Recently, the folks at Skype announced a new update for Skype for iPhone, version 5, which brings a handful of features and improvements, and shares a similar look as its Android and Windows Phone counterparts.
The new app is said to be five times faster than the old version, and offers users with improved notifications, especially for those who use the app on multiple devices. Now, you notifications will be synced and will be marked as read if you’ve seen them on any other platform, be it your PC or a tablet.
Here’s a complete change log for the app:
- Faster: You’ll notice the effort we’ve put into this overhaul as soon as you launch Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The new version is over 5 times faster than the old version.
- Smoother: As you swipe from conversations through to your favorites and then back to your contacts lists, you’ll notice how smooth scrolling and transitioning from screen to screen is – with delightful little pops and animations punctuating them. All without degrading the performance and battery improvements we worked so hard to achieve.
- More Integrated: Now, iPhone users can start group chats from the hub. And when you send messages or photos, it doesn’t matter if the recipient is offline. Everyone will see your message as soon as they are available again.
- Smarter: We know our users are using Skype on multiple devices, and we want to make sure your Skype notifications keep pace with your conversations, no matter where they happen. Now, as you read your messages on your PC, tablet, Xbox and so on, those conversations will be marked as read (or unread if new messages come in) on your iPhone too.
The update for iPhone v5 will be live in about a week, while an iPad version is still in development. We’ll update you as soon as it’s available.
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