Skype for Windows 8 at a Glance
This October 26 goes on sale Microsoft operating system, Windows 8, and with it comes the highly anticipated new version of skype which renews its interface to be 100% compatible with the style “Metro”.
We already set up our version, we tested and now we’ll tell you why this is the new Skype for Windows 8 and the new features and functions it incorporates.
Downloading and installing
First of all, you must download Skype from the app store for Windows. Chances are that the app appears in Featured, so it will be easy to locate. Otherwise, you must go to the Social section, which is classified.
I remember that Skype is only available in final versions of Windows 8. The free trials are not available.
After completing the installation, Skype will welcome you and ask you for permission to access your camera and microphone, as well as asking if you want to run in the background.
After entering the account data, signed into the new Skype and you’ll find a complete and revamped interface where you can see your contacts, all your favorites and call history and recent messages.
You can also enter to configure the application to control, for example, the volume of the microphone, select a camera, automatic choices, etc. It is very similar to the classic seen in desktop version.
From the main menu, if you click on your name which is located towards the upper right side of the app, you have access to change your profile picture, your message out and change your status. This time, you can only switch between connected and invisible because the application only supports these two states.
Over here we have the new keypad to make calls, including a history of recent calls. Also gives you options to buy credit for your account.
And how is the interface when receiving a call or video call? It looks Assisi:
And this is the interface at the time of doing a video call.
During a video call, you have the freedom to move your own image to the place you want to if you do not where it currently accommodates. You can also split the screen so you can chat while watching your friend (a) very similar to this:
Another thing to note is that in every minute you will chat and notifications of incoming calls, but Windows Metro style.
Personally I liked this new version of Skype for Windows 8, certainly do what he promised, and works very well and is quite stable. So if you are using Skype and Windows 8 final, worth a try.Tags: Meter, Microsoft, skype, Video calls, VoIP, Windows 8