Microsoft has updated Skype App for Windows 8 by adding support for HD Video. And they’ve  improved the Video messaging feature, which now in preview. You can download the latest version of this Skype app from Windows store.

Aga Guzik in Skype blog post says “We’ve added support for HD video in select scenarios. Depending on the sender’s camera, available network bandwidth and the receiver’s setup on x86 devices, callers may be able to send 720p video and receive 1080p video, thereby improving the overall quality and performance of the video call.”

“With this release we improved the stability of video messaging and made video messaging easier to find with improved notifications”.

This Update resolves following issues.

File transfer: Sender missing file sent history if restarts app before completing the send Crash after the sender initiates file transfer and moves back to conversation.

Call connect: Crash when reconnect attempts in some situations.

Notifications: Crash when clicking on notification in some situations.

Read Skype blog post for known issues that are yet fixed.