Microsoft news recap: Skype becomes 6th most downloaded app of the decade, Reddit accounts can now be linked with Xbox Live, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Skype is the 6th most downloaded app of the decade according to App Annie

Skype has been crowned the 6th most downloaded app of the decade, according to App Annie, which compiled a report of the top apps of the decade measured by all-time downloads.

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You can now link your Reddit account to your Xbox Live profile

Users of Reddit and Xbox Live can now link their profiles so that their Xbox Live profile showcases their Reddit account. Linking the accounts will also automatically subscribe you to the Xbox Insiders subreddit.


Microsoft’s Swiftkey Android keyboard reached 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store

Microsoft’s Android keyboard app, Swiftkey, reached a new record number of downloads on the Google Play Store, hitting over 500 million downloads.

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Minecraft Earth video game updates with new features, fixes, and added functionality

Minecraft’s mobile AR edition, Minecraft Earth, has received a new update that is aimed at helping new users with a new tutorial, as well as having faster log-in, among other features.

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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.