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.
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 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 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 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.