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New Skype For iPhone Gets Faster, Smarter, Smoother, and More Integrated

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Great news iPhone users as your device will soon get the redesigned Skype mobile app that would make conversations faster, smarter, smoother, and more integrated.

Eric Lin of Skype said that the new Skype for iPhone is the most refined version yet and has all the visual finish that iOS users expect, plus smooth animations, and even a few features that aren?t just new for this version, but new to Skype altogether.

?We?ve been working to provide a coherent experience no matter what device you use. Skype 5.0 for iPhone shares a consistent look and feel with the Windows Phone and Android apps, while still optimizing for iOS?s unique strengths,? Lin added.

Here?s what to expect from the redesigned Skype for iPhone:

? Faster: You?ll notice the effort we?ve put into this overhaul as soon as you launch Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The new version is over 5 times faster than the old version.

? Smoother: As you swipe from conversations through to your favorites and then back to your contacts lists, you?ll notice how smooth scrolling and transitioning from screen to screen is ? with delightful little pops and animations punctuating them. All without degrading the performance and battery improvements we worked so hard to achieve.


? More Integrated: Now, iPhone users can start group chats from the hub. And when you send messages or photos, it doesn?t matter if the recipient is offline. Everyone will see your message as soon as they are available again.

? Smarter: Users are using Skype on multiple devices, and Skype wants to make sure your Skype notifications keep pace with your conversations, no matter where they happen. Now, as you read your messages on your PC, tablet, Xbox and so on, those conversations will be marked as read (or unread if new messages come in) on your iPhone too.

Skype said that just like the redesigned Skype for Android app, they took the opportunity to rewrite this new version from the ground up and customize it to fit iOS best.

?The new Skype for iPhone is redesigned to put your conversation at the center of a faster, smoother and far more integrated experience. Our designers and engineers have obsessed over every pixel.?

This ?update is the biggest change so far to Skype for iPhone. Skype promised that soon they will be delivering a new iPad version too.

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