Skype adds a new feature for bots in latest Android update

The official Skype app updated to version 7.16 on Android devices today. This app update fixed several connectivity issues relating to Samsung devices running OS 6.01 and 5.11, squashed a bug that was affecting image orientation during video chats and added accessibility support for cards from Bots. These “cards” are visual representations of information that can range from event bookings to weather reports. Added accessibility support simply means that more people will be able to view and interact with them as intended despite requiring different system settings.

Here’s the official app description for Skype on Android:

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call—all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on.

Talk face to face with a video call.

New group video calls with up to 25 people.

Free voice calls to anyone else on Skype. Add up to 25 people on a group call.

Message your friends in an instant and add up to 300 people to a group chat.

Call mobiles and landlines at low rates (Skype to Skype calls are always free).

Share photos, video messages, your location and add emoticons and Mojis to your chat.

Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. Now it’s even easier to stay connected to friends and family – no matter the device they’re on.

Microsoft updates all of its Skype apps across Windows 10, Android, and iOS on a very regular basis and often add new features to the communications service. The company’s Skype team recently conducted a Q&A event and revealed some of the changes that they have in store for the near and far future. Some of the announcements included a new Universal Windows Platform app for the Xbox One and new Windows 10 Live Tiles functionality.

Do you use Skype a lot? Let us know which device you use it the most on in the comments below.

Developer: Skype
Price: Free

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