really good and probably a lot more reliable than the old hub too.
    10-18-2013 05:14 AM
  7. Rahulkumar31's Avatar
    Totally crap.. The older messaging hub was so great.. I used to show off this thing to anyone who ever questioned windows phone.. This was one of the best parts of windows phone... Seriously microsoft.. what were you thinking?
    04-17-2014 08:33 AM

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