Skype’s Latest Update For iOS

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Skype recently announced the release of an update for iOS that would bring about major changes to the app in terms of optimizations and new features. The latest app version 6.25 comes with improvements made to contact information, the addition of CallKit support and the integration of the Apple personal assistant, Siri.

These changes were made so that Apple users will now be able to store their Skype contacts information on the Apple app, iOS Contacts. Users now have the ability to club their Skype contacts with the already existing contacts in their iOS Contacts list or simply create an entirely new one.

The app on the iOS platform can now support CallKit which allows a user to make a Skype call in the same way they would place a regular call. With the latest update, a call can now be made from a variety of ways namely by using either Siri or apps like Contacts or Phone. If you already have the Skype information of the person you wish to call, you can simply command Siri to place the call by saying ‘Call Annie White’.

This means that you now have the ability to start a Skype audio or video call or even send an instant message, without even opening the application. This is because all the information will be stored directly into your device.

With the integration of CallKit, Skype will now show incoming calls in the same way that regular calls appear. So users can easily answer or switch between regular calls and Skype calls without ending either call. This is all thanks to the inbuilt iOS functions. This feature is also available on Skype for Business.

Additionally apps like CarPlay will no longer mute Skype notifications as they did in the past, thanks to the integration of CallKit.

Skype is not the only application to integrate the iOS 10 CallKit into their latest update. Just last month the Facebook Messenger app also added a support for the iOS feature.

Picture courtesy – skype.com


by techtalks @TechTalks October 20, 2016 6:35 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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