Skype for Xbox One bumped to version 1.8, comes with improved photo viewing and improved snap mode

Hammad Saleem


Skype for Xbox One has been updated to version 1.8, and brings several exciting new features on board. To begin with, the latest update comes with the photo viewing support on the Xbox One. Users will now be able to view photos sent in a group or one-on-one chat from mobile device. If there’s more then one photo, users get the ability to view them as a slideshow.

Also, users will be able to answer calls in the Snap mode. This means that if you’re using any app on your Xbox which uses the voice control functionality, and you get a call in between, you’ll be able to answer that call by simply saying, “Xbox answer” and it will pop-up without intervening with your current app.

Here’s a complete list of features introduced with the Skype for Xbox One 1.8:

  • You can now answer a call in Snap mode while using other apps using voice controls. This means, if you’re watching TV or playing a game and you get a Skype call, when you say “Xbox answer,” the call will automatically Snap, and won’t interrupt your TV or gaming experience. Or, if you prefer, you can also change your Skype settings to answer a call in full screen.
  • Now, you can view your recent and favorite contacts and make calls directly from Skype in Snap mode instead of having to go into the full screen Skype experience.
  • You’ll also see previews of messages you may have received while Skype is Snapped, and easily go to full screen to respond.

The folks at Skype are doing a nice job in pushing out frequent updates with new features and enhancements, which are mostly based on the feedback they receive. Any new feature you would like to see on Skype? Sound off in the comments below.