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.
I want to be able to sign into skype from my outlook like they do from business accounts. This way I can add to my calendar and it is readily available from my task bar like it used to be. What happened? Some of us work from home but don't have our own website etc.
well i guess Skype disappeared again exactly like it did once before does anybody have a clue when it will be back? and why is this happening !
deseo que se vuelva a poner en skype de outlook beta poder estar conectado, ausente o ocupado como antiguamente
This integration is gone again, it seems...? Please bring it back!
What hapenned to the Skype icon in the new OWA?!
where is skype buttong as it was there in older version
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
Eric Eagle commented
I logged on today and Skype is gone from the utility bar in the top right. Why?
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.
where did skype icon go?
where is skype?
hi, in the new outlook beta i finally see skype integration is back, thanks a lot, now people can actually use this and it's not missing anything from the previous version, thanks :)
Rajesh waran commented
enable skyoe chatting in outlook interface itself
Sir Before the skype so nice for Chatting instead of this skype function
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!