Xbox One Skype improved with better chat, fewer bugs

The update also adds contact filtering and a tutorial.

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Skype for Xbox One’s first update adds improved chat capability, contact filtering, a first time tutorial, and gets rid of several bugs, Skype has announced on its official blog.

The improved chat keeps conversations in sync across multiple devices, adds push notifications alerting you to new messages, and provides a longer chat history that can hold up to 1,000 messages, as opposed to just the past seven days.

The contact filtering update allows you to filter your contacts by who is online, making it easier to find those who are available to chat. A new first time tutorial will teach users how to use video calling and chatting using the Xbox One. Skype also said that it’s been listening to feedback and is working hard fix issues users have been experiencing.

Finally, the update adds new “hidden heroes” emoticons, which are based on characters from the upcoming movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Skype for Xbox One is limited to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. You can find out more about it by reading our previous coverage.

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