Skype Stories August 3

GOOG: 923.65

-6.74

Skype 8.3 Android app update brings dark theme, better organization, activity indicators

Skype was in the news yesterday for gaining integration with PayPal for sending/receiving payments within the app, and we’re talking about it yet again as the Microsoft-owned communication app is being updated to version 8.3 on Android.

Skype Stories August 2

GOOG: 930.39

-0.44

Messaging apps these days aren’t just for sending friendly greetings – increasingly, you can also use them to send cold, hard cash. Or the electronic equivalent, at least.

Skype is the latest to join the trend of supporting peer-to-peer payments through a PayPal integration in the latest update to its iOS and Android apps …

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Skype Stories February 16

GOOG: 824.16

5.18

Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a few new features to users enrolled in the Skype Insider program on iOS and Android. In a blog post, Microsoft previewed new features including a built-in camera, in-call reactions, messaging reactions, and more.

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Skype Stories March 30, 2016

GOOG: 750.53

5.76

Skype launches ‘Bots’ feature & developer platform for Android app

As part of announcements at Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference today, Skype announced a new ‘Bots’ platform that it’s launching today in preview mode for developers and users in the Android app (as well as the iPhone, iPad and Windows apps).

Skype Stories February 18, 2016

GOOG: 697.35

-11.05

PSA: Skype’s group video calling on Android & iOS rolling out from today

Skype told us a month ago that it would soon be rolling out group video calling to both iOS and Android devices, and the company has today advised that the rollout is now underway.

Today, we’ve started rolling out group video calling on iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets in Western Europe and North America and we expect to have completed our roll-out to these markets over the next week or so. We plan to be fully available worldwide in March

This brings the mobile experience in line with that already available on the desktop.

The UI lets you choose between a grid view of all those in the call, and a focus view that automatically switches to the person speaking. Alternatively, if you only really care about one person in the call, you can use a ‘pin’ feature to stick with your view of them.

Via Engadget

Skype Stories January 12, 2016

GOOG: 726.07

10.04

Skype bringing free group video calling to Android

Skype today announced that it’s bringing free group video calling— a feature it’s long had available on the desktop—to mobile devices including Android users.

Yes, it really has been a decade since Skype changed the way people connect with their loved ones. 6 years ago, we innovated again with one-to-one video calling on mobile phones. Today, we are excited to announce the next evolution – group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile.

The feature will officially launch in the coming weeks, but you can pre-register through Skype’s website here starting today.

And keep an eye out for updates to the Skype for Android app. In the latest update to the app, Skype also introduced to the ability to “Send video messages to groups directly from group chats.”

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