Skype has released an update to their Android client taking it to version 7.0. The primary change in this update is better support for tablet devices to take advantage of the additional screen real estate. Users will also benefit from improvements to the processes used for adding contacts to Skype.
Skype implemented Google’s material design concepts to the Android app last year, but running the app on tablets was not an optimal experience. The new Skype 7.0 interface for Android tablets adds a FAB (floating action button) that provides quick, easy access to users to start voice and video calls with individuals or groups.
Users will also find a new multi-pane view is present when they turn their tablet to a landscape orientation. They can view the chat window for sending messages, find contact info, and view files while on a video or voice call.
Skype also brings their universal search feature to the tablet version. With universal search, the app can find contacts, chats, groups and Skype bots easily from the main screen of the app. Users may also notice when they fire up the app initially that Skype will pull in the contacts on their device into their Skype contact list. For those who are not on Skype already, a convenient “invite” button is present to help bring them onboard.
If you need to grab the update or want to give Skype a try, especially on your tablet device, hit the download link below.