Skype, Skype Cloud, Skype VoIP and IM

If you’re like us and you’ve been using Skype for awhile, you know that there are quite few changes that need to be made to the application before its on par feature-wise with a lot of the other messaging applications on the market such as WhatsApp and WeChat. Thankfully, it looks like some much needed changes will be coming in the future.

One of the problems Skype has currently is the inability to reliably sync chat conversations and messages across devices. Messages can be delayed sometimes over a long period of time before finally showing up on your phone, tablet, or PC. However, early reports confirm that the Skype team is working on better synchronizing your chat message status across all devices, and will also be syncing missed calls and other info. The company will be looking to moving to a cloud-based architecture to help accomplish this.

One of the more obvious benefits to moving to the cloud is improved battery life for devices and better connections according to Skype. It also allows for new features like sending video messages. We’ll let you know when these features come to Skype.

Let us know in the comments what other features you’d like to see come to Skype.

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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