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Skype Pushes iPhone Update, Announces New Pre-Release Program

by Todd Haselton | January 14, 2015January 14, 2015 9:00 am PST


Skype on Wednesday released Skype 5.9 for iPhone, which includes several enhancements, and also announced a new pre-release program that will allow interested parties to test new Skype features before they’re rolled out to the public. It’s basically a beta program.

Skype said that today’s update should make it much easier for folks to quickly launch the application, into a chat conversation and then execute a Skype call using its updated “chat picker” feature. The dial-pad was updated with a contact suggestion feature, too, so it will pull up the appropriate contact as you type out the number.

Finally, Skype explained its new pre-release program, which allows customers to apply for access to early versions of Skype. The firm said there are a limited number of spaces available and that applicants must be over 18 to apply. You can read more about that program and the update in the source below.


Todd Haselton

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