The Skype app has been updated for iOS with support for the new Retina display on the new iPhone 5 and it allows iOS users to integrate their Microsoft account with the contact list of the VoIP account.
The feature to merge Microsoft accounts with Skype contacts will allow users to send instant messages and calls to people in their Outlook, Messenger and Hotmail contacts directly from Skype. Also Read - Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears
You can also edit instant messages by tapping and holding on texts with this new update. There are many smileys and animated emoticons available with Retina Display resolution support. Also Read - Microsoft migrates all its Hotmail users to Outlook.com, reaches 400 million active users
This will make managing many contact lists very easy for iOS users as everybody can be contacted from just one app. Android and desktop users of Skype have had this useful feature for quite some time.
These changes are all streamlined for replacing Microsoft’s old Messenger with Skype which Microsoft hopes, will be the center of all messaging needs in the Windows 8 OS.