Skype has just updated its iOS app, making it much easier to merge Skype accounts with your Microsoft account.
Microsoft recently decided to phase out Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, finally putting the $8.5 billion acquisition to good use, which allows users to Skype with Messenger, Hotmail, and Outlook.com contacts.
To enjoy the update, users can sign into Skype with their Microsoft account and all the information, including history and contacts, will immediately be merged with their Skype account.
Knowing that iOS users are now accustomed to Emojicons, the update has included emoticons, both animated and stagnant, that can be placed in IMs on Retina-equipped devices.
As with any update, Skype has also included some bug fixes but neglected to specify which bugs have been fixed.
Skype allows you to make calls to other Skype users for free, but calls aren’t the only thing you can do with Skype. Its extensive features included IM chat with contacts, group chats, video calling, conference calling, file transfers and money transfers via PayPal. Skype lets you import your Outlook contacts into your Skype contact list and once their imported you can easily organize them into handy groups. A nice feature for people who don’t want to miss calls...
Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software. Starting in 1980 Microsoft formed a partnership with IBM allowing Microsoft to sell its software package with the computers IBM manufactured. Microsoft is widely used by professionals worldwide and largely dominates the American corporate market. Additionally, the company has ventured into hardware with consumer products such as the Zune and...