Skype is one of the most widely pieces of software across mobile devices, and on the iOS platform that is a definite truth. On Thursday, Microsoft updated the Skype app, and with it gives users the ability to have two-way HD video chats using their iPads, iPhones, and other iOS devices.
The update to the free Skype app is aimed at A7 chip devices and newer, since they have the processing power to produce the HD chats. The update is free, and makes using the Skype app to communicate with friends and loved ones even more powerful on the iOS platform.
What Is Included With The Update?
With the Skype update, users can have two-way conversations with iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad mini’s with Retina displays. The app gives users the ability to use the front facing HD camera to have two-way conversations no matter where they are. The update also gives the user to switch front and back cameras and to disable video if needed.
I really enjoy Skype, and use it to talk with friends and families all over the place. By updating the Skype app to include HD video chats, now others including myself can use our newer iOS devices to chat in full HD. The regular video chat wasn’t bad, but now getting the HD resolution to see others is a huge milestone for Microsoft and Skype.
Other Skype iOS Update Details
But, it wasn’t just the update to allow two-way HD chats that got updated. Skype also updated the ability to receive chat messages when Skype is closed, and pleases many with that long awaited request. This update also is the first rollout of the fixes that will allow Skype to sync chat messages across all iOS devices with it loaded.
This Skype chat alignment of messages is almost better than the camera update. Whenever I open Skype on various devices, I always am out of sync with Skype chat messages. I updated the app earlier today, and it works relatively well. Skype talked about this last year as a pet project, and now this is a reality, and it works.
What is there to say about Skype? It’s free, it allows people to chat worldwide, and now for iOS it got HD.