1. jabz9's Avatar
    Has anyone been using the Skype integration on Windows 10? If so, how is it?
    11-15-2015 05:58 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    The messaging feature? works well enough for basic messaging needs, but wouldn't be great for a power user..

    For example, adding attachments isn't possible yet
    11-15-2015 06:13 PM
  3. jabz9's Avatar
    The messaging feature? works well enough for basic messaging needs, but wouldn't be great for a power user..

    For example, adding attachments isn't possible yet
    Does it work with texting yet?
    11-15-2015 07:30 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    You can send texts using cortana but no way to view the incoming texts as of yet
    11-15-2015 07:32 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Moved to appropriate area...

    Windows 10 How-To Guides is for write ups of prepackaged solutions... Not for leading questions on issues not yet resolved.
    11-15-2015 09:04 PM
  6. jabz9's Avatar
    You can send texts using cortana but no way to view the incoming texts as of yet
    On any phone or just windows phone?
    11-16-2015 11:22 AM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    Since the feature needs cortana, I'm going to say that for now this only works for wp. If you have an android phone with cortana on it, you could try and check :) but I think you would still need to use the same credentials for the phone and pc (email address you use to log into the pc should be the same for the phone) for this to work
    11-16-2015 11:06 PM
  8. Bobvfr's Avatar
    On any phone or just windows phone?
    You need to be careful to state platforms, on my phone Skype IM's and text messages sit side by side, but at the moment the PC's don't know anything about texts yet.
    11-25-2015 12:48 PM
  9. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Just tried an experiment on my HP Stream 7, I un-installed every reference to Skype, so Skype desktop, Skype translator, get skype.

    I left the three new apps and it all works no problems, so if anyone asks "Do you need Skype to use the apps" the answer would be no, but you obviously would need a Skype account.
    11-25-2015 01:08 PM
  10. TortugaOnline's Avatar
    Yes. It is still very basic but works well on PC. On Windows 10 Mobile it is quite strange. It is unable to find some of my Skype contacts so I can't send them messages. I still have to go the old Skype App. After that I can even see my send messages in the new app, but it doesn't allow me to write from there... Maybe it's the app that still needs some improvement on Win10M.
    11-28-2015 04:06 PM
  11. Bobvfr's Avatar
    It is "Sold" as a preview so very much early days, I have it now working across all my devices (My desktop couldn't see any contacts, but the latest upgrade sorted that) and given it's limitations, it works.

    On my desktop it is a bit pointless as I have desktop Skype with Outlook 2016 and can do pretty much everything I want to, but even on my Surface Pro 3 the new apps are better than the desktop program, and on the Stream it works, the desktop program was useless.

    Once you have the contacts sorted and linked you make initial contact with people through the messaging or Skype Video apps, the apps themselves are not the place for the contacts. Easy to swap sending Skype IM's to normal texts and vice a versa in the phone, will be good when texting from PC comes in apart from the Cortana driven option (She makes me laugh every time I test it, she is so thick that woman)..

    As mentioned it's early days but showing promise.
    TechAbstract likes this.
    11-28-2015 04:57 PM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    Yes. It is still very basic but works well on PC. On Windows 10 Mobile it is quite strange. It is unable to find some of my Skype contacts so I can't send them messages. I still have to go the old Skype App. After that I can even see my send messages in the new app, but it doesn't allow me to write from there... Maybe it's the app that still needs some improvement on Win10M.
    I've found out what the issue is, you need to install the Skype app and switch on People Hub sync. Unfortunately the sync is incredibly slow but eventually all the contacts show up and have Microsoft Messaging listed in their contact on your phone, once this happens you can merge the contacts and use the Skype integration.
    01-21-2016 01:57 PM
  13. TortugaOnline's Avatar
    I've found out what the issue is, you need to install the Skype app and switch on People Hub sync. Unfortunately the sync is incredibly slow but eventually all the contacts show up and have Microsoft Messaging listed in their contact on your phone, once this happens you can merge the contacts and use the Skype integration.
    Thanks! Yes, it is really slow. All my contacts finally showed up. It took like a week or so. But it finally worked out.

    I really like the idea of the new integrated Skype. Unfortunately I had to log out off my Skype account because the messaging app has a huge battery drain. Tried to restart the phone, tried to log out and log in again, but it didn't work. I hope some future update will fix that.
    01-22-2016 11:07 AM

Similar Threads

  1. How do I get my activation code for my HTC 8x?
    By Windows Central Question in forum HTC 8X
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-23-2016, 03:56 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2016, 01:03 AM
  3. GAME Reward now has a full universal Windows 10 app for PC and Mobile
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-11-2016, 01:42 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD