New Xbox One Update Allows You to Snap Skype While Gaming, at Long Last

One of the biggest flaws of the Xbox One version of Skype was the inability to snap it while gaming. Today Microsoft finally solves the issue.

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Iltapalanyymi1547d ago

you have no idea how long my friend has been waiting for this.

Septic1547d ago

Maybe its less than that because he didn't buy the console at launch and later realised you couldn't snap Skype...

...I'll see myself out.

THamm1547d ago

How much of the screen does this take up? Or does it overlay like FaceTime

XiSasukeUchiha1547d ago

Best reply ever!!!!(Comic Book Guy)

Clown_Syndr0me1547d ago

Finally, I can cross-platform chat with my PC buds whilst gaming.
It would be awesome if PS4 had this too so I could chat with my PS4 buds cross-platform.

FogLight1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

Now that will be great! I have close friends who don't really own consoles and have PC. If Skype ever come to PS4, that would be like a dream come true.

If not...well there are still my Vita and laptop

GarrusVakarian1547d ago

I agree, the PS4 needs Skype. Party chat is all well and good, but some of my friends don't have a PS4 yet.

It's weird because the Vita has Skype...but the PS4 doesn't. wtf?

Btw, does anyone know if the Web browser on the X1 supports KB/M?

Clown_Syndr0me1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

Yeah it does, just not very well. Although that could be my crappy keyboard.

The web browser on Xbox One is far superior to the PS4s. Last time I checked you couldn't even view PS Official Forums properly on the PS4. Also on PS4 Im always getting "Not enough system memory" error.

PS4 being more powerful and having more RAM I don't understand why I get that error so much.

Oh and as for those below saying you need a Kinect for this, no you don't. You can snap using a controller, and you only need a headset to talk..

ic3fir31547d ago

dude, skype is a microsoft product, it is normal to be exclusive on the xbox, and not be in the ps4.

GarrusVakarian1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

@ Clown

I'll have to disagree with you about the X1 web browser, ive found the PS4's to load pages much faster, and i visit the official PS forums on it without any problem. Never had the memory error either since using it.

But thanks for letting me know you can use KB/M on the X1 browser.


Dude, just stop. Yes, it's a MS product...but the Vita also uses it, which is a PS product. Hence why im baffled the PS4 doesn't use it.

Bigpappy1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

The IE browser works great with the keyboard and is actually very fast. I still browse much more on my PC though. I don't keep a keyboard on my X1. No wires.

On topic: this Skype snapping is a very convenient and desired feature.

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WeAreLegion1547d ago

Just use your phone. Or Vita. Or tablet. Or computer.

sniperflash1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

So if you gonna chat you better get the Xbox with the kinect

WeAreLegion1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

I wish there were a cheaper alternative.

Volkama1547d ago

Like an Xbox without a kinect? Never gonna happen.

n4gamingm1547d ago

No you can still Skype without a camera you use the mic, tried it a while back?😎

WeAreLegion1546d ago

Camera, guys. Camera. We're talking about a camera here. Not just the voice.

marlinfan101547d ago

"if you gonna chat you better get the xbox with the kinect"

uh why? all you need is the mic that comes with it. good try though!

eferreira1547d ago

Back in my day gaming chat was calling a friend on a lan line while my mom was constantly picking up the phone to see if I was off.

Volkama1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

In my day that was impossible, if anyone in my house tried to use the landline they would hear the blissful tones of a modem.

Crazywhitie1547d ago

Only feature needed is to allow the Use of an External HDD.. since they only added a 500gb LOCKED inside.. they should have pay a few dollars more and add a 1tb or the ability to swap the HDD...

Volkama1547d ago

I think that was already confirmed for the next update? I didn't read the article though so I don't know how "confirmed" it actually is, or what the restrictions are.

Vystrel1547d ago

The use of external hard drives is certainly coming out. I prefer my hard drives to be hidden inside and not taking a USB port IMO.

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