Microsoft announced last week an update for Skype for Windows and Skype for Windows Phone applications. While Skype for Windows has been updated to version 7.0, Skype for Windows Phone now comes with version 2.25. Both new applications have some new functionality for users.
Skype for Windows, Microsoft has added the ability to make a video call other Skype contacts in Lync and vice versa. “This means that customers of Skype and Lync can reach more colleagues, partners and customers, simplifying communications through both work and life,” said Elaine Ansell Skype on the company blog.
The new Skype for Windows 7.0 application comes with support for touch screen, through which users can navigate through the pages, tap to answer or terminate calls and other functions. Microsoft has also brought a redesigned user interface with a compact view during a video call, even color scheme and a switch to show unread messages, which appeared in October. Lync is a service company focused on communication which was acquired by Microsoft in May 2011.
The Skype v2.25 for Windows Phone now will have big emoticons in the conversation thread. Users will also be able to delete messages and clear conversations. However, “remember the messages still show on other platforms,” said Lara Kingwell another company blog.
In addition to a best time of upload dialog, especially when opened from the notification tray, the Skype for Windows Phone also be able to see the avatars group. Adding groups to the favorites section is also possible.
Microsoft also announced that users of Windows Phone Skype Qik Qik Fliks can now send prerecorded messages with the latest update.