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What's new in Skype for Android?

Looking for the latest Skype for Android releases? Wondering what feature changes and improvements are in each release? Check the table below for all of the details on the most recent releases.

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Version Changes and new features

Skype for Android 7.26
Released November 22nd, 2016

  • General fixes

Skype for Android 7.25
Released November 17th, 2016

  • You can invite non-Skype users to Skype chat by sharing a link.

  • Quicker load time for chats on slow devices and faster camera switch for video calls. 

Skype for Android 7.24
Released November 11th, 2016

  • Calls tab UI refresh with quick call options and new dialer. 

  • Group call active speaker indicator. 

Skype for Android 7.22
Released October 27th, 2016
  • Users can "hang everyone up" in a hostess call
  • Performance and stability improvements
Skype for Android 7.21
Released October 21st, 2016
  • Performance and stability improvements
Skype for Andoid 7.20
Released October 11th, 2016
  • Multiple photos can be sent from Gallery
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.19
Released October 5th, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.18
Released September 27th, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.17
Released September 20th, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.15
Released September 6th, 2016
  • Quick access to Bot's profile from group chat messages
  • Improved one-to-one video calling 
  • General fixes
Skype for Andoid 7.14
Released August 30th, 2016
  • You can now run Skype on Android N!
  • Find all of your suggested contacts from other Skype apps in Skype for Android
  • Optimized UI when moving apps to the background, or recording a video message
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.13
Released August 22, 2016
  • Skype Bots are available to make your life easier, more productive, and fun!
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.12
Released August 15, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.11
Released August 8, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.10
Released August 1, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.09
Released July 25, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.08
Released July 21, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.06
Released July 6, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.05
Released June 27, 2016
  • Support for Arabic and Hebrew, with the addition of right-to-left (RTL) user interface. 
  • Various other fixes and improvements.

We are always looking for ways to improve Skype. Please send us your feedback! Just tap on the menu icon, and then go to Settings > Feedback

Skype for Android 7.04
Released June 21, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.03
Released June 14, 2016

Welcome to Skype for Android 7.03. We are working hard to make Skype even better for all your calls and messaging – here’s what’s new in this update:

  • Bluetooth audio: We've addressed the issue with sound not playing from a paired Bluetooth device when it's disconnected during a call. 
  • Test Push Notifications: Check whether your device is capable of receiving push notifications. Learn more.

We are always looking for ways to improve Skype. Please send us your feedback! Just tap on the menu icon, and then go to Settings > Feedback.

Skype for Android 7.02
Released June 6, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.01
Released May 31, 2016
  • We've addressed an issue that caused screens to rotate when in lock mode
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 7.00
Released May 24, 2016

Welcome to Skype for Android. We are working hard to make Skype even better for all your calls and messaging - here's what's new in this update:

  • Brand new material design for Android tablets:
    • New floating action button (FAB) to quickly start a conversation or make a call.
    • Flip your tablet to landscape and multi-task while in another voice or video call.
    • New more powerful search making it easier to find contacts, groups, bots, or conversations from the main screen.
    • Invite new friends by tapping on the new Invite button next to their name in your contact list.
Skype for Android 6.34
Released May 16, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.33
Released May 10, 2016
  • Call volume: We've addressed the issue with call volume being reset by Skype during or between calls. 
Skype for Android 6.32
Release April 25, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.31
Released April 25, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.30
Released April 19, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.29
Released April 13, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.28
Released April 4, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.27
Released March 30, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.26
Released March 18, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.25
Released March 15, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.24
Released March 8, 2016
  • Easily start and join Skype conversations - Choose "Share chat" in a group conversation to create and share a unique link. Friends and family just click on the link to join the chat. Learn more
Skype for Android 6.23
Released March 1, 2016
Skype for Android 6.22
Released February 22, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.21
Released February 16, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.20
Released February 10, 2016
  • Make a loved one's day special by sending them a Valentine's Day video message. Record and share via Skype, social networks, or email. 
  • All you need is love! Have Paul McCartney help send your love with our new exclusive music Mojis just for Skype.
  • General improvements and fixes. 
Skype for Android 6.19
Released February 1, 2016
 
  • General fixes
Skye for Android 6.18
Released January 27, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.17
Released January, 19, 2016
  • Create calendar events. Tap on a contact, then tap the menu in the upper right, and select "Schedule a call." Learn more
  • Open Microsoft Office files. Tap on a received Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation to open the file in its' corresponding Office app.  
Skype for Android 6.16
Released January 13, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.15
Released December 15th, 2015
  • Create your holiday video card. Tap on the button in the lower right, then tap the snowflake to record. Share your video over Skype, social networks, or email.
  • Get into the spirit with holiday emoticons.
  • Send video messages to groups. Create a video message and select the people you want to send it to, or record and send in a group chat.
  • Easily start and join Skype conversations. Choose "Share chat" from a group conversation to create and share a unique link. Friends and family just click that link to join. 
Skype for Android 6.14
Released December 8th, 2015
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.13
Released November 30, 2015
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.12
Released November 23, 2015
 
