Microsoft’s Skype has just updated the official iPhone app of its popular VoIP service with a couple of notable UI improvements. In addition, it has announced its new prerelease program for Skype for iOS.
The latest update to Skype for iPhone makes it quicker and easier to call people, thanks to certain tweaks applied to the app’s dial pad and chat picker.
In the new version of the app, you can search for contacts faster since the app now suggests contacts with matching phone numbers once you start typing a phone number in the dial pad. You can also call people and groups more quickly by tapping the phone or video icon after selecting your desired contacts in the updated chat picker.
As mentioned, with the release of the latest update to Skype for iPhone comes the launch of a prerelease program for Skype for iOS, which includes Skype for iPad as well as Skype for iPhone.
Skype is kicking off the program in hopes of getting valuable feedback from users ahead of the official release of its iOS apps’ future versions. If you’re interested in participating in the program, you can learn more about it and apply for one of the limited preview spots here.
With this program in place, Skype for iOS is likely to gain more enhancements for a better call and chat experience.
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