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Skype Adds Two-way HD Video Calls for Newest iOS Devices

January 21, 2014

Since Microsoft acquired it, Skype has been seeing some pretty impressive success, especially when it comes to the mobile formats. One of the things that has made it so successful when it comes to tablets and smartphones is that the service has managed to adapt itself quite well when it comes to new devices. The company just announced that it has adapted in that way to offer two-way HD video calls on the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini.

As always, the most popular part of the Skype experience is the number of things people can do completely free of charge. Instant messaging, voice and video calls are all offered without a single charge. Now those video calls are even going to be easier to do and better looking on Apple’s brand new devices. This is actually a feature that iOS users have had to wait a little bit on, considering that all three of those devices hit the market earlier this fall.

Skype has more than 250 million users to its name these days, quite a few of them are likely always going to be upgrading to the biggest and best device when it hits the market. While it took a few months, the service was able to update quickly enough that users of the iPad Air and the iPhone 5S will be kept happy while they are using their brand spanking new tablets and smartphones.

One of the nicest new features in this version of Skype is that people can receive chat messages, even when the service is closed. This has been available for quite a while on the desktop versions, but it is new when it comes to the newest mobile devices. Chat messages also sync quite a bit faster than they have in the past across all your mobile devices. This makes it that much easier to carry out a chat wherever you might be.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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