Skype For Windows Phone 8 Now Available (With Background Notifications, Too)

By Kat Hannaford on at

While the lack of Spotify and Instagram apps has meant I've not changed over to Windows Phone 8 myself, if you're equally as addicted to Skype, then you've got no reason not to switch platforms, as an early preview version of the VoIP app is available from today.

Features (in the high-design, slick-looking) app include integration with WP8's people hub; compatibility with your Windows Live Messenger contacts, and the ability to receive calls and notifications when the app is closed.

As with any early builds, don't expect this version to be as finely-tweaked as you might want, but rest assured that Skype will notify you when the next version is available to download. [Skype]