Skype 5.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Skype 5.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)Skype 5.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

Having unceremoniously removed voice messaging from the recently remastered Skype 5.0 for iPhone, the Microsoft-owned VoIP provider on Monday pushed a minor update that has brought the useful feature back while adding two others.

The new Skype 5.2 for iPhone is rolling out this morning. In addition to voice messaging, the refreshed Skype app has also brought back the ability to access contact profiles while allowing you to add participants to the existing conversation at any time…

Key highlight of Skype 5.2 include:

  • Voice message support: When you receive a new voice message from someone, it will show up in the conversation. To listen, just press play.
  • View contact profiles: Simply tap on any contact in your people list and then select profile from the “…” menu, and your contact’s mood message, Skype name, birthday, location and more will be available. Additionally, if you are in a 1 to 1 conversation, you can just tap on the contact name in the header to bring up their profile.
  • Add participants to existing conversations: Tap on the “…” menu in the bottom right corner of any conversation (1 to 1 or group), and you’ll be presented with a shiny new “add participants” option.

“We are continuing to work on bringing you new features to further enhance your Skype on iPhone experience,” wrote Skype in a blog post.

Download Skype 5.2 for iPhone free in the App Store.

The iPhone and iPod touch app requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Skype for iPad sits at version 4.17.3 as it hasn’t been revamped with a sleek new look yet.

  • Frank Anthony

    No updates seen yet on my iPhone!

  • Borsato92

    It’s live in Canada. It’s kind of screwy that they didn’t have these features from the beginning though.

  • jack

    this app is stupid. they remove features, add them back and people applaud. you should stop being cheap.

    • Just like Apple is doing with the entire iWork suit on Mac OS X…it really is stupid.

  • Cooles

    Why any sound doednt work in app? Like when write antything and then touch send ? Just keyboard sound is work…

  • czbird

    They should fix the chat refreshing in the first place when using multiple clients simultaneously.