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What's new in Skype for iOS?

Looking for the latest Skype for iOS 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.

 

Version

Changes and new features

Skype for iOS 6.27
released October 27th, 2016

We are constantly working to make Skype better for you. With this new update, you can now:

  • Send Skype messages to your Skype contacts using Siri
  • View your Skype recent messages and Favorites on the Apple Watch again

Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!

Skype for iOS 6.26
released October 10th, 2016

Welcome to Skype for iOS. 
We are constantly working to make Skype better for you.
With this new update, you can now:

  • Make every call a Skype call: Toggle iOS 10 integrated calling (CallKit) on/off in Skype's app settings. 

  • Never miss a new contact: Make sure you've set Skype notifications 'on' to receive any new contact requests as a notification. 

  • Fixes improvements: Enjoy the various improvements we've made to how Skype works on iOS 10.  

Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!

Skype 6.25 for iOS
released September 28th, 2016

Welcome to Skype for iOS. 
We are constantly working to make Skype better for you.
With this new update, you can now: 

  • Use Siri commands to quickly start a Skype call
  • Answer Skype calls from your lock screen, just like a regular phone call
  • Seamlessly store your Skype contacts into the contacts list built into your iPhone/iPad
  • Pay for Skype Credit in Israeli Shekels
  • Invite your friends to Skype directly from the contacts list
  • More easily differentiate between your contacts and bots in the contacts list 

Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!

Skype 6.22 for iOS
released August 22nd, 2016

Welcome to Skype for iOS.
Here’s what’s new in this update:

  • We’ve made Skype Credit balance notifications faster and more reliable.
  • You are now able to purchase Skype Credit in more currencies.
  • New connectivity status bar shows when Skype is updating your conversations or when you're having network problems.
  • Notifications include much more content now.

Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!

Skype 6.20 for iOS
released July 19th, 2016

Welcome to Skype for iOS.
Here’s what’s new in this update:


Skype bots:

  • We've made it easier to find bots on Skype - just tap on the bot icon in your Recent header.

  • Found a helpful bot? Now tap the header in your bot conversation to add it to your favorites (selected markets only).

Push notifications and missed conversation counts:

  • We've improved notification reliability.

  • Muted conversations no longer appear in your unread message count.

General:

  • We've made improvements to voicemail, so it should well, now work for everyone!
     

Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!

Skype 6.19 for iOS
released July 5th, 2016

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

  • We've slightly changed some of the colors in the app to make it easier for everyone to use. 

  • Fixes to improve call reliability and reduce crashes.

Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening! 

Skype 6.17.1 for iOS
released June 7th, 2016

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

  • Add new friends by opening your Contacts, tapping Invite friends to Skype, and then selecting who you want to join. Learn more
  • Improvements to voice and video call quality. 
  • Fixed bug that prevented some users from being able to automatically sign in.

    Please continue to send us feedback by opening the app and tapping the Skype Community link in My info. We are listening!
Skype 6.16 for iOS
released May 23rd, 2016

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

  • We’ve made big improvements to how Skype works with external microphones, interfaces and devices.

  • You can now save video messages to your device, then share them with friends and family or on social media.

    Please continue to send us feedback from within the app or via the Skype Community. We are listening!

