09-26-2014 12:23 PM
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  1. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Exactly what it says on the tin. And Skype sucks more tbf, there's no advantage to it anymore. MS failed to capitalize
    09-22-2014 10:13 AM
  2. Divjot Singh's Avatar
    If I could go to WhatsApp/Instagram/6Snap or any other IM/Social network right from the people hub , I would be so happy !
    09-22-2014 10:20 AM
  3. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Skype is for video calling, conferencing and messaging. Whatsapp isn't. Neither is Facebook. So it is moot point to even consider to compare them and choose between them.
    09-22-2014 10:21 AM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    I prefer Skype to all those services. I just wish Skype calls would work over Bluetooth....
    09-22-2014 10:27 AM
  5. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Why removing Skype, add the most popular (WhatsApp, telegram, Facebook) as an option in texting
    09-22-2014 10:34 AM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    If I could go to WhatsApp/Instagram/6Snap or any other IM/Social network right from the people hub , I would be so happy !
    You might like what Nokia figured out on the N9
    09-22-2014 10:34 AM
  7. dgr_874's Avatar
    Why not? They ditched all the other integration.
    09-22-2014 11:21 AM
  8. Westarmy's Avatar
    You might like what Nokia figured out on the N9
    What they do?
    09-22-2014 11:22 AM
  9. MameTozhio's Avatar
    They should add an API for it to hook into the messaging hub, and if it's enabled in the app (it would ask you like in the facebook app if you want to link it to the people hub), opening the app would bring you to the messaging hub and you'd be able to switch like you could with facebook and Skype messaging in WP8.
    09-22-2014 05:13 PM
  10. Medwynd's Avatar
    I don't know anyone that uses any of those apps on their mobile device. If they need to send someone a message they just text them.
    RumoredNow and cndspec like this.
    09-22-2014 09:46 PM
  11. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I don't know anyone that uses any of those apps on their mobile device. If they need to send someone a message they just text them.
    Translation: I don't know anyone that uses this. Therefore no one does. I mean its not like whatsapp has more users than Windows Phone and iOS at all. No sireee
    Jonnie LasVegas and myfyp2 like this.
    09-23-2014 09:12 AM
  12. Squachy's Avatar
    They ditched integration because they sucked and lacked features of a full fledged app (like stickers). And if they needed to fix something you had to wait for the OS to be updated which MS has been painfully slow with. There's obviously much they could have done to improve it but at the snails pace they were moving at it wasn't ever going to reach a point whet it would have been awesome. Look at the Facebook tie in right now in 8.1, it's still slow as crap to pull up any kind of news updates through the hub. I find it pointless when its faster to load the app and get the news there than it is to wait for the feds to show up in the hub. It doesn't help when the news updates seems to be broken lately.
    SumairB and neo158 like this.
    09-23-2014 09:21 AM
  13. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    This if crucial for me before I can recommend WP to any of my friends and family. It's one of the features that I think it's crazy to me missing from WP. Bout only those messaging apps, ANY messaging app should be able to join at least the sharing menu.
    09-23-2014 09:24 AM
  14. iamtim's Avatar
    Nah. Skype should be to Microsoft as iMessage is to Apple; however, Microsoft should first have to upgrade the Skype experience on WP to at least match - if not exceed - the experience on iOS. Which is heads and tails above WP. Just like all of MS's mobile apps.
    humanhowever and dgr_874 like this.
    09-23-2014 09:33 AM
  15. Johnny Tremaine's Avatar
    Nah. Skype should be to Microsoft as iMessage is to Apple; however, Microsoft should first have to upgrade the Skype experience on WP to at least match - if not exceed - the experience on iOS. Which is heads and tails above WP. Just like all of MS's mobile apps.
    Yeah, it's kind of ironic and funny (not ha-ha, but sad funny) that for the premier experience for Windows services (including touch Office) on a mobile device.....you should be buying an iPhone 6!
    iamtim and myfyp2 like this.
    09-23-2014 09:42 AM
  16. antsin3d's Avatar
    I just text, don't see the need for the others since I don't msg with people overseas a whole lot. I dislike Facebook and its many tentacles so I'd hate to have that as the default.
    anon6002755 and M L like this.
    09-23-2014 09:52 AM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    No.

    Don't get me ranting on how tired I am of having social media users trying to ram their favored service down my throat. Social media is optional, not mandatory.
    cndspec and badcat like this.
    09-23-2014 10:18 AM
  18. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    They ditched integration because they sucked and lacked features of a full fledged app (like stickers). And if they needed to fix something you had to wait for the OS to be updated which MS has been painfully slow with. There's obviously much they could have done to improve it but at the snails pace they were moving at it wasn't ever going to reach a point whet it would have been awesome. Look at the Facebook tie in right now in 8.1, it's still slow as crap to pull up any kind of news updates through the hub. I find it pointless when its faster to load the app and get the news there than it is to wait for the feds to show up in the hub. It doesn't help when the news updates seems to be broken lately.
    How about something like extensibility where the app can add itself into the hub or fees directly into the hub
    09-23-2014 02:45 PM
  19. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    No.

