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Microsoft announced today that users of Skype’s messaging function should now see all of their messages on every device that uses the communication app. That means we should see an end to a laundry list of user complaints about the system’s failures.

improved-chat-1In the past, people have complained about not receiving messages on one or more platforms, and messages that people read with one of Skype’s mobile apps frequently didn’t sync that status to the Skype app on users’ computers.

While Microsoft began the changes earlier this year with updates to its Skype mobile apps, the company said today that every app has now received the chat update treatment. It’s good news for people who had to switch from Windows Live Messenger to Skype early last year and rely on the app for instant messaging.

It’s also good news for Microsoft, which has finally caught up with Google’s more reliable syncing capabilities for its Hangouts messaging and video conferencing apps.

In addition to the major bug fixes, Microsoft also said that its mobile apps have received performance improvements so that they’re easier on a user’s battery, and quicker to open.

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