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Windows Phone users who chat with Skype should enjoy better quality video and People Hub integration with the app’s latest update.

Skype released the update for Windows Phone today, detailing the changes in this blog post.

Version 2.4 includes better quality video for every user: VGA video for lower-end phones, and 720P HD for those with higher-end devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X.

The app will set video quality depending on the strength of your internet connection. You can now also chat in landscape mode and toggle between the front and back cameras.

The other big change is the restoration of the “People Hub” integration, which was disabled back in January due to bugs. Windows Phone users will now see their Skype contacts in the “People Hub,” and be able to call contacts without launching the Skype app itself.

Finally, Skype added the ability to switch between different accounts.

Last month, Microsoft announced plans to connect Skype with Lync for instant-messaging, voice calls and presence information.

Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion in 2011.

Previously on GeekWire: Left out: Skype video message feature debuts for everything but Windows

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