Skype Adds Photo/Video Sharing to Android App
Skype today released version 2.6 for Android, which adds the ability to send photos, videos, files, and documents to other Skype contacts. According to SKype, the service is free and works over Wi-Fi or 3G cellular data plan. Skype said that it has worked to improve power requirements as well as improve video call quality in full-screen mode on select NVidia Tegra2-based tablets. Skype also added video support to the HTC Amaze 4G, Motorola Droid 4, and Motorola Droid RAZR. Skype hopes to add more devices to the list that support video over time. The application is a free download from the Android Market.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
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 Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Skype today updated its app for the iPhone and iPad, and added several new features to the messaging platform. To start, iOS users can now launch Skype voice or video conversations from within Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Skype 5.5 for iOS8 Adds Support for Extensions
Skype today updated its iPhone application to version 5.5. The latest rendition of Skype takes advantage of extensions, which are a new feature of iOS8.