Skype refresh brings back voice messaging and contact profiles

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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.