Skype For Android Devices Updated, Lets You See Your Video Call Even When You Switch Away To Other Apps

Skype Android app

Microsoft today updated the Skype for Android devices to v4.5 with many new features. Skype Android application now offers a picture in picture window that lets you see your video call even when you switch away to other applications. This gives Windows 8 Snap mode like experience to Android users. So, you can multitask while you’re on Skype video calls, as well as audio calls on your Android device.

Also there is a new option to quickly jump from one letter to another in your contact list. Just pinch your contact list to zoom out to an alphabet and tap on the letter (or number / symbol option) to jump to that section.

In addition, version 4.5 has several bug fixes and quality improvements, including:

  • Improved Video Instant Messaging functionality overall, including fixes on latest Samsung phones
  • Added compatibility for the Hudl tablet
  • Fixed crashes on the Nexus 5
  • Drop down filter selections on the people tab are now persistent

You can download the update from Play Store.

Source: Skype

  • airborne893

    Are you kidding me?? Microsoft and Google are at war and Microsoft owns Skype so why does android get a better version of Skype? Come on Microsoft! I challenge you to do better now! Not in a year or 5!

    • eharris560

      This is for tablets. This functionality already exists

    • Nham Thien Duong

      Yes, Google isn’t the only major tech company ignoring Microsoft’s Windows Phone… Microsoft also is…

  • Dennispennis

    I sold My Lumia on ebay and bought a HTC One………….best thing I ever done. Windows Phone is about 5 years behind the competition right now. Even MS know that.

    • Nham Thien Duong

      Non-sense, I have had an H.T.C. Radar and Nokia Lumia(‘s), a lot of Android devices are dependent on apps, it’s literally just the applications in Google Play, without them Android looks stone age( ¿’d?) compared to Windows Phone, something Windows phone IS/HAS in their store, but not the platform, don’t confuse platforms and ecosystems (whatever those mean).

      • freeman

        wow a lot of Android devices are dependant on apps. Do you realise how stupid that sentence is.

      • Herb_Eaversmells

        I like WP but come on, you have to realise how silly this post comes across.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I want this on Windows Phone (T_T)