Skype iPhone-iPad app adds photo sharing feature

Owners of the iPhone and iPad now have a new version of Skype to download. The highly popular Internet voice and video chat service, owned by Microsoft, has added a new feature that will allow its users to also share photos.

In a post on the official Skype blog, it states that iPhone and iPad users can now take photos with those products and then share them directly with their Skype contacts. The new feature has no file limits either, which should help for those people who don't want to email a large image file.

In addition to the new photo sharing feature, the new iOS version of Skype has added some performance improvements. The blog says:

We've made them less battery hungry when running in the background, so you'll now be able to answer Skype calls throughout the day when they come in. And, as you'll be able to keep Skype open, you can respond to or send IMs to friends and colleagues all day long. In addition, we've tried to make the app start and contact list load even faster, so you can do all the things you love to do with Skype more quickly.

Skype has been in the news lately thanks to newly leaked information of the upcoming Windows 8 "Modern" UI version of the software.

Source: Skype blog | Image via Microsoft

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7 Comments

max22 said,
Really?

Yeah. If you have a Windows Phone, you'd know that the Skype app is terrible, as is the Facebook app. In fact, I would say the majority of cross-platform apps are typically worse on Windows Phone than on the other platforms.

Hopefully WP8 actually becomes popular and developers start caring about it.

andrewbares said,

Yeah. If you have a Windows Phone, you'd know that the Skype app is terrible, as is the Facebook app. In fact, I would say the majority of cross-platform apps are typically worse on Windows Phone than on the other platforms.

Hopefully WP8 actually becomes popular and developers start caring about it.

You use a Facebook app on Windows Phone? Bizarre.

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