Skype Revamps Chat Notifications: Will Only Send to Device You’re Using, Not All of Them

Skype is great for VoIP calls but its messaging feature is also very popular. The problem is though notifications are currently sent out to all devices, instead of just the current device you’re using.

Well, that is all going to change as Skype announced yesterday they are rolling out ‘Active endpoint’, a feature to deliver chat notifications only to the active device you’re using.

Here’s how they explain the feature:

If you are signed in to Skype on multiple devices (a laptop, tablet and a smartphone) and you are sending chat messages to a group of friends from your tablet. Skype will only send new message notifications to your tablet and not to any of your other devices. All of your other devices will remain blissfully silent. You can continue to focus on the most important thing, your conversations, without being disturbed by the bleeping and buzzing from all of your other devices.

Once you stop actively using Skype on all devices, notifications will be sent to all of them. Call notifications will still be sent to all devices to ensure zero missed calls. Skype says chat history will continue to sync across all devices so you’ll be up to speed no matter what device you’re using.

This is going to be pretty awesome. There’s nothing worse than receiving Skype chat notifications on all devices—it’s downright annoying especially when you aren’t in silent mode.

Apple could definitely learn from Skype and implement this as well, because right now iMessage notifications are seriously broken (slow syncing of chat history, buzzing of all devices, etc).

Click here to download Skype for iPhone. Are you excited for this new feature?

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