Bring back the Skype integration
The Skype ias apparently gone from Outlook.com beta, as the Skype button near the Settings cog icon is nowhere to be found. I think many users didn't like the integration (there was no way to completely disable it) but it still was a nice feature for Skype users.
Update January 2018:
Skype is back! :)
More improvements to the Skype integration will come in the future, but for now, please enjoy the upgraded Skype chat experience!
P.S.: If you wish to mute notifications, you can do so in the Settings panel under General > Skype > Notifications.
Please bring back the Skype pane at the right side of the screen. It is way more useful. Longer list of friends to see. And it is open all the to time when you want to keep an eye on it. The new (facebook) way of opening an extra pane for every chat you have, is giving so much clutter. The old way was simple and direct. One list, click on a username to go to the conversation, which stayed in the same pane. Any new messages fom others were visible at the side. Icon with little number in it. It is not necessary to make things "better" when they already are very efficient. Only thing you could change, is to make a setting that you can start outlook.com with the chatpane already opened at the side
Brett Wilms commented
When using "the new Outlook", there is no "Add Skype meeting" option in the tool bar. The previous web version of the Calendar has a button for this in the tool bar.
Skype is back! Not in the way it was before. It's a window that floats and the message window is underneath when a message is selected. Totally confusing, not a true integration as before. Also, just noticed that another useful feature has just disappeared, the translation option just below a contact profile is gone!
Jonny Peace commented
Skype is still missing, unless you want us to open another webpage and login to use it - not quite the same as it being integrated in outlook
Thank you Philip! :)
Now I'd love to see my friends' status or change my status aswell :)
how do I change my status(Available, Do Not Disturb etc...) ??
How do I login with another email id only for skype ??
Michel Lhoir commented
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Oliver Sahr commented
Thank you, Microsoft for bringing back Skype!
I really love it!
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Piyush Bhagat commented
Thanks for bringing Skype back.
Vandrey Trindade commented
Please give us a way to turn it off!
I cannot see it. How can I see it?
is it mend to be under the dots in the left upper corner? Because now it opens a new tab it's less interesting (for me at least)
so old outlook here I come.
does it take that long for you guys to work on the Skype integration for the beta version? Until you fix it I will stick to the old outlook.com.
If it needs to be there, please give the option to turn it off. I now have two skype accounts and I don't use the hotmail one, I use my original skype one. Its ridiculous to force people to have a skype account because they use hotmail.
kathleen barnes commented
It is in the beta.
Just went on the new beta trial. I was offered a beta trial months ago and promptly went back to the old outlook when I noticed Skype was gone. I use the Skype feature all the time!! It's good, as I am sure I am not the only one who finds it handy due to having Skype Business at work. I was concerned when we got Skype business at work that I may easily get the 2 confused, but since I have used my personal Skype through Outlook there's no chance of that. As I said in feedback before, I am not happy that Skype seems destined to be removed. Back to old Outlook for me for now. I just hope Outlook will consider changing their minds on this.
Agreed! I want Skype to come back too.
Tom R commented
Where is Skype integration?