Skype Offers 'Visible Voicemail'
Today Skype announced a new service that will convert voicemails into SMS messages or emails and send them to users' mobile phones. Callers leave a message on a Skype user's voicemail, and the voicemail is converted to text (English, Spanish, German, French) and then sent via SMS to the mobile phone designated by the Skype user. The voicemails can also be sent as emails, instead. Skype charges $0.25 for each voicemail converted to text and then the cost to send the SMS. The service is available to Skype users worldwide.
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.
Skype for Android Now Compatible with Android Wear
Skype has updated its Android application with support for Android Wear, giving people the power to manage Skype messages and calls from their wrist. Skype will surface notifications on Android Wear devices, and can be used to respond to messages via dictation or pre-set text.
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.
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.