Skype for iPhone Updated: Here are the NEW Features

We were reporting a while back that the official Skype app for iPhone users has been updated with new features. And now it reaches version 5.2

The Skype team has announced on its blog that the official iPhone app has been upgraded to version 5.2, bringing many new features that have been requested by the users.

“We have been reading and listening to your feedback ever since we launched the new remastered Skype for iPhone and have been hard at work incorporating your suggestions.”

“With Skype 5.1 for iPhone we included the ability to delete a conversation, edit a message and added a “Skype”-only contact filter, to name a few. Today, Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds more of the features you want most”.

New features in latest Skype for iPhone version

So, let’s have a look at the new features that have made their way into the official Skype app for iPhone users:

  • Voice message support: now, when you will receive a new voice message from someone on your iPhone, it will now show up in the conversation. So, if you want to listen them, you will just have to press play.
  • View contact profiles: with a simple tap on any contact in your people list, you will be able to select the profile from the “…” menu, and your contact’s mood message, Skype name, birthday, location and more will be available. Also, if you are in a 1 to 1 conversation, you can just tap on the contact name in the header to bring up their profile./li>
  • Add participants to existing conversations: by tapping on the “…” menu in the bottom right corner of any conversation, you will have access to a new “add participants” option.

Gary Wong from the Skype team also added the following:

“We are continuing to work on bringing you new features to further enhance your Skype on iPhone experience. Keep sharing your feedback in the Skype Community”

If you’re not yet running the official Skype app on your iPhone, go ahead and follow this official link, to download it. Don’t forget that you’ll need  iOS 7 or later to run it.

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