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Skype for Windows Phone gets a smarter chat experience, faster chat load times, and dark theme

Skype for Windows Phone gets 'a smarter chat experience' and faster chat load times

Microsoft has rolled out Skype for Windows Phone version 2.25, adding a smarter chat experience, bigger emoticons, as well as adding new features to help you manage your messages. This new updated Skype app is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

With this update, you can now delete individual chat messages or clear a whole chat conversations, but messages will still show on other platforms. On top of that, when you receive a notification and tap it to open the app, the message will load faster than ever. 

For those who are sick of the default Skype look, Microsoft has added a new “high-contrast” dark theme for your eyes to enjoy. You can see it below.

Skype for Windows Phone gets 'a smarter chat experience' and faster chat load times

The app also features large emoticons so you can share your emotions. Microsoft has also made improvements to the group chat — including support for Qik Fliks. Here is what they had to say:

You can now see all avatars for groups, and if they’re changed on other platforms they’ll update in the app too, so you always have the latest showing. If you often use group chat, you can now add groups to your favorites list, so you can get into your conversations quickly.

Skype 2.25 for Windows Phone highlights our continued investment in building for Microsoft platforms. And that investment doesn’t stop at Skype – users of Skype Qik on Windows Phone may have noticed they are now able to send Qik Fliks, Qik’s pre-recorded messages, with the latest Skype Qik update.

Microsoft wants you to continue sharing your feedback about the app. You can download the latest version which features these improvements via the download link below.

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