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Skype 6.11 for Android lets you search within conversations, save video messages, and more
Ever received a video message on Skype that you wished to save to your gallery? Skype has released an updated version of its Android app, which introduces a new feature that allows users to save video messages that they wish to keep forever.
Skype 6.11 for Android brings several new and updated features, which can be divided into two sets. One set of features help users in keeping track of, and saving their special Skype moments and most important conversations. The second set of features are focused on making it easier to share media files with group conversations and contacts.
Version 6.11 of the Skype app makes it easier for users to manage their conversations. In the Recents tab, you can now long tap on a contact or chat to bring up an all-new toolbar. This toolbar lets users delete, mark as read, or mute notifications for that particular contact or chat.
The enhanced search function now lets you find content from within conversations, no longer being limited to searching contact or group names. A similar feature was rolled out to WhatsApp in the recent past, and is quite handy when you need to search for something specific (say an address, or any other important piece of information), but don’t know which contact or group to look for.
Skype has also added the ability to save video messages. Many times, you record or receive memorable videos that you might not want to lose. The updated app has made it dead simple to preserve those video memories. All you have to do is tap on the video and save it to your phone’s gallery.
The second set of features basically aid in sharing photos or videos in group conversations. Found something interesting while scrolling through your gallery? You can now directly share that piece of media from your phone’s gallery to a Skype group chat. Additionally, forwarding those files to a contact or to another group only requires the user to tap on the file. It’s really become that simple.
Skype’s updated Android app also makes it super easy to forward Mojis, which are basically short clips from TV shows and movies. So the next time you receive a really cool Moji from a friend or in a group chat, simply tap on it to forward it to another group or friend. Users are sure to appreciate that the Mojis won’t automatically play again when you forward them. But if you do want to play them again, simply tap.
The last major update to Skype’s Android app, which bumped the app version to 6.0, was released back in September and introduced Material Design enhancements, among other things.
If you aren’t already on the latest version of Skype for Android, hit the download link below to be able to use all its new features. Are you an iOS user? You’ll have to sit tight until we here from Microsoft.