Skype for iOS just got updated to v5.9 with couple of neat features which brings UI improvements to both the dial pad and new chat picker so you can start chatting with your friends and family more quickly and easily than ever.
- In Skype 5.9 for iPhone, when you start typing a phone number in the dial pad, Skype will suggest contacts with matching phone numbers, making it faster to find who you want to talk to.
- We’ve also updated the new chat picker to make starting conversations easier. Once you’ve chosen who you want to talk to, tap the phone or video icon at the top to start your call. (To open the chat picker, tap on the message icon on the bottom navigation bar when in the recents, favorites or people view.)
Microsoft is also launching pre-release program which allows enthusiastic Skype users who are interested in providing feedback that will shape and enhance Skype for iOS to join and access to early versions of Skype.
Sign-up for pre-release program here.