Skype update brings a couple of new features to WP ahead of other operating systems

Skype update brings a couple of new features to WP ahead of other operating systems
Skype's Windows Phone app has been updated to v2.24, which brings a few, mostly subtle, new features.

The first one is the most pronounced – you can now doodle pictures with your fingers right in the IM app to add some personal touch to your messages. Drawing can also be done on a photo that you are about to send, or on a Bing map, if you are trying to give someone locations.

The app now supports HD screens, so if you own a high-end device, you will be happy to know that you will enjoy much higher quality video chats... provided that your connection is behaving perfectly, of course.

Next, we have a couple of WP-exclusive tweaks for how the app operates. The first one is a speed-boost to app resuming, which is a pretty welcome fix. Second, the Skype team has added the option to have the app automatically sign the user in, using their Windows account that the phone is registered with. Alternatively, the auto sign-in can be switched to use a Skype account, as many people still prefer keeping them separate.

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source: Skype via Neowin

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2 Comments

1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Gotta try it out. The blue ( colorful) menu bar at the bottom is what many is raving about in Android L guess they haven't used a WP, sucks now you gonna have people saying you copied what you created.

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Android fanboys are too protective when anything looks like Material Design (even if it is different). Yeah I am also excited for Material Apps and loved them so far on my Z1. But Cmon Windows has this apps designed way past material design existed.

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