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Skype For iPhone Gets Big Update With Faster Chat, Avatars and More

by Todd Haselton | October 30, 2014October 30, 2014 10:00 pm PDT

Skype totally redesigned its iPhone app over the summer and it’s already back with another big update. The Microsoft-owned company on Thursday released Skype 5.7 for iPhone with several new features and enhancements, many of which it said were requested by users.

The latest update allows you to save photos from chat right to your camera roll. Or, if there’s a particularly embarrassing one that popped up in a conversation, you can delete it from the chat entirely. Additionally, Skype said that users can expect quicker loading times so that, once you receive a notification of a chat message, the app will load “without any delays.”

The update includes new avatars for users and groups, too, and they’ll automatically sync across all platforms, whether you’re using Skype on a phone, tablet or computer. Finally, Skype says that it improved the user interface for its contacts list, which it says will make it much easier to search and filter for specific contacts.

Skype 5.7 is available from the iTunes App Store now and is supported by iOS 7 devices and newer.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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