July 7, 2014
Last month, we told you how Microsoft had removed the ability to listen to voice messages in the Skype for iPhone app. That weird decision on Microsoft’s part has finally been corrected. Rolling out on Monday, the Skype 5.2 for iPhone update restores voice messaging capabilities. Features include:
Voice message support: When you receive a new voice message from someone, it will show up in the conversation. To listen, just press play. View contact profiles: Simply tap on any contact in your people list and then select profile from the “…” menu, and your contact’s mood message, Skype name, birthday, location and more will be available. Additionally, if you are in a 1 to 1 conversation, you can just tap on the contact name in the header to bring up their profile. Add participants to existing conversations: Tap on the “…” menu in the bottom right corner of any conversation (1 to 1 or group), and you’ll be presented with a shiny new “add participants” option.Microsoft never explained why they had removed the free voice messaging feature on iPhones only. Not surprisingly, they also didn't explain why the feature has now been restored. In a blog post, the company would only say "We are continuing to work on bringing you new features to further enhance your Skype on iPhone experience." Sounds good, Microsoft. Skype 5.2 for iPhone will be available for download at this link.