People Hub Skype Integration, WP8 People Hub, Windows Phone 8 Contacts

Microsoft‘s latest update for its Windows Phone 8 OS, an update issued today, has come with a number of improvements, including improvements to the keyboard autocomplete and autocorrect and notifications for Windows Live Messenger bubbles. However, one change of note that may be something to consider before installing the update is the fact that Microsoft has “temporarily” disabled Skype‘s People Hub integration, an essential feature for many WP8 users. The Preview has some stability issues according to the company.

“We are working with the Windows Phone team to resolve the issue and to enable the integration again in a future release,” says Skype on the offical Skype blog.

The People Hub change means that Windows Phone 8 Skype users will no longer be able to initiate Skype calls from outside of the Skype app itself, though Skype background calls still work and users will be able to continue to receive calls when the app is not running in the foreground.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at