Skype has recently announced that Skype for Android app passed an impressive record of 100 million installs worldwide. It simply means that now Skype app is now being installed on over 100 million devices across the globe. To celebrate the success, Skype app for Android 4.0 or above versions got a major makeover with redesigned UI and tweaks.
The redesigned Skype for Android has an inspiration from the app designed for Windows Phone 8. The redesigned user interface of Skype app has simpler looks and clutter-free experience. The app has three tabs as Recent, Favourites and People right at the home page. Now users can access to their profile which is now known as ‘Me’, just by tapping on their tiny circular profile picture at the top right. The option to make calls is now available at the bottom left and to send a new message, users have to tap on the bottom right conversation button.
The redesigned Skype app allows to send files or to a send video message right from the conversation window. Users can also express their feelings on a conversation with using some preloaded emoticons. The redesigned app has Skype credit and Skype number details available on the Me page. Users can now sign out from a Skype account on their devices by going through Me page options.
As Skype recently provided its video messaging service for free to several platforms, the new Skype app for Android is also bundled with free video messaging. Users can now send unlimited free video messages to their loved ones with the length of up to 3 minutes of each video message.
The completely redesigned Skype app for Android is also claimed to be bundled with some new improvements and tweaks to enhance the overall performance. The redesigned Skype for Android 4.0 or above versions is now available for free at Google Play Store.