Skype for iOS gains connectivity status bar, more informative notifications & other perks

By , Aug 22, 2016

Skype for iOS group video calling iPhone screenshot 001

Microsoft today pushed an update to its mobile Skype application for iOS, bumping the app’s version number on the App Store to 6.22. The new edition includes several enhancements related to notifications and Skype Credit, which can now be purchased from within the app in more currencies than before. Skype for iPhone and iPad are available free on the App Store.

They’ve also made Skype Credit balance notifications faster and more reliable and other notifications now include “much more content” than before.

There’s also a new connectivity status bar that shows when Skype is updating your conversations or when you’re having network problems.

When it launches this fall, iOS 10 will permit VoIP apps like Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and others to provide the same Lock screen and in-call experience like regular phone calls via a new extension point for the stock Phone app.

Grab Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad from the App Store.

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  • People still use Skype?? LOL

    I buried it years ago along with YIM, AIM, ICQ, Adium, Beejive, Windows Live Messenger et al.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Google DUO !!

      • igorsky

        That’s funny.

    • leart


    • czbird

      You’d be surprised 🙂

    • Peter Mortensen

      If all you do is personal chatting on a smartphone, then surely you can find better e.g. Tencent Wechat and many others. But for professional work, not sure what is better. So what do you use?

  • Scott Curry

    Too bad Skype for Business is still so buggy….

  • Sohail Wahab

    The image above inspires me to make a group call on Skype, I’ve never done that before.

  • Marcus

    FaceTime needs group video calling. It’s ridiculous how that isn’t a feature.

  • Sandeep Roy

    Still buggy & lags – whenever MSFT takes over…. !