Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned.

An update for Windows Phone 8 which should arrive this week will bring back the integration as well as add HD video chat. Provided you have the "Portico" update installed on your handset, then the upgrade should appear.

People Hub will now be able to start Skype chats and video calls. That HD video works on both your front and back-facing cameras, provided they can both shoot it of course.

No support for Skype video messaging yet, unfortunately, but they can at least be received on Windows Phone handsets. 

If you fancy giving the update a go, you can download it now from the Windows Phone store. Also worth noting, Spotify has finally got the green light on Windows Phone 8, so those who fancy giving it a spin can download and stream their music on their phones.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.