On the Android platform, Microsoft and Skype have been hitting home runs for their success, and have made millions of loyal users happy with the product. Skype on Tuesday got a significant update, and reached version 5.5, which gave users a number of interesting improvements to enjoy.
The update to Skype 5.5 for Android arrived on Tuesday, and is available in the Google Play Store for free as usual. It improves the chat feature of the product, and also allows for preview features with URL’s, that has been available on the Mac and iOS platforms for a month or so.
Easier Sign In Features
Skype has made significant improvements in the ways that it uses battery life and minimizes notifications on the Android platform. The latest updates allow for users to quickly sign back in after they sign out of Skype. Some find that signing out gives them bettter battery life and enjoy exiting that way.
Now, Skype 5.5 remembers the log-in details, and users won’t have to enter a name and password to get back in. A new arrow button is pressed, and the user can now log back in. Users can opt to enter a password if they want, and that is available in the Settings feature and the privacy options.
Web Link Preview
The other major update to Skype 5.5 for Android, is the inclusion of web link previews. This has been available in the Mac and iOS versions, and is slowly making its way to Android phones. It is planned to be rolled out in the next few weeks, and should be a pleasant update for frequent Skype chatters.
Now, when users receive a web link in chat, a rich visual preview will be automatically displayed, and users can see the content without leaving the Skype chat window. Users can begin to download the update in the Play Store, and should see the full update hit their phones soon.
Skype for Android 5.5 is here. Download and update it today, and enjoy a better Skype.