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Skype adds useful new features iOS and Android

by Jacob Kleinman | February 10, 2015February 10, 2015 4:00 pm PST

Microsoft rolled out new versions of Skype for iOS and Android recently, introducing improvements for both apps. The update should keep Skype users happy on both platforms and focuses on the complaints users had with previous versions of the app.

For Android, the biggest improvement is the ability to send photos to your friends even when they aren’t online. It’s kind of crazy to think you couldn’t do that already, but at least now you can. Skype also promises some smaller bug fixes that should make for a smoother experience overall.

Meanwhile, iPhone fans should see “improved chat notification reliability,” suggesting Skype has had some recent issues on iOS. Microsoft says it’s still working to fix the problem, so if it still doesn’t work you can tap your profile pic to report it. The updated app also adds the option to save numbers after entering them into the dial pad or straight from your recent calls tab.

Hopefully this week’s update will take care of any big issues still facing the app on Android or iOS, though we’re sure Microsoft is already working on the next batch of improvements. For now, you can head to the App Store or Google Play via the links below to start updating right now.

App Store Google Play Skype

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...