Skype for Windows Phone 2.9 ships with two notable changes, an improved Home Screen and new People List Filter.
The People List Filter has been implemented as a direct result of user
feedback, with Microsoft responding to user wishes to have the option of
splitting Windows Phone contacts from Skype contacts in the Skype
With version 2.9 users can now filter this view to show all contacts,
Skype contacts only or just available contacts. It also comes with an
improved home screen that allows users to pivot through app functions.
In addition, the Favorite Contact tiles have been made smaller to allow
three to be seen on-screen at once.
The update is rounded off with the usual unspecified performance tweaks
and general bug fixes, and follows a week after both Mac and Windows
desktop versions were updated to version 6.7.
Skype for Mac 6.7
came with an overhauled search tool that makes finding conversations,
contacts and phone numbers simpler than ever. The new build also
resolved a number of issues include one that saw messages sent to a
Facebook contact showing up more than once.
The Windows build, Skype for Desktop 6.7,
was a more minor refresh, promising a sharper user interface with
support for high-contrast mode to go with a number of – again –
unspecified improvements and fixes.
Skype for Windows Phone 2.9, Skype for Mac 6.7 and Skype for Desktop 6.7 are all available as free downloads for the relevant platforms, along with Skype for iPhone 4.9, Skype for iPad 4.9 and Skype for Android 4.0.