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Skype 5.6 for Android: A Refreshed Look Brings a More Delightful Experience

When it comes to product design and user experience, the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. Today’s Skype 5.6 for Android is a great example, bringing you a bunch of visual refreshes to make Skype even more beautiful to look at and even easier to use.

See more chats at a glance

When you have multiple chats going at the same time, it could be challenging to follow along. In Skype 5.6 for Android, we’ve updated the app to let you see more chats on the Recent tab. Now a quick glance allows you to catch up on more conversations, and you can easily jump in to start chatting.

See friends’ online status with lovely round avatars

In addition, we’ve made updates so you can easily see which of your friends are online, no matter where you are in the app. We have also polished and unified the avatar pictures, giving the app a simpler and more consistent look and feel.

Skype 5.6 for Android

See chat messages more clearly

Within each chat, you’ll notice that we adjusted the color of chat bubbles to make the text pop more. Now, not only can you read messages with added clarity, you’ll find it easier to tell what you said from what everyone else said. You’ll find this update particularly helpful if you have group chats with lots of participants.

Skype 5.6 for Android

Last but not least, Skype 5.6 for Android also includes a number of fixes and improvements to make the app more stable. We hope you enjoy the update as much as we do. Please download the update starting today in the Play Store and let us know what you think.

To share your feedback in-app, just tap on the menu icon “…” > “Settings” and tap on “Feedback” under the Support section. To get the latest news and tips, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join us on the Skype Community.

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