Android users can now save video messages on the Skype 6.11 app, thanks to a new string of updates introduced by the latest version of the popular IM & video call program.
There are basically two sets of features providing heightened functionality: one of them simplifies the process of sharing media content with individual contacts or groups, while the other allows users to access their conversations and manage them more easily than ever before.
The tool which permits chat members to save video messages can be accessed just through the click of a button, and can be used so as to capture any video shared by friends and family. Tapping the video and choosing “Save to gallery” is all it takes, for precious memories to be stored forever on the user’s mobile device.
Moreover, Skype developers have made it much more simple and intuitive to share Mojis, which are tiny clips from TV shows and movies that work similarly to reaction GIFs, by revealing the user’s feelings or thoughts more vividly or accurately than words would be able to.
This new means of expressing oneself had been launched by the Skype team in September, but now the update offers the possibility to forward this type of content, upon receiving it from someone else.
The ever-growing collection of Mojis coming from sources such as Disney Muppets or Universal Studios will therefore be much more easily transmitted from user to user.
Also, just by long-pressing a conversation or a contact that appears in the Recents tab, it’s possible to choose whether it would be flagged as read, deleted or stopped from displaying future notifications.
Moreover, the search function has been enhanced, now enabling chat members to seek a certain fragment from a conversation, instead of looking just for groups or contacts.
Another important addition to Skype’s version 6.11 turns photo sharing and video sharing into a much more convenient and time-efficient process than before.
Media can be shared with groups just by clicking on the chosen file, while scrolling across the cell phone’s gallery. Also, tapping an image or another document while taking part in a group chat instantly forwards that file to another user or group.
Version 6.11 of the Skype app can now be downloaded for free from Google Play, and is supported by Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. It is hoped that it will soon be launched on iOS systems as well.
This newest revamp of the software which has around 300 million monthly active users worldwide follows another update which took place in September, allowing the program to transition to version 6.0.
At the time, Skype improved design in order to make navigation more intuitive and user-friendly, introduced an upgraded search for conversations and contacts, and launched a feature permitting users to identify unread messages much faster.
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