Skype for iPhone, Skype for Apple smartphones, VoIP and IM updates

If you’re using the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+, you might be happy to know that Skype‘s latest update optimizes the popular calling and messaging software for your devices.

That’s not all the new update (version 5.6) packs under the hood either. Other changes include:

  • Presence indicators are now displayed in the “recent” list
  • Number of contacts and time zones are now shown on contact profiles
  • Individual conversations can be marked as read/unread
  • Notification sounds are disabled in “Do not disturb” mode
  • General Improvements

Skype has really been laying the experience improvements on thick lately. Recently, improvements were rolled out, along with enhancements to Skype for desktops, both of which were rolled out in the last week. In fact, Skype announced at the beginning of the month that investments and improvements were on the way.

So after you’ve finished trading video messages with your friends and family, you can get the latest Skype here.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at