Skype for Android 5.6 adds 'Recent' tab to catch up on all your conversations

The update includes a lot of touches to eliminate visual clutter and help you switch quickly between different chat sessions.

Michael Homnick

If you use Skype for multiple instant-message conversations, you’ll like the version 5.6 update that went live Wednesday. 

Skype added a Recents tab, which put more conversations just one touch away. The app also has several visual tweaks, such as round avatars and a status indicator on all the different screens so you know if that contact is available. 

The color for the chat bubbles has also been lightened so the text pops out more in the conversation view.

In a blog post, Skype says the update includes the usual bug fixes and stability improvements. The update is rolling out to the Google Play Store.

The impact on you: It’s a good addition if you use Skype, as the conversations could get a little jumped together if you had a lot of them going at once. Microsoft is all about getting its services on multiple platforms (like Office for Android), so expect the work on Skype to continue at a fairly robust pace.

This story, "Skype for Android 5.6 adds 'Recent' tab to catch up on all your conversations" was originally published by Greenbot.

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