Skype to Cease Windows Phone 7 Development
Skype today announced in a blog post that it will no longer develop updates for its Windows Phone 7 application. The WP7 app will remain available for download, but Skype does not plan to support it any longer through bug fixes or improvements. Skype says this is a necessary step so that it can better manage its resources. According to Skype, the vast majority of its mobile app users have already adopted Windows Phone 8.
Skype for Android Adds Media Bar
Skype today pushed out a small update to its Android app that puts a media bar in the message composition tool. This way, explains Skype, users can more easily insert media such as photos or video into their conversations.
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 for Windows Phone Gains Drawing Feature
Microsoft today issued an update to its Skype app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. The app has been refreshed with several new features, the foremost of which is the ability to create drawings within messages.
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.