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Skype 2.19 update for Windows Phone 8.1 brings Cortana integration & many other improvements. Full changelog.

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Microsoft has announced Skype 2.19 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. The update brings Cortana integration to devices running Windows Phone 8.1 along with many other improvements for both Windows Phone 8 / 8.1. These include more language support, better notifications, action center support, edit last message and Fast app resume.

Full Changelog:

Easily start Skype calls on the go with Windows Phone 8.1

  • Start Skype calls on the go with Cortana:

Cortana is the new personal assistant on Windows Phone 8.1 who keeps you closer to the people and things who matter most. Now you can start Skype video and audio calls by simply asking Cortana something like “Skype get Lara Kingwell on the screen”. Cortana is currently available in the US on Windows Phone 8.1.

  • See your Skype notifications in the Action Centre:

Swipe down in Windows Phone 8.1 to see your email, text, social media and now Skype updates in the Action Center.

An experience centered on your conversations

  • Increased language support:

In version 2.19 we’ve increased the language support from 19 to 51 languages, meaning that even more people can connect on Skype for Windows Phone than ever before. Read more on the Skype Support page.

  • Edit message:

In response to user feedback, we’ve included the ability to edit your last sent message.

  • Improved notifications and fast app resume:

We’ve improved the performance of push notifications, to get you quickly back into the conversations you care about.

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