Skype 6.15 for iOS
released April 28th, 2016

We are working hard to make Skype even better for all your calls and messaging. This update contains:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements. Please continue to send us feedback from within the app or via Skype's Community pages. We are listening!
Skype 6.14 for iOS
released April 18th, 2016
  • This update contains numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Please continue to send us feedback from within the app or via Skype's Community pages. We are listening!
Skype 6.13 for iOS
released March 29th, 2016
  • General improvements.
Skype 6.12 for iOS
released March 9th, 2016
  • New group video calls with up to 25 people.
Skype 6.11 for iOS
released February 18th, 2016
  • General improvements.
  • This release fixes an issue that caused poor sound when calling mobiles/landlines on certain iPhone and iPad models.
Skype 6.10 for iOS
released February 11th, 2016
  • Easily open Microsoft Office documents, presentations, and spreadsheets that have been shared in Skype.
  • Share the love with Skype. Make a loved one's day special by sending them a Valentine's Day video message.
  • Save a video you've received or video message you've recorded straight to your Photos. Learn more.
  • General improvements.
Skype 6.9.1 for iOS
released January 26th, 2016
  • General improvements.
Skype 6.8.1 for iOS
released December 19th, 2015
  • This release fixes a bug that caused Skype to crash for some users – thank you for all your help and feedback on this issue.
  • Create a holiday video card. Tap the snowflake to record and share over Skype or save to share on social networks or email.
  • Send video messages to groups directly from group chats.
  • Get into the holiday spirit with new festive emoticons and Mojis.
Skype 6.8 for iOS
released December 15th, 2015
  • Sharing made easy: Simply tap the share button to send websites or photos from your Camera roll to friends in Skype
  • General improvements
Skype 6.7 for iOS
released December 8th, 2015
  • General improvements
Skype 6.6 for iOS
released November 23rd, 2015

Phone number, date and address detection in your conversations:

  • Call a phone number (using Skype Credit) direct from highlighted numbers
  • Set up calendar events by tapping highlighted dates, days and times
  • Check locations in Maps directly from highlighted addresses
  • Making it easier to multi-task in Skype:
    • Quickly return to a call by pressing the Active Call banner in Skype
    • Use the unread counter to easily see how many unread conversations you have when in a conversation
  • General improvements
Skype 6.5 for iOS
released October 28th, 2015

iPhone

  • Add fun to your video messages by adding video filters
  • Get spooky with new ghostly Halloween video message filters and emoticons...Mwahahaha!
  • New 3D Touch actions:
    • Reveal quick-start actions directly from the Skype icon on your home screen
    • Press on a Recent conversation to Peek the latest IMS or a live video call
    • Force Touch shared locations, photos, contacts and URLs to Peek the content
  • Improved conversation and contact management
    • Hide conversations from your Recent list with a swipe
    • Completely delete a conversation's history from the chat menu or Recent list
    • Easily share Skype contacts

iPad

  • Add fun to your video messages by adding video filters
  • Get spooky with new ghostly Halloween video message filters and emoticons...Mwahahaha!
  • Improved conversation and contact management
    • Hide conversations from your Recent list with a swipe
    • Completely delete a conversation's history from the chat menu or Recent list
    • Easily share Skype contacts
  • General improvements
Skype 6.3 for iOS
released October 1st, 2015

iPhone

  • Full iOS9 compatibility
  • Use Skype in split view and slide over for IM and voice calls
  • Reply to Skype notifications without needing to open Skype
  • Start chats with Skype contacts directly from Spotlight search

iPad

  • Full iOS9 compatibility
  • Use Skype in split view and slide over for IM and voice calls
  • Reply to Skype notifications without needing to open Skype
  • Start chats with Skype contacts directly from Spotlight search
  • Improvements to low call volume issues
Skype 6.2 for iOS
released September 17th, 2015
  • Support orientation changes in sign in screens
Skype 6.0.1 for iOS
released September 3rd, 2015
  • Ability to delete country code by pressing backstage
  • Open profile directly from the search and not just from chat
Skype 6.0 for iOS
released September 3rd, 2015
  • New, redesigned user interface for both iPhone and iPad
  • Enhanced search feature to quickly find messages, conversations, contacts and groups
  • New swipe actions enabling you to quickly make calls and manage conversations (just swipe left or right in the Recent tab)
  • Filtering for unread conversations (just swipe down in the Recent tab)

To get all the benefits of Skype for iPhone, make sure you have the latest version installed. Learn more about upgrading to the latest version.

Learn more about Skype for iPhone.

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