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    Skype for Android 8.54.0.91 released November 4, 2019; Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.54.0.94 begins rolling out November 21, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.

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    Skype for Android 8.53.0.104 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.53.0.102 begins rolling out October 8, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Bug fixes and stability improvements. We've been busy fixing some issues, like longer messages being truncated on Skype for Android and call scheduling not working properly on Skype for Android.


    Skype for Android 8.52.0.149 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.52.0.138 begin rolling out September 16, 2019 and release gradually over the next week.

     

    Skype for Android 8.51.0.80 and Skype for iPhone and iPad 8.51.0.72 begin rolling out August 13, 2019 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Director's Cut: You can now upload up to 10 minutes per video from mobile, up from the previous 1 minute. Learn more.
    • Selfies for everyone: You can now share pictures and web pages directly from your gallery on Android. Learn more.
    • Before I forget: We also added the ability to bookmark messages in conversations. Learn more.
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 
     

    Skype for Android and iPad 8.50.0.43 and Skype for iPhone 8.50.0.38 begin rolling out July 22, 2019 and release gradually over the next week.

    • Friends now at your fingertips: We've added a new way to search — you can now find your friends' mobiles and landlines by spelling out their name on the dialpad! Learn more.
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 

    Skype for Android and iOS 8.49.0.49 begins rolling out July 9, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Tired of that really annoying GIF in your chat?  Shut it down!  We added the ability to pause and play GIFs as you wish!
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements. 

    Skype for Android and iOS 8.48.0.51 begins rolling out June 26, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Keeping up appearances: Your appearance settings are now kept when you sign out of Skype.
    • Find and seek: You can now search for and find a specific message within a chat. 
    • Share more while taking up less space: When you share multiple images or videos, they are now collapsed into an album within your conversation. 

    Skype for Android 8.47.0.73 begins rolling out June 13, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • General improvements and enhancements.

    Skype for Android and iOS 8.46.0.60 begins rolling out May 28, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    Skype for Android 8.45.0.43 and iOS 8.45.0.41 begins rolling out May 16, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • General improvements and enhancements

    Skype for Android and iOS 8.44.0.40 begins rolling out April 30, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Improvements to message forwarding: You can now forward a quoted message. 
    • Downloaded photos and videos are now saved to a Skype folder on your device. 
    • Decline an incoming call with a message: Android users have the option to decline an incoming call with a message. Choose from a selection of common messages or create your own. 
    Skype for Android 8.43.0.53 begins rolling out April 16, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Switch between Speaker view or Grid view during a video call: You now have the option to switch views to see only the active speaker, or up to 4 participants at once during a video call. 
    • Screen sharing goes mobileShare your phone's screen with friends and family, just tap the More button and select Share screen
    • Review before you send: Now, when you drop files or media into a chat, you can preview them before sending.  

    Skype for Android 8.42.0.60 and iOS 8.42.0.52, begins rolling out March 28, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Quickly view a participant's profile while you're in a call: Simply tap and hold on the participant and select View profile
    • Effortlessly set the mood: Quickly choose a list of mood messages that match your sentiment and change out the emoticon to match. 
    • Updated descriptions for signing out of Skype.

    Skype for Android 8.41.0.64 and iOS 8.41.0.54, begins rolling out March 11, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Large group calls: You can now start a group call in groups up to 50 members. 
    • The sound of silent meetings: Group calls with more than 25 participants will now be ringless. Rather than ringing everyone in a group, they'll receive a notification that the meeting has started and can jump in when they're ready. 
    • To ring or not to ring? For group video calls with less than 25 participants, you can choose whether you want your call to ring everyone in the group or be ringless. 
    • Easier to watch: When videos are shared in a chat, you can now watch them right from your active conversation! 
    • Search a conversation for a keyword or phrase: Use the Find feature to stay on top of your conversations and instantly refer back to a chat from days, weeks or months ago. 
    • More ways to block unwanted spam calls:  When you receive a call from an unwanted phone number, you'll have the option to block the number right from the chat. 
    • Stay in touch by being in sync: When you choose to sync your address book with your Skype contact list, your contacts can now be found across your devices so you can connect even more.
    • Improvements to in-conversation search results. 

