Skype has released a new version of its Android app. This new updated version is currently rolling out on the Google Play Store.
This new version came after the announcement of PayPal integration for Skype mobile apps.
The new version of Skype for Android is Skype 8.4.
The update has three noticeable new features.
First off, Skype now has two different themes you can pick from – they’re descriptively called Light and Dark, and yes, one is almost all-white, while the other has a dark grey background to ease eye strain. The first time you run Skype after updating to the latest version you’ll be asked to pick which theme you prefer.
Secondly there are Activity indicators in the mobile app which basically are small green dots that appear on the bottom right side of your active contacts’ profile pictures, like they do in Skype for Windows, for example.
Finally, you have a bunch of sorting options for the list of your chats, you can now sort “by Recent”, “by Unread”, and “by Active”. It is all pretty self-explanatory.
There are general performance and reliability improvements packed into this update as well. Microsoft is working hard to improve Skype and that’s a good thing for us all.