Making things just a little bit easier for users, both the Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad apps have received nice updates today, Nov. 23. Now with a simple tap, you can check out a location on a map, set up a calendar event, or call a phone number.
New feature details
The new version of Skype for both iPhone and iPad now detects addresses, dates, and phone numbers in your messages. These items will be highlighted and with a tap you can open the appropriate action. Tapping an address will open the map within the app so that you can see the location easily. Tapping a date will pop open an option for you to add it to your calendar where you can also add further details. Finally, tapping a phone number will prompt you to call it using your Skype Credit.
To increase your multitasking ability, Skype offers an Active Banner so that you can quickly return to a call. You can also now easily see how many unread messages you have in a conversation with a counter. Both of these new features are extremely useful and definitely help you make more out of your Skype usage.
Most Skype users are probably wondering why these features were not available before. But, at least they are here now. Each of them brings more convenience, ease-of-use, and a better overall experience which goes right along with the October update that brought us spotlight search and slide over capabilities.
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