The Calling service of Skype has updated its application few days back for iPad and iPhone and has included a new feature: the option of sharing photos . In addition, Skype has improved other service features in iOS, as the loading speed of the contact list.
The latest update of Skype wants to continue along the lines of the previous reforms of iOS app. For this reason, the new version uses less battery , so that users can have the application open permanently and receive calls or send messages. In an announcement through the Skype blog , the product marketing manager of the company, Jonathan Watson , explained: “From now on you’ll be able to keep Skype open, reply or send instant messages to friends and colleagues throughout the day . addition, this new version improves application startup and faster loading contacts “.
The most interesting of the Skype update for iOS is the option of sharing photos . The function allows you to send pictures stored on your iPhone or iPad to other Skype users, no size limit. With this new feature, users can share images as a message over the conversation, without having to resort to email.
The operation is simple. The user has to select the name of the contact you want to send the image, select the picture and press the ‘Send’. To do this, the other contact must have enabled Skype instant messaging.
Other voice call services, such as Gmail Hangouts, and allow sharing photos. Now Skype add this feature to your application for iPad and iPhone. It is free and is available in the App Store for all versions of iPad, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4/4S and third generation iPod. To start using the application is required iOS version 4.3 or later.