Today, Microsoft released Skype 5.6 for Android with a visual overhaul to the app to provide, as the Skype team describes it, a “more delightful experience” as it’s “more beautiful to look at and even easier to use.”
The three main new refreshes highlighted in today’s update are:
- More chats are available at a quick glance in the Recent tab.
- Introduced round avatars with a more “polished and unified appearance” for the avatar pictures that also easily displays your friends’ online status.
- Adjusted the colors of chat bubbles to allow chat messages to show up more clearly, especially in group chats.
Today’s announcement also states the update brings a number of fixes and improvements to the app to increase stability.
The latest version of Skype can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. If you are using Skype 5.6 Android let us know what you think of the visual refresh in the comments section below. The Skype team is also asking for your input and has included an in-app ability to provide feedback through the Settings menu under the Support section.Further reading: Microsoft, Skype, Skype for Android