    Android 8.40.0.76 and iOS 8.40.0.86, begins rolling out February 28, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Why didn't my call go through? When a call isn't successful, you'll now see more details about why it didn't connect. 
    • More control over live captions & subtitles: Choose to only show subtitles for others and not yourself. 
    • Added ways to get notified: You now have the option to receive email notifications for missed calls or messages. From your profile picture, select Settings, select Notifications, and  then under E-Mail Notifications toggle on the options to receive Missed call reminders and Missed Message reminders.  
    • Try Skype without an account by signing in as a guest from any platform. 
    • Improvements to in-conversation search results. 
    • Make sure your friends know who's callingHow do I set up caller ID
    • Ever type a message and don't remember if you sent it? Unsent message drafts will now show as a draft in your recent chat list. 
    Android 8.39.0.185, and iOS 8.39.0.175, begins rolling out February 13, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Streamlined call controls: More quickly access your most frequently used tasks – the microphone, camera, and end call buttons. Just tap the More  (More button) button to find anything else you might need. Learn more
    • Do you hear what I hear? Call participants who are muted will now show their avatar, along with the mute icon so you’ll always know when silence is golden – or not. 
    • Take collaboration to the next level: Seamlessly interact with individual participants while on a group call. Just tap and hold on a participant to access a list of options for interacting. Learn more.
    • Express yourself like never before: Now, when you send a message on Skype you can personalize your chat with GIFs and send them right from the chat window. 
    • Skype will now notify you if you haven’t granted permissions to use the microphone during the call. 
    Android, and iOS 8.38.0.138 begins rolling out January 28, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Stay in the know: When someone ads you to a group chat, you’ll now receive a notification.
    • Improved access for managing your profile and updates to presence statuses
    • View more of your conversations right in your Chats list: Previously you could see just your most recent conversations, now you can scroll through more of them.
    • Do more even faster on iPhone and iPad: Swipe left or right from your Chats to quickly access a list of common actions.
    • Skype subscriptions are available on Skype for iPhone in Australia. 
    Android, and iOS 8.37.0.98 begins rolling out January 22, 2019 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Receive SMS messages: You can now receive SMS messags in Skype if you have a Skype Number with Caller ID set up. Learn more
    • New Contacts panel gives you more control, and includes more options for customizing your contacts. 
    • Get the conversation started sooner: Tap and hold the Skype icon on your device to start a new chat, go to your recent chats, start a new call, or change your presence status. This feature is only available in Skype for Android (6.0+).
    • Add a phone number to an existing contact: From your friends profile, select Add a phone number
    • More control over your data use: Choose whether to use WiFi or cellular to automatically download your newest photos – or choose not to. 
    Android, 8.36.0.52 begins rolling out December 12, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Never go unheard again. If you mute someone, or someone mutes you during a call, you’ll now receive a notification that “another participant muted your microphone."
    • You can now remove unessential contacts from group chats. They will receive a notification when they are removed, but you can always add them back at any time. Learn how. 
    • Set reminders to schedule Skype calls with your friends or family.
    • We’ve made improvements to network connectivity, and connection messages, making it easier to know when you’re having connection issues.
    Android, and iOS 8.35.0.71 begins rolling out December 3, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.
    • Having a bad hair day? Choose if you want to answer a video call with your video camera.
    • Poor connection getting you down? We’ve added the option to turn off incoming video when your connection is poor to help improve call performance. 
    • Never go unheard again. If you mute someone, or someone mutes you during a call, you’ll now receive a notification that “another participant muted your microphone." Learn more about what you can do during a call
    • Push notification order: Push notifications on iOS 12 will now be grouped by conversation instead of chronologically.
    • You can now use OneDrive for sharing: Use OneDrive to share files and photos with your friends and family. From Chats, select the add in button, select OneDrive, select the file you want to send, and then select Send.
    • New notification sound setting: Stop your device from playing a sound when you get a new Skype message. From your profile, select Settings > Notifications, and then toggle Notification sounds off or on. Learn more about managing notifications in Skype

    Android, and iOS 8.34.0.72 begins rolling out November 12, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Easily share Skype contact details with others: From a chat, select the share contact contact card button button, select a contact to share, and then select send
    • Make Skype calls right from your address book: From your device address book, just tap the Skype button next to the person you want to call on Skype. 
    • Search directory improvements: We've refined our search results to better help you find the people you're looking for. 

    Android 8.33.0.43 and iOS 8.33.0.41 begins rolling out October 24, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Add a phone number as a contact: Easily add someone's phone number as a contact in Skype. Learn more.  

    iPhone 8.32.0.44, and iPad 8.32.0.44 begins rolling out October 10, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Accomplish more with Microsoft To-Do in Skype: Tap and hold, or right-click on a message to create a task. Manage your To-Do's from your Add-ins. 
      Learn more about how to get stuff done with Microsoft To-Do.
    • Video sharing: The length of videos that can be shared is now 1 minute.
    • Choose where to open web links: Now, when you receive a web link from a contact, you can choose whether to open it in Skype, or your default web browser. Learn more.

    Android and iPad 8.31.0.92 begins rolling out September 26, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • URL previews: Enable or disable displaying URL previews in Skype chat from your settings. Tap your profile picture > Settings Messaging > Display URL previews and toggle it on or off.

    Android, and iOS 8.30.0.50 begins rolling out September 12, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • Read receipts: See at a glance who's read your messages. Once someone reads your message, their avatar appears beneath it in your chat - so you can see how far they've read in the conversation.

    Android, and iOS 8.29.0.41 begins rolling out August 27, 2018 and releases gradually over the next week.

    • See which account you're signed in with: Have multiple Skype accounts? We've made it easier to identify which one you're signed in to. Tap your profile picture and both your Skype Name and the account you're signed in as will be displayed. 
    • Archive your conversations: Hide your conversations by archiving them
    • Stop unwanted calls: Unwanted calls from people you don't know can be a distraction. Now, you can avoid those distractions and choose to only allow calls from your contacts to ring