Microsoft today updated Skype for iPhone and iPad to v6.3 with full iOS9 compatibility three new features.
- Use Slide Over and Split View to get things done together – Skype now supports iOS9’s new Split View and Slide Over capabilities. Now you can share links to bars and restaurants and decide on the best place to meet without having to leave the app, just click on the shared content and bring it alongside your Skype conversation.
- Reply … without opening Skype – You can now reply to your Skype chats directly from a notification on your lock screen. Make sure you have your Skype notifications on (go to: Settings > Notifications > Skype > Allow Notifications. Then choose whether you want Banners) to try this out.
- Start a Skype chat from Spotlight – Search for a contact in Spotlight and, if you have them on Skype, they’ll show up in your Spotlight search results. Tap your Skype contact to start Skype and get straight to a chat. To make this feature more useful, make sure you’ve chosen to automatically add friends to Skype (open Skype > tap your My Info > Settings > then select Automatically add friends). We’ll check to see if people in your address book already use Skype – and if they do, we’ll add them to your Skype contact list so you can call them on Skype for free!