Microsoft Updates Skype for Windows Phone 8
Microsoft today released Skype 2.9 for the Windows Phone 8 platform, an update that carries with it several new features. With Skype 2.9, users can now filter their contact lists to more easily see all their contacts, just their Skype contacts, or only which contacts are available. The new Skype also makes adjustments to the home screen. For example, Favorite Contacts tiles are now smaller so more are visible on the screen at one time. The app also makes several performance improvements. Skype 2.9 is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype Refreshes iPhone and iPad Apps for iOS 9
Skype has released updates to its iPhone and iPad mobile applications, adding support for iOS 9 to each. Both apps gain the ability to reply to Skype messages from the lock screen notification.
Latest Skype Update for Android Adds Custom Tones
Microsoft today made Skype 5.10 available to Android handsets and added several new features. To start, Skype users can now customize incoming call sounds for individual contacts.
Microsoft Brings the Power of Cortana and Bots to Skype
Microsoft is giving Skype a boost of intelligence thanks to Cortana and Skype Bots. With Cortana integration, Skype users will be able to do things such as manage their calendar and contacts without leaving the Skype app.
Skype Offering 'Share' Button to Web Sites
Skype today announced a new web button for sharing content directly to Skype. Similar to the way such buttons work for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks, the Skype share button will let people send articles, links, images, and videos directly to Skype contacts.