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Skype is a leading provider of voice and video calling services over the internet.

Over the years, this app has been offering users with free calling as well as messaging services over PCs and mobile phones.

In the same period of existence, Skype has also seen lots of design changes come its way, and it seems Microsoft is not going to give up until this app regains its lost glory. People no longer talk on Skype like they do about WhatsApp, Facebook or even Viber. This once giant messaging and calling app has now become a shadow among other new entrants, and it seems the app is trying to find its way to the top once again.

skype-app-iosSkype 6.0 free download for Android features Material Design changes

The latest attempt comes in the form of a revamped design, and it covers the two major mobile operating systems in the shape of Android and iOS. Version 6.0 of Skype for Android continues with the new Material Design that has been around since the birth of Android 5.0 Lollipop. You will notice circular icons and other new touches that give this app a new look on Android devices.

You will also come across other features such as an action button for starting new chats or calls as well as improved search and messaging services. Users can now make use of custom notifications such as ringtones as well as share photos and support for web link reviews; features that are aimed at bringing this Skype app at par with other major instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts.

Skype 6.0 for iOS Features

When it comes to the Apple platform, the latest Skype 6.0 also comes with a bunch of new tweaks in the appearance of the app. Also, the new app comes with new swipe gestures for messages and calls. If you love sharing photos with your friends, the latest Skype for iOS comes with a new and easier way of posting photos, emoticons and links when making a voice or video call.


Other features that the new Skype app brings to the iOS platform include location information, enhanced search, among other messaging features.

Skype for iPad app receives a total redesign

Skype iPad app was also updated in this new version 6.0. Users can now enjoy the huge display as the app’s new design completely takes advantage of this with its design changes. It is now possible to make Skype group calls on the iPad app of the latest version.

Now, this Skype 6.0 update is available for iOS and android via the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store respectively. However, Microsoft revealed that it is working hard on coming up with a new version for Windows 10 Mobile users.