Skype for iOS gets updated, new calling experience introduced


Microsoft has pushed out a new update for the iOS Skype application and it brings along, a new calling experience, the ability to mark your recent chats as read with a few taps, one-to-one chats now appear in the correct order and of course, general fixes and improvements.

For Microsoft, Skype is a pivotal part of the company’s software platform going forward as it looks to position Skype as its premier tool for communication. In addition to standard VOIP calls, Microsoft is also killing off MSN messenger in favor of Skype too.

One bug that is not specifically addressed but we hope to see fixed in the near future is the cross-platform chat synchronization. If you have ever used Skype on a mobile device, then logged into your desktop client, you will experience the annoyance of all of your recent chats being synced with new notifications. We would love to see that process moved to the background and have it be less obtrusive as we move from platform to platform.

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If only Microsoft/Skype would get off their asses and enable push notifications for Skype on iOS and Android.

I often receive old notifications of messages I received around 30 minutes ago on my desktop, right on my smartphone.

Like the article stated, I'm mainly annoyed by the notifications.

I can be using Skype on my computer, and my iPhone and Surface RT will all of a sudden receive a bunch of old notifications.

Its especially creepy when it happens in the middle of the night.

Technically, MS killed off MSN Messenger over 6 years ago in December, 2005. They are killing off Windows Live Messenger this time around.

Great update, thanks for the heads up!
Still waiting for Google to update their Chrome iOS app, as it's completely unusable atm....

.Markus said,
Great update, thanks for the heads up!
Still waiting for Google to update their Chrome iOS app, as it's completely unusable atm....

Chrome seems fine for me.

SK[ said,]

Chrome seems fine for me.


Not sure if it's region specific, but reading on the German App Store there's currently hundreds of complaints like mine since last update about Chrome crashing right after startup, making it unusable...

.Markus said,

Not sure if it's region specific, but reading on the German App Store there's currently hundreds of complaints like mine since last update about Chrome crashing right after startup, making it unusable...

Did you try reinstalling it?

.Markus said,
A reinstall hasn't solved the problem for me unfortunately..

Oh was it on an iPad, some people say it works for iPhone but doesn't on iPad /