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About one month after Skype for Xbox One received contact filtering and other changes, Skype is on the verge of updating the console’s VoIP and messaging app yet again “early next week.”

Version 1.3 will contain “top requested enhancements” by you, the users, that Skype promises will “make your Skype experience on Xbox One even better.” This is great news and gives us all one less reason to vacate our gaming chairs. Although, if you are looking to get a gaming chair then you should read a review at to ensure it is the right one for you.

You will be able to take a Skype profile picture using Kinect on the Xbox One

Among the improvements is the ability to take a Skype profile picture using Kinect on the Xbox One. This should come in handy for those of you who are completely hooked on Microsoft’s camera-toting peripheral. You’ll also be able to opt to use your Xbox One gamerpic for your Skype profile. Addtionally, enhancements to the Kinect’s auto zoom have been made “so the people on the other end of the video call are getting the best possible picture experience.”

“We found ways to better identify people in the picture, especially when there are multiple people in the room,” the Skype dev team explained. “The camera can adjust and see the entire family, even the little ones.”

As mentioned, Skype 1.3 will be lighting up your Xbox One consoles early next week. Until then, you can keep changing your profile picture every five seconds via other versions of the app.

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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