Skype 5.4 for iPhone (screenshot 003)

Microsoft on Monday refreshed its Skype software for the iPhone with support for the enhanced notifications on iOS 8 that can be interacted with on the Lock screen, within the Notification Center and from the banners.

Now available in the App Store, Skype for iPhone 5.5 brings iOS 8 interactive notification support for audio and video calls and messages, in addition to general improvements, compatibility enhancements and bug fixes.

Skype’s interactive notifications allow you to manage calls and messages from the lock screen, banner notifications and from within iOS 8’s Notification Center.

To use interactive notifications for audio and video calls from the Lock screen and the Notification Center, use the following gestures:

  • For incoming voice calls – swipe left on the notification to answer or decline.
  • For incoming video calls – swipe left on the notification to answer with voice or video.
  • For missed voice and video calls – swipe left on the notification to call back or send a message.

From a banner notification:

  • For incoming voice calls — pull down on the notification to answer or decline.
  • For incoming video calls — pull down on the notification to answer with voice or video.
  • For missed calls — pull down on the notification to call back or send a message.

Interactive alerts for new messages use the following gestures:

  • From the lock screen and the notification center — swipe left on the notification to reply.
  • From the lock screen — pull down on the notification to reply.

Note that you need to enable notifications for Skype in Settings > Notifications in order to enjoy interactive notifications.

The 46.7-megabyte download supports the iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later. Skype’s standalone iPad app received general improvements and stability fixes last week.

[App Store]

  • Chetan

    Cool.. Whatsapp we are awaiting your update ASAP for the same!!! 🙂

    • Star Lord

      Also when i want to send a picture or video on whatapp is just show my recently added album. Does not show whole camera roll. Hope they fix this soon.

  • Filipe Martins

    why didn’t facebook implement the same with messenger app..? 🙁

  • Dor Pinhas

    No quick reply FFS

    • John Doe

      Doesn’t quick reply work? The mention in the article that it works.

      • Dor Pinhas

        It’s just a reply button that open the app.
        It’s not quick reply with keyboard etc..

      • John Doe

        So it’s useless because it was already possible in iOS 7.

    • Fardeen Beharry

      this quick reply API is not opened for 3rd party apps which sucks and next year apple will open it with iOS 9 and claim innovation

  • ThoseCurves

    never used skype since Viber came out. infact deleted it from all my devices. but nonetheless its a good voip

    • Kurt

      I still use skype since I have a US phone number that my family can call for free and it will ring to my skype account and if I don’t answer, it will be forwarded to my cell phone. I then pay for the phone call from the internet to the country I’m in which is a few cents a min.

      I wish more people had Viber. What a great service.

  • n0ahcruz3

    In other news. Weekend sales of the iphone 6 & 6+ reached 10mil.. Wow. And mine havent arrived yet, damn u tmobile.

  • Christophe

    Why doesn’t Apple allow third party apps to have quick reply WITH KEYBOARD?! It’s just stupid

  • John Smith

    Skype notifications aren’t working for me. iOS 8.1, pangu jailbreak. I keep missing calls and messages. Since there is only one person I use that app for I think I’ll just stop using it because it’s kind of pissing me off.

  • Ed_Luva

    Skype notifications are not working on TaiG jailbreak for iOS 8.1.2 for me. I get a badge notification, but nothing else, not even incoming call sounds. This sucks.

  • I have removed and re-installed twice now. Nothing I do will make this cr’App send anything to my lock screen Notification center iOS 8.

    All notifications are ON. Notifications for all chats are ON. Notifications for all chats on my iMac OSX 10.9.5 are ON. Makes no difference.

    Every single update from Microshaft is worse. I used to love Skype. MS have ruined it completely. And they won’t let anyone else hook into their system to do it better. What losers.

    Microsoft: “It’s OUR BALL and we like it with NO AIR”