Sport & Auto
- About Future
- Digital Future
- Cookies Policy
- Terms & Conditions
- Investor Relations
- Contact Future
On the heels of similar updates for its Mac and Windows clients, Microsoft-owned Skype has just pushed out version 4.2 for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, integrating Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com into the chatting fun.
Skype released version 4.2 of its iOS apps for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad on Wednesday, allowing users to merge Microsoft accounts with their existing Skype logins.
The feature isn't much of a surprise, given that it's already been rolled out to the desktop versions, but Skype users can now chat with Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts in the same way they can with native users. If you're new to Skype, the new version also makes it easier to sign up right from the app.
Skype 4.2 comes with a plethora of convenience features, including the ability to tap and hold on instant messages to edit them, choosing emoticons while typing IMs and even animated emoticons for devices with a Retina Display.
In addition to squashing some bugs, the latest Skype for iOS apps also allow users to edit saved phone numbers right from the dial pad, a nice touch that brings mobile users one step closer to desktop functionality.
Skype 4.2 is available as separate downloads for the iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad, and as always, the apps are free.
Follow this article’s author, J.R. Bookwalter on Twitter