Skype rolls out new version of iPhone and iPad app
Fans of Skype will be happy to hear that the program just got an update for the iPhone and iPad bringing some useful tweaks to the voice-over-Internet Protocol service. The feature that stands out in the newest version is of course the ability to share photos through instant messaging. From now on, users will certainly be able to save a text message or two.
When chatting with friends and family, users will notice a "plus" icon that will allow them to send a picture located on their device or just take a picture right then and there if their camera is connected and available. Even if sharing photographs has become extremely easy these days, it is surely nice to be able to do so while chatting without having to leave the service.
Another important upgrade that the Skype 4.1. version brings is the improved power performance capabilities. The new Skype for iPhone and iPad will play nice with your battery, abstaining from draining it too much when the app is running in the background. Therefore users can keep the program running all day long on their devices and ensure they will not miss any calls or IMs.
In addition to that, the app loads much faster allowing users to go about their business more quickly.
The Skype app for iPhone supports the iPhone 3GS and iPod touch of third and fourth generations and Skype for iPad is supported by all models. Users must have iOS 4.3 or later in order for the application to work on their devices.
Source: Skype - The Big Blog - Updates to Skype for iPhone & Skype for iPad Improves Performance & Adds Photo Sharing
08-22-2012 03:17 PM
Skype for iPhone version 4.1.2 Update.
The Skype iOS app finally gets official support for the iPhone 5′s taller display this morning:
-Support for iPhone 5 display.
Skype version 4.2 Update
Skype version 4.2: One of the biggest updates today goes to Skype’s iPhone app with the introduction of the support for Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts and the ability to sign in and sync your Microsoft account. Other new features include easy account creation from within the app, the ability to edit instant messages by tapping and holding, and support for animated emotions on Retina displays. A full list of what’s new below:
-Chat with Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts – sign in with and merge your Microsoft account.
-New to Skype? Create a new account right from the app.
-Tap and hold on instant messages to edit them.
-Choose an emoticon while typing an instant message.
-Animated emoticons for devices with a Retina display.
-Edit saved phone numbers right from the dial pad.
Skype for iPad version 4.5
Skype for iPad version 4.5: Skype iPad app was updated today with a few welcomed new features. First, users in United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, and Estonia will now be able to add money to their Skype account directly from the app. The release notes also said the app now “automatically reconnects a dropped call when your wifi or mobile network reception is poor.” More new features and fixes below:
✓ Skype automatically reconnects a dropped call when your wifi or mobile network reception is poor
✓ Add money to your Skype account directly from the app to send SMS or call mobiles and landlines worldwide. Currently available in United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Estonia.
✓ A simple swipe from the left of the screen opens your recent conversations in a new sidebar
✓ General fixes
One-to-one chats now appear in the correct order
Skype Updates iPhone App With New Calling Experience
Earlier today, Skype released version 4.6 of their iOS app that brings a couple new features with it, as well as some bug fixes and general improvements. Like some previous versions of Skype though, this one doesn’t work with jailbroken iPhones so not everyone will get to enjoy the glory.
The new app comes with a new calling experience as well as a way to mark your recent chats as read with just a few taps.
✓ Beautiful new calling experience
✓ Mark all your recent chats as read with just a few taps.
✓ General fixes and improvements
✓One-to-one chats now appear in the correct order.
Skype version 4.6 is available now in the App Store for free.
Skype Update Makes It Easy To Switch To Bluetooth Headsets & Speakers
Skype has today updated its iOS app to make it super easy to switch to a Bluetooth headset or speaker during a call. It also makes one-to-one chats appear in the correct order, makes some bug fixes and improvements, and more.
With Skype version 4.8, switching to a Bluetooth headset or wireless speaker during a call is as simple as tapping one button. That makes it easier than ever to use Skype in the car or on the move when you don’t want to be fiddling around with the app’s settings.
In addition to this, your one-to-one chats will now appear in the correct order, and if you’re using the Skype app for the first time, you’ll find new introduction screens that’ll help you quickly learn about all of the app’s features.
Skype also promises “general fixes and improvements” in this release, which should make the Skype app more stable. You can download the update now from the App Store.
Skype For iOS Gets Free & Unlimited Video Messaging, More Improvements
The official Skype apps for iOS have been updated today to add free and unlimited video messaging, which previously required a $4.99 per month Skype Premium subscription. The updates also bring a number of other improvements to things like photo sharing and call stability.
Skype introduced its new video messaging feature to iOS earlier this month, and at the time, users could send up to 20 video messages for free. Once they hit that limit, however, they needed a Skype Premium subscription at $4.99 a month to send more.
But with today’s update, that’s no longer the case. Video messaging is now free and unlimited for all. Other improvements in these updates include:
Audio and video call stability improvements on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPad
Share photos more reliably
Improved accessibility for video messaging
General fixes and improvements
The Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad apps are available to download from the App Store now.
Skype For iOS Gets New ‘Refreshed Look And Feel’ For iOS 7
Skype for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has finally been updated for iOS 7. The new release, available to download now from the App Store, introduces a new, “refreshed look and feel,” as well as a number of improvements.Skype now looks much better under iOS 7, with a cleaner design, new fonts, and of course, support for iOS 7’s new keyboard. There are also some improvements to accessibility, audio, and video calling in this update, as detailed on the Skype Blog.
What New in Skype for iPhone and iPad 4.13:
Refreshed look and feel for iOS 7
Accessibility improvements, including:
Improved accessibility of dialpad with touchtype support
VoiceOver announces the senders name when messaging
VoiceOver improvements for group chats
The update is available to all iOS devices capable of running iOS 7, and you can download it from the App Store now.
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