Skype for Android update adds two new themes, activity indicators, more

One day after announcing its partnership with PayPal, the fine folks behind Skype released a new version of their Android app, which brings a few improvements and tweaks into the mix.

Among the highlights of the update is the addition of two new themes, as per user request. Those who use Skype on Android devices will now be able to choose between light and dark themes, assuming they update to the latest version of the app.

Furthermore, the developers included new activity indicators, which will allow Skype users to see who is currently active in their Chats list. Another nifty tweak …

Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal

PayPal and Skype have teamed up to allow users to send money to other Skype users with PayPal via their mobile app (Android and iOS). The Send Money feature will first be available in 22 countries, and it will start rolling out today.

You’ll be able to send money with PayPal in Skype conversations without having to open the mobile browser, if you live in one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States and the United …

Skype reintroduces some features lost after the previous Android and iOS updates

Microsoft released a new version of Skype called “the next generation” last month. The new app was launched on both Android and iOS platforms and brought a completely redesigned user interface, as well as new features and improvements.

Due to the new design some of the existent features were removed and replaced with others, but the new once didn’t really worked out for many Skype users. Following users reports, Microsoft has decided to bring back some of the features that were cut out after the last major update. On top of that, the developers have added even more …

Skype Preview for Android update adds option to share links and photos from other apps

The beta version of Skype, better known as Skype Preview has just been updated with a couple of new features. Although the app appears as “unreleased” in the Google Play Store, you can download it on your Android smartphone for free.

So, here is what the Skype has added in the latest update, which will become available to everyone in the coming days if the testing doesn’t reveal any unexpected issues.

First off, users will now be able to share photos and links to Skype from other apps. Also, there’s a new option that enables Skype users to add or remove contacts …

Skype 8.0 for Android now available for download in the Google Play

Early this month, the Skype team announced a new version of its messaging application would be released to mobile and then to desktop. Well, it looks like it took the developers slightly more than a week to make the new version of Skype available in the Google Play.

Skype 8.0 brings a bucket-load of new features and improvements that we’ve already discussed in a previous article. However, here is a quick recap for those who missed our initial post about the new Skype app.

First of all, group chats have been redesigned to look more lively and expressive. Users can now customize Skype …

Microsoft to discontinue Skype apps on Windows Phone after July 1

Windows Phone is dead in its current form, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft won’t try to resurrect the obsolete OS in the not so distant future. Until then, the Redmond-based company is closing all services that might eat up resources that would be better spent for different purposes.

After discontinuing the Skype WiFi apps at the end of March, Microsoft announced that the Skype apps would no longer work on Windows Phone effective July 1.

So, if you’ve previously used Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, or the Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, …

Skype update bring its version of "Stories" and much more to the platform

An update to Skype has added new features and designs, some of which are already in place on other messaging apps. For example, Skype Highlights allows you to follow a week’s worth of photos posted by friends and family. Sound familiar, anyone? You can also use emoticons and stickers to convey your emotions, or to call attention to a particular photo or message. In addition, you can change the background colors of your messages.

The chat screen has been divided into three tabs called Find, Chat and Capture. With Find, you can share content from another app without having to leave …

Microsoft's Skype WiFi apps and service to be discontinued on March 31

Microsoft recently confirmed Skype WiFi service would be discontinued on March 31. Starting April, Skype WiFi application for Android and iOS will no longer be available for download.

However, in case you plan to continue to use Skype WiFi app on any of your mobile devices, then you should know Microsoft has thought about that too, and will not allow you to do so.

After March 31, neither mobile application will be able to find and use hotspots. The good news is you will still be able to use your Skype Credit for calls to mobiles and landlines.

According to Microsoft, the discontinuation …

Skype begins testing an all-in-one app on Android offering native phone calls, SMS support & more


skype-mingo-android A new Skype application dubbed “Skype Mingo” has been spotted in the wild, offering Android users the ability to use Skype as the native calling app and contacts manager for their smartphone, while still being able to take advantage of Skype features like chat, file and photo sharing, video calls, and its new bots. The app, still in alpha testing according to Google Play, was… Read More

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