Skype 6.6 update brings phone number, date and address detection, and more for iOS devices

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Microsoft today released Skype v6.6 update for iOS devices with new feature such as phone number and date/time detection, improved multi-tasking support and more.

Quickly set up calendar events, start calls and check locations directly from an instant message – In Skype 6.6, you’ll notice that phone numbers, addresses, times and dates are now highlighted. Simply tap on the highlighted text to start an action. A highlighted address will take you straight to Apple Maps and a highlighted phone number will open the Skype dialpad for you to immediately start a Skype call to a phone number (don’t forget to add some Skype credit to your account).

Tapping on a highlighted date or time will open the calendar app. We’ll automatically set up the event using the details from the chat to speed things up for you. We’ll also add a Skype chat URL in the calendar notes which is perfect if you’re setting up a call reminder – just open the event and tap on the chat URL to get straight back to your chat.

Multitask without missing a beat – we’ve made it easier for you to get back to an active Skype audio or video call from your instant messages or contact list. Simply tap the active call banner to jump straight back to your call. Additionally, when you’re in an instant message conversation, you’ll see an unread message counter at the top of the conversation. Just hit ‘back’ to see what you’ve missed.

Update it from App Store.