Skype received an update on Wednesday, bringing the iPhone app to version 6.13. The change log in the App Store says the release just features “General Improvements,” but a quick look at the official Skype blog shows that’s not the case.
During today’s Build 2016 conference, Microsoft introduced a new feature called Skype Bots. The company describes these Bots as “a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into your daily messaging on Skype.”
Microsoft says Skype Bots will come to life through messaging today, and in the future will be available for audio and video. You can try it out yourself in the iPhone app, by navigating to the Contacts page, and selecting Add contact > Bots.
Skype for iPhone is available in the App Store for free.