    Don't get me ranting on how tired I am of having social media users trying to ram their favored service down my throat. Social media is optional, not mandatory.
    Again. It is always optional, and options are good.
    09-23-2014 02:46 PM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Again. It is always optional, and options are good.
    The OP is talking about Microsoft putting resources into it. Read the title.

    IDK why there is a Facebook App I have to delete from a clean install. That is not optional. Microsoft authors that App. People whinging about Facebook is what made Microsoft author the App in the first place. People whinging about Facebook to get Microsoft to spend more time and programmer resources on Facebook makes me want to scream. I get upset that they want to try and ram Facebook down my throat.

    I want the option of never having to look at it if I so choose. Where is that option?

    If Facebook wanted you on their service as a Windows Phone user, they should invest the time and resources to build an App with the functions you want. How is it Microsoft's responsibility? We went around in another thread on this and no one can link a stat from a legit source showing how having working Facebook affects the phone purchase decision of a significant number of buyers. No one can come forward and state as a Facebook user what Facebook does that makes it so irreplaceable.

    Facebook users cry out how essential it is. Where is the proof that shows why Microsoft has to pump more time, money and effort into enriching Facebook? How is it not Facebook's problem from start to finish?

    I don't want my mobile OS spending resources on 3rd party services. I'm not sure why there is a Skype App authored by Microsoft either. If the 3rd party service won't author the App an independent developer should. If no one does, then how essential can it be?

    ​Microsoft should concentrate on the OS and let the 3rd party services worry about themselves.
    cndspec likes this.
    09-23-2014 03:35 PM
  21. msirapian's Avatar
    My answer is: nope. I don't want to use Whatsapp, I don't wan't to be identified by my phone number, I don't want to use FB. But we use Skype to contact my family-in-law abroad (Skype-to-Skype, pure audio as a phone call or video depending on their connection).

    And it works perfectly. I'd prefer MSFT to develop Skype and better integrate it to WP/Windows RT. And according to the updates we received these last few weeks, that's exactly what they are doing.
    09-23-2014 03:41 PM
  22. tgp's Avatar
    Microsoft should concentrate on the OS and let the 3rd party services worry about themselves.
    It should work that way. However, with WP it doesn't. The 3rd party services aren't worried about WP; for the most part they concentrate on iOS & Android. Facebook is one example where Microsoft has to step in because Facebook won't.
    humanhowever and myfyp2 like this.
    09-23-2014 03:43 PM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ...Facebook is one example where Microsoft has to step in because Facebook won't...
    But why do they HAVE to?

    Show me the stat. How many phone sales are lost due to Facebook non-integration?

    Users are confusing "I Want" with "Everybody Needs."

    I say end this farce that Facebook has started whereby people assume Facebook membership is some entitlement our forefathers shed blood to preserve.
    badcat and msirapian like this.
    09-23-2014 03:47 PM
  24. tgp's Avatar
    But why do they HAVE to?

    Show me the stat. How many phone sales are lost due to Facebook non-integration?

    Users are confusing "I Want" with "Everybody Needs."

    I say end this farce that Facebook has started whereby people assume Facebook membership is some entitlement our forefathers shed blood to preserve.
    Yes, we know that you don't like Facebook and don't think it's important. You made that very clear on another thread a few days ago. But not long ago, Google announced that that the Facebook app was the first non-Google app to hit 1 billion downloads on the Play Store. So it's not important?

    If there were no Facebook app on WP, it would just be another addition to the app gap. I use Facebook, but I could easily live without it on my phone. My wife, however, wouldn't touch a phone that didn't have it. And I don't have stats, but I dare say she's not the only one.

    If Facebook were not available on any phone, it wouldn't matter. But if it's available on iPhone & Android, but not WP, it's certainly going to make a difference. Not to you, but to lots of other people.

    I guess I'm not sure why you feel that any app not important to you shouldn't be important to anybody. We all have different desires. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm sure that there are a lot of apps I couldn't care less about that are very important to you. It works both ways.
    09-23-2014 03:53 PM
  25. Squachy's Avatar
    But why do they HAVE to?

    Show me the stat. How many phone sales are lost due to Facebook non-integration?

    Users are confusing "I Want" with "Everybody Needs."

    I say end this farce that Facebook has started whereby people assume Facebook membership is some entitlement our forefathers shed blood to preserve.
    It's not just Facebook, it's any of the big name apps. Facebook is probably the biggest name app along with YouTube, instagram and a few others. Ms made the fb app cuz Facebook itself won't. MS made a YouTube app cuz google keeps changing the rules and refuse to make one, and that had to get pulled cuz Google didn't like it. Basically ms has to start something to get support, or keep throwing money at the devs to pretty much buy support. They can't keep doing it forever. In all honesty I am perfectly fine with desktop browser versions of any of them since you get the full functionality that can be missing from the apps but that's not a viable alternative due to how small phones screens are.
    09-23-2014 04:16 PM
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