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Skype on Xbox One Updated

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Skype on Xbox One has now had an update to improve some of the features available. A full run down of the update was listed on the Skype Blog and includes:

Improved Chat: We know that many of our users jump between using Skype on their PC to their phone and now to their living room. So we’ve been focused on enhancing this experience, keeping conversations in sync and reducing the number of missed messages to make your chat experience even better. Improved chat is now synchronized and comes with push notifications, alerting you when a new message arrives, and providing a longer chat history – up to 1,000 messages, rather than just the past 7 days.

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Emoticons: As you might have seen earlier today, Skype chat now has new “hidden heroes” emoticons based on characters from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to convey even more action-packed emotion with your Skype friends. These limited-edition emoticons will also be coming to Skype for Xbox One.

Contact Filtering: With this update, you’ll have the ability to filter your contacts by who is online, so you won’t have to scroll through your entire contacts list to find someone to chat with.

First Time Tutorial: If you’re new to Skype for Xbox One, never fear! We’ve created a tutorial for first time users to make learning the ins and outs of video calling and chatting in your living room easier than ever.

Swatting Bugs: In the past few months, we’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard to fix some of the issues our users have been experiencing. So keep telling us what you’re finding, and we’ll keep improving the experience to make Skype for Xbox One the best it can be.

Via: Skype

Cross-Platform Chat for Xbox One and Xbox 360 May Not Be Possible

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Did it ever cross your mind that maybe chatting to friends on an Xbox 360 whilst you are using an Xbox One might never be possible? Keep in mind that the original Xbox and Xbox 360 also didn’t share the features of Xbox LIVE before a “rant-off” is on your mind.

Major Nelson addressed the question via Reddit:

…based on what I know of the voice system, I would be surprised if this was possible. The Xbox One uses an all new wide bandwidth (read: better voice quality) CODEC, so I doubt they are compatible.

I originally thought that since Skype was powering all chat features for the new Xbox One and that the current Xbox 360 does not hook into that system might possibly be a reason. However the issue is CODEC’s. If you’re friends are not buying Xbox One’s for “whatever” reasons, best start saying your farewells come November.

Merry Christmas!