Skype has just rolled out an update for its Android app that brings a slew of new features to the service, including the ability to save and keep important video messages.
"Sometimes the most precious memories are the everyday moments. And at Skype, we want to help people come together so they can share experiences wherever they are. Today, we're excited to launch Skype 6.11 for Android, which brings new features that will help you share and keep those moments that matter," the Skype team said in a blog post.
The updated version lets users save video messages by simply tapping the thumbnail in conversation view and choosing the ‘Save to Gallery’ option, meaning videos from loved ones can now be easily preserved.
In addition to the video saving feature, the 6.11 update also makes it easier for users to manage conversations. A long tap on a chat in the Recents tab will now bring up a new toolbar that can delete a conversation, mark it as read, or mute all of its notifications.
The app's group sharing feature also gets some new options, including the ability to share images from your photo gallery directly to a Skype group conversation. Additionally, users in group chats can now forward images, files, and even Mojis (Skype’s custom GIF-style emojis) to another contact or group by tapping on them.
The final part of the update improves the app’s search feature. Previously, users could only search for names and contacts, but now it’s also possible to search for conversation content.
The updated Skype app is available now to download.