With the official release of the RTM build of Windows 8.1 for TechNet and MSDN subscribers
earlier today comes new versions of the in-house Modern apps that the company will include in the OS update. One of them is the new version of Skype, which will replace the Messenger app
in Windows 8 when the update launches October 18th.
In a post on the official Skype blog, Microsoft says that the Windows 8.1 Skype app will allow users to call a phone number that has been displayed on a website in Internet Explorer 11
. The blog adds that the Skype app will automatically move into a Snap viewpoint when a link within Skype is clicked. The Snap view window can also be made bigger or smaller so that users can continue to work on another app while still chatting with the Skype app.