  • Android Wear: View your Skype 'Recents' list
  • General fixes
Skype for Android 6.11
Released November 18, 2015
  • Manage conversations - Long tap on a contact or chat in the Recents tab to delete, mark as read, or mute notifications.
  • Share with groups - Share photos from your photo gallery directly into a Skype group conversation. 
  • Save video messages - preserve video messages you've recorded by saving them to your phone's gallery.
  • General fixes.
Skype 6.10 for Android
Released November 9th, 2015
  • Group sharing of files, photos and mojis
  • Forward mojis without having to playback first
Skype 6.8 for Android
Released October 27th, 2015
  • Support for high resolution avatars in the app
  • Search - Significantly improved global search, exposing relevant Contacts, Groups and Messages
  • Video Message (VIM) filters
  • Support for Android 6
  • General fixes
Skype 6.7 for Android
Released October 19th, 2015
  • Add fun to your video messages by adding a video filter. Just tap on the filter icon on the lower left.
  • Get spooky with new ghostly Halloween emoticons and video message filters...Mwahahaha! (Japanese and English language only)
  • Want to chat with a friend who isn't in Skype? Invite your friends to join Skype from the contacts tab.
  • Location sharing - Send a map with your location in a Skype chat.
Skype 6.6 for Android
Released October 12th, 2015
  • Android Wear - Ability to reply with a Skype emoticon
  • General fixes
Skype 6.5 for Android
Released October 5th, 2015
  • General improvements and bug fixes
Skype 6.4 for Android
Released September 29th, 2015
  • Added support for Android Wear and more!
    • Messages - Get notifications and view messages on your Android Wear device
    • Reply - Quickly respond to messages by speaking to your wrist, sending emojis, or choosing a pre-written response
    • Calls - Accept or decline calls, mute ongoing conversations, or hang up on your Android Wear device
    • Skype Mojis - Send short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows in a Skype chat
Skype 6.3 for Android
Released September 21st, 2015
  • General fixes
Skype 6.2 for Android
Released September 15th, 2015
  • Media bar: Use the new toolbar to easily share photos, files and more.
  • Skype Mojis - Send short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows in a Skype chat.
  • Launcher badge: View the number of unread conversations on the Skype icon in the launcher (only available for Samsung, HTC and Sony phones).
  • To access these new features, you'll have to accept an updated set of permissions.
Skype 6.1 for Android
Released September 8th, 2015
  • General fixes
  • Stability improvements
Skype 6.0 for Android
Released September 3rd, 2015
  • A fresh new look inspired by material design and more.
  • New navigation - Tap on the floating action button on the lower right to quickly make calls, send instant messages, or send a video message. 
  • Search - Easily find and keep track of your most important conversations and contacts. 
Skype 5.11 for Android
released August 25th, 2015
  • General fixes
  • Stability improvements
Skype 5.10 for Android
released August 17th, 2015
Skype 5.9 for Android
released August 10th, 2015
  • General fixes
  • Stability improvements
Skype 5.8 for Android
released August 3rd, 2015
  • General fixes
  • Stability improvements
Skype 5.7 for Android
released July 28th, 2015
  • Improvements for emoticon picker
  • General fixes
  • Stability improvements
Skype 5.6 for Android
released July 22nd, 2015
  • User-interface updates to improve the readability of chats and the visibility of your contacts' online status
  • Ability to receive and view locations shared from other Skype apps
  • Stability improvements
Skype 5.5 for Android
released July 9th, 2015
  • Simplified sign-in flow enabling you to sign in with one click after signing out
  • Web link previews in chat (can be turned off in app settings)
Skype 5.4 for Android
released May 21st, 2015
  • Typing indicator in chat
  • In-app option to send feedback to Skype
  • Stability improvements
Skype 5.3 for Android
released April 2nd, 2015
  • Redesigned chat interface
  • Improved logic for signing out of Skype
  • Large and animated emoticons (you can disable these in the app settings)
  • Emoji support
  • Incremental group chat improvements
Skype 5.2 for Android
released February 9th, 2015
Skype 5.1 for Android
released November 25th, 2014
Skype 5.0 for Android
released July 23rd, 2014
Skype 4.9 for Android
released May 20th, 2014
  • Roaming Favorites (when using a Microsoft account)

 






 

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