Voice Messages Return in Skype 5.2 for iPhone
Microsoft restores features that were lost when the company rolled out last month's major revamp of its Skype app for iPhone.Microsoft has issued the second update to its new Skype app for iPhone less than a month after it was released, the company announced on July 7. Skype 5.2 for iPhone brings back a feature that was conspicuously missing in the "remastered" 5.0 release, namely voice messages, revealed Skype Product Marketing Manager Gary Wong in a statement. "When you receive a new voice message from someone, it will show up in the conversation," he said in a statement. Skype 5.x for iPhone features updated visuals, including iOS-like conversations that consolidate text and video messages from Skype contacts into a single view. Now, Microsoft has added recorded voice messages to the mix. "To listen, just press play," instructed Wong. Also making a return is the ability to dive deeper into a user's contact information. Users can now "tap on any contact in your people list and then select profile from the '…' [ellipsis] menu" to view a contact's mood message along with other particulars, including birthday, location and Skype handle. Contact profiles can also now be accessed during 1-to-1 conversations by tapping the contact name in the header area.
In addition, the updated app streamlines the process of adding more folks to in-progress 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," stated Wong.