Skype is one of the world’s most popular chatting apps and this is thanks to the fact that Skype offers access to lots of premium features such as video/audio calling and also the ability to send free SMS messages to smartphones all over the world. Another great thing about Skype is the fact that the chatting app is updated on a regular basis with software improvements and sometimes, even new features. In fact, a new update for Skype has just been released.
Skype 18.104.22.1680 Update
Skype fans should be happy to find out that a new update is coming their way if they keep their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-fi network. The new update sports the 22.214.171.1240 version number and the developers who are in charge of Skype are rolling it out via official OTA (over the air) channels.
We also want to mention that the update can be manually downloaded and installed in the form of APK. This is a special update format and it stands for “Android Package Kit”. In addition, APK releases are compatible only with Android powered smartphones that have the “Unknown Sources” option enabled in their Settings panel.
The new update for Skype is introducing stability and reliability improvements. While these “under the hood” software tweaks might not be as exciting as new features, they are actually more important. The reason behind this is that the stability and reliability improvements are making sure that Skype doesn’t crash in the middle of a video/audio call and that all SMS messages are successfully delivered.
Since we are talking about the premium chatting experience that Skype offers, let’s go ahead and check out which are the app’s top features.
- Video calls – Don’t just hear the cheers, see them! Get together with 1 or 24 of your friends and family on a HD video call;
- Chat – Reach people instantly. Send messages to your friends, grab someone’s attention with @ mentions, or create a group chat to plan a family reunion;
- SMS Connect – Read and reply to your phone’s SMS messages in Skype on your PC or Mac.