Skype's Android app is updated to allow picture-in-picture on your phone

Skype's Android app is updated to allow picture-in-picture on your phone
Skype for Android has received an update that allows you to multitask on your phone, even while being on a video call. Picture-in-picture support has been added to Android handsets after being available on tablets for about a year. Now, even if you are in the middle of a video call, you can head over to another app and continue with the conversation, video and all.

After the update, chats will load faster, especially when opened from a notification. And those using Skype for Android will be able to receive pictures from Skype for iPhone users. Other changes include support for formatted text such as bold, italic and strikethroughs. And the update brings native support for Hindi.

If you haven't received the latest and greatest version of Skype for Android, head over to My apps in the Google Play store. When Skype introduced picture-in-picture last year for Android tablets, it released the video below. Just pretend the tablet is an Android phone, and you can see what the major part of the new update is all about.



source: Skype (Android) via AndroidCentral

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4 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Strange that Skype is better supported on Android over WP. They have even prevent their WP7 user from logging into their Skype server.

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Strange that a company will choose to actually release software for all devices and not just their own platform... Most likely win10 update will bring parity. Sure you will come back with, wait for wp7, wp8, wp8.1. But the best part is how you can't stop thinking about WP. I actually smiling that the OS with 3% gets so much of your attention.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Market share rules. Not fandom. Get it! Banning wp7 user from Skype prove to me its still the Microsoft I am use to. Good thing! LOL!

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Where in the post does it say fandom....you arguing with yourself? Market share rules, we get it, it rule your thoughts to comment on such a non-worthy competitor. And if 'market' share rules, then discontinuing wp7 support makes sense right? Your logic makes 0 sense.

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