Skype continues to introduce more new features and enhancements with every update they release. Recently, Skype for Windows Phone -- includes both Windows Phone 8/8.1 -- was bumped to version 2.2, introducing several new features and performance enhancements to improve the user experience of the app.
With the new Skype 2.20 for Windows Phone, users are now able to send photos to one or more contacts as well as the ability to receive them from iPhone and Windows Phone 8/8.1 users. As for users on any other platforms, a link to an image will be shared when you send or receive an image from the recipient.
"When you share photos to your contacts who use other platforms, they may receive a URL link to open the pictures. This is the first step: we’re working hard to build this new photo sharing experience across all of our platforms, so look out for more improvements over the coming months," Skype says in a blog post.
Skype 2.2 also allow users to open the conversation history by scrolling up -- a very handy feature as a need may arise to view the chat history with any Skype contact.
Other features and enhancements includes the ability to add contacts to favorites, performance improvements, and text markup support "such as asterisks to make your text *bold* and underscores to make your text _italic_."
The update is available for download via the Windows Phone Store link below.
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