1. rdubmu's Avatar
    Orginally suggested by Surfacedue, these are the steps to have the messaging app in Windows 8.1 reappear.
    1. uninstall the mail app, this will uninstall the people, mail and calendar apps
    2. go to the Windows Store App and search for mail, you should see one of the options is mail, calendar, people..ect
    3. Install the the app, and messaging app will be reinstalled with this.
    4. You might need to go into email and any email that is an exchange account, you will need to reenter in your password and accept any restrictions.



    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.
    It re-appeared after one time of uninstalling and reinstalling for me.

    I hope this helps!
    crash1989 likes this.
    06-27-2013 07:16 PM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Nice! I can't try it because I haven't updated to 8.1 yet, but it sounds really nice! :D
    06-28-2013 08:42 AM
  3. ejb222's Avatar
    I heard Skype was going to replace the messaging app. That's why it's not included in 8.1 preview
    06-28-2013 03:30 PM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    I heard Skype was going to replace the messaging app. That's why it's not included in 8.1 preview
    I don't think this is the case. It could be or maybe Skype will be integrated into the messaging hub.
    stevearsenault likes this.
    06-28-2013 03:48 PM
  5. DonnaxNL's Avatar
    No, with the update of today is it official: RIP Messaging app :(
    It's now called 'Mail, Calendar and People' (only viewable in Windows Store itself)
    rdubmu likes this.
    06-29-2013 08:06 AM
  6. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Unstuck at OP's request.
    06-30-2013 01:17 PM
  7. rdubmu's Avatar
    Unstuck at OP's request.
    Thank you Daniel.


    This is no longer a fix. Skype is now integrated into the People Hub. If you click on send a message via messenger, it opens up Skype.
    06-30-2013 01:20 PM

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