Skype today announced a new upgrade for both its iOS and Android mobile apps that present a brand-new design experience, a couple of tweaks to the service’s messaging functions, and some boosted search performance. The new upgrade, version 6.0, guarantees to be a “simple, familiar” experience for Skype users, however with a bevy of new functions and touch inputs that will help the service’s users get in and out of discussions with more ease.

The company has introduced swipe gestures to do simply that, letting users quickly begin calls and manage message threads with quick and easy right and left swipes. The message feature as a whole has been strengthened, with much easier access to sharing photos, links, emoticons, as well as place status while likewise on a video or voice call. Along with boosted search and improvements to the iPad app, version 6.0 aims to be the most robust iOS Skype experience yet.

Right here is what’s brand-new:

Redesigned for iPhone and iPad— We’ve redesigned Skype for both iPhone and iPad to make the apps easier to utilize than before. The brand-new navigation is simple, familiar and gets you to your conversations quick. With Skype 6.0 you can make use of swipe gestures to quickly make calls and quickly handle your messages. We have actually likewise made it much easier to share pictures, web links, emoticons and your place while you’re on a voice or video call.

Enhanced search— We’ve made it simpler to find things in Skype. Merely use the brand-new recents tab to search your messages and discover contacts and groups.

The features you like, now on iPad— All the functions you love on Skype for iPhone are on your iPad too. We have actually made messaging on Skype for iPad a great deal much better– you can share your place, send out large emoticons, see web link previews and easily send and get images. Skype for iPad also helps you remain in touch with your groups– now start a group chat or a group voice call directly from your iPad.

Skype for Android sees a handful of the exact same featured updates in its own overhaul, but has a couple of unique features– like an ever-present “drifting action button” to instantly begin a call from anywhere in the app– that Android users can take a look at right here. For everyone else, the Skype for iPhone [Direct Link] and Skype for iPad [Direct Link] apps are readily available to download from the App Store for free.

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