Skype for Android and iOS gets a new design with the latest update


Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad. With the latest update, the company introduces a handful of new features and enhancements. One of the major addition is a new design, which looks much better than the old Skype on all the platforms.

First up, is Skype 6.0 for Android, and it includes the following features:

  • Redesigned for Android – Inspired by material design, we’ve made Skype even easier to use on Android phones.  It’s simple, elegant, and delightful!
  • Floating action button – The floating action button makes it incredibly simple to start a new conversation, whether you’re starting a video call, audio call, chat, or sending a video message.
  • Enhanced search – With an upgraded search you can now find your most important contacts and conversations much faster.
  • Improved messaging – It’s now quicker to see how many unread messages you have as we’ve made it easier to identify what you’ve read and what you haven’t.


Alongside Skype 6.0 for Android, Microsoft has also released Skype 6.0 for the iPhone and iPad. Just like the Android update, the latest update for Skype for iOS packs a new design and more:

  • Redesigned for iPhone and iPad – We’ve redesigned Skype for both iPhone and iPad to make the apps easier to use than ever before. The new navigation is simple, familiar and gets you to your conversations fast. With Skype 6.0 you can use swipe gestures to quickly make calls and easily manage your messages. We have also made it easier to share photos, web links, emoticons and your location while you’re on a voice or video call.
  • Enhanced search – We’ve made it easier to find things in Skype. Simply use the new recents tab to search your messages and find contacts and groups.
  • The features you love, now on iPad – All the features you love on Skype for iPhone are on your iPad too. We’ve made messaging on Skype for iPad a whole lot better – you can share your location, send large emoticons, see web link previews and easily send and receive photos. Skype for iPad also helps you stay in touch with your groups – now start a group chat or a group voice call straight from your iPad.

Microsoft states that the company is “working hard” on the new universal Skype experience for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and it should be available sometime soon. Until then, you can get the latest version of  Skype for Android from the Play Store here and Skype for iPhone and iPad from the App Store.

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Skype - Talk. Chat. Collaborate.

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