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Skype for Windows 8.1 Update Fixes Annoying Ringing Bug

by Jacob Kleinman | March 10, 2014March 10, 2014 6:00 pm PDT

Microsoft pushed out an update for its Skype app on Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 on Monday. It fixes a bug that caused multiple devices to continue ringing even after the user had answered an incoming call. Following today’s update, all of your devices including smartphones, tablets, PCs and 2-in-1 computers will automatically sync and stop ringing as soon as you answer a call on one of them.

After pushing its users onto Skype, Microsoft has slowly fixed some key issues that have been plaguing the over-taxed service for a while now. Last month, the company fixed an annoying bug that kept Skype’s chat service from syncing across devices. The same update also added the ability to send messages to an offline contact, who will later see your message once he or she signs in.

It’s nice to see Skype addressing some of the key issues with its service, but we’d love to see the app make some real progress rather than simply struggle to keep up. With big updates expected for Microsoft’s desktop and mobile operating systems in the next month, maybe Skype will see some improvements as well.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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