Microsoft has rolled out Skype 6.0 for both iOS and Android. The new update announced on Thursday brings along a slew of features and also gets major design overhauls. According to Skype, the new version is much intuitive and user-friendly than its last version.
In Skype 6.0 for iOS, the app now gets easy-to-use interface along with the addition of new features. It now features a new Recent and Search tabs; that’ll allow users to look-up for conversations, people or groups. The new update also makes it easier to switch between calls and chat interfaces, allowing users to share content even while in the middle of a conversation. In addition, it brings new touch gestures for users to respond to calls and messages.
Skype’s iPad app also gets a slew of new features such as location sharing, interactive notifications along with the ability to start groups and chats.
Meanwhile, Skype 6.0 for Android will be getting a design overhaul ‘inspired by Google’s Material Design’ philosophy. It now gets a new floating action button, which allows users to read their unread messages at a glance. The chat interface remains more-or-less the same though gets a new attachment icon, which lets users easily add photos, multimedia messages and the location to a conversation. It also allows easy sharing of photos, links, emojis or location while a user is on a voice or video call.
It’s a rather refreshing change to see these new additions made to Skype for Android and iOS, as its mobile app always lagged way behind as opposed to its desktop counterpart, and the new update will certainly bridge the huge quality gap between the two.
Meanwhile, the company also said its working hard on Skype for Windows 10 Mobile aimed at delivering a ‘delightful Skype experience’.