Who are you gonna call?
If you're the sort of person who likes to call friends and family via your Xbox One, you may be pleased to note that an update has been released for the Skype application on Xbox One.
As announced via the Skype blog, the update was rolled out as of last night and as well as bug fixes adds a much longer chat history of 1000 messages - up from the previous limit of 7 days - and the much needed ability to filter contacts by who's online. Here's the full list:
#1 Improved Chat: We know that many of our users jump between using Skype on their PC to their phone and now to their living room. So we've been focused on enhancing this experience, keeping conversations in sync and reducing the number of missed messages to make your chat experience even better. Improved chat is now synchronized and comes with push notifications, alerting you when a new message arrives, and providing a longer chat history - up to 1,000 messages, rather than just the past 7 days.
#2 Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier Emoticons: As you might have seen earlier today, Skype chat now has new "hidden heroes" emoticons based on characters from Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier to convey even more action-packed emotion with your Skype friends. These limited-edition emoticons will also be coming to Skype for Xbox One.
#3 Contact Filtering: With this update, you'll have the ability to filter your contacts by who is online, so you won't have to scroll through your entire contacts list to find someone to chat with.
#4 First Time Tutorial: If you're new to Skype for Xbox One, never fear! We've created a tutorial for first time users to make learning the ins and outs of video calling and chatting in your living room easier than ever.
#5 Swatting Bugs: In the past few months, we've been listening to your feedback and working hard to fix some of the issues our users have been experiencing. So keep telling us what you're finding, and we'll keep improving the experience to make Skype for Xbox One the best it can be.
Sadly notable by its absence is the ability to snap Skype chats while playing a game though that functionality is still promised for a future update.
In related future-update news, Major Nelson has also said via Reddit that the much-desired update to allow external storage for the Xbox One "may or may not be the very next one." Fingers crossed then?