Skype has been continuously updating its Android app so that it can keep up with the other popular free calling and messaging apps in the market like Snapchat, Viber, LINE, Hangouts etc. that are offering much more. Now, Skype for Android 5.6 version has been released, which is more stable than before.
Skype is one of the most popular video calling and instant messaging app for both smartphones and desktops. It has improved a lot since Microsoft acquired it in 2011, but according to various users, Skype for Android app still needed some improvements.
What are the updates in Skype for Android 5.6?
The ‘Recent’ tab has been given a refreshed look and can now fit more conversations in the provided space. This is great news for users because they can now go through their threads without the hassle of excessive scrolling.
Skype for Android 5.6 comes with one more feature which makes the app look much better than before, i.e. the new lovely round avatars for the contacts. Users will also be able to see which of their friends are online no matter where they are in the app because round avatars and online status information will now appear on all screens.
The colors of the chat bubbles have also been updated, which makes it much easier to read them as they pop out. Users can now easily distinguish what they have said from what everyone else said, particularly when they are talking to a number of people in their chats.
Skype for Android 5.6 has included a lot of fixes and improvements which has made the app more stable. Users not having the app can download it for free via Google Play Store. The app will be compatible with all devices running on Android 4.0 and up.