Skype announced Tuesday that it's adding photo-sharing capabilities to its iPhone and iPad apps, as well as improve the app's performance.
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Photo sharing lets users to send pictures from your iOS device directly to other Skype users. According to the company's official blog, files of all sizes are accepted without needing to worry about reaching email size limits or paying pricey texting fees.
Skype has also made changes to make the apps to run more smoothly.
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"We've made them less battery hungry when running in the background, so you'll now be able to answer Skype calls throughout the day when they come in," Skype said." And, as you'll be able to keep Skype open, you can respond to or send IMs to friends and colleagues all day long."
The company said it has also tried to make the app and contact list load even faster.
The latest update -- which supports any version of the iPad, as well as the iPhone 3G/3GS, the iPhone 4/4S and the second- and third-generation iPod Touch -- is now available in the App Store.
BONUS: 10 Skype Chat Tricks for Power Users
1. Change the Font and Text Size
Skype's default text size for chat is teeny. However, you can easily make it larger — and even change the type of font used. Go to the Tools menu at the top of your Skype screen and select Options. On the left-hand side menu, click on IM & SMS, then IM appearance. Now hit the Change font button and you can customize to your preference.
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