Skype v4.5 Lands On Android

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Skype app for Android, which brings 2 new features exclusively for tablet users and other enhancements for all the Android users.


The update brings a new picture-in-picture window that allows users to view their video call even exit the app and switch to other apps. In other words, users are now allowed to multitask while they are on video/audio call via Skype. Currently, this feature is only available for Android tablet users, there’s no word on when the company would roll out the feature to Android phones.

In a recent blog post, the company has reported that smartphone users will get a prompt asking for permission to draw on top of other applications when they revamp the app to v4.5. “We apologize for the inconvenience” the company adds.

The update also brings a new convenient way for tablet users to swiftly jump from one letter to another within their contact list. Users can pinch their contact list to zoom out to view an alphabet and then click on the number/letter/symbol option in order to enter that section.

In addition to the aforementioned features for tablet, the update also includes the following features (available for all the Android users):

  • Enhancements to Video Instant Messaging functionality, including bug crashes on the latest Samsung smartphones.
  • Added support for Hudl tablet.
  • Resolved errors on Nexus 5.
  • The drop down filter selections on the people tab are now more persistent.

Android users can download the latest version of Skype from the link given below.

Skype download link for Android (free)

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