The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
I still want this, I'd prefer to live in Teams all day and not have to swap to Outlook, Skype, Browser, etc. I want this to be my information hub.
Integration with Skype Consumer is no longer under review, and officially planned.DG commented
I'd prefer to use Teams over Skype all day long. Interface is more pleasant, it's a true information hub, etc, etc. However, I need the ability to have a CONTACTS on the left-hand navbar that I can replicate my Skype Groups/Contacts... similar to how Slack does 1-on-1 chats. Yes, I know there is a CHAT section, but it just doesn't cut it.