Skype Update for Windows Phone Brings Location Sharing

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Big news for all Windows Phone users currently hooked to Skype. According to reports, Microsoft has started rolling out an update for its Skype app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms. The new update, as expected, brings a host of changes and upgrades to the front.

The new Skype version 2.22 for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 offers the 'save picture', 'notification controls for individual conversations' and the 'location sharing' features. But of all, the location sharing is most notable.

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Skype Update for Windows Phone Brings Location Sharing

"Location sharing lets you have an even better chat experience on the go. Seeing friends or family and want to tell them where to meet you? Simply use this new feature to send them a Bing map of your location, pinpointing exactly where you are," states the official Skype blog post.

With the new update, users can now share their locations directly from the chat window by tapping on the + icon and selecting Share location with people who are in the conversation. Users on the other side would then see a Bing map that will show the exact location of the user.

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Also, users can now save images from a chat certain conversation onto their handsets just by tapping on the image and navigating to the Save Photo option. You will find the option under the More menu. Apart from that, you could also control notifications for individual conversations with the new update.

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Note that the new update is only Windows Phone exclusive and is yet to head over to the Android and iOS platforms. You could download the newly updated Skype from the Windows Phone Store.

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