Microsoft rolled out Skype 7.0 for Android, bringing the material design to Android tablets. The changes are identical to those the company introduced last year for smartphones. The developers say they are gradually transitioning to the material design, while keeping the overall concept of the app intact.
The new design for tablets offers more opportunities for multitasking: it comes with multi-pane view in the landscape mode, which allows users to send messages, files and see latest conversations while being on a video or audio call.
The new floating action button (FAB) allows user to make audio or video calls and send messages faster, as it is now possible to do it directly from the main screen of the app. It also provides quick access to the main features of Skype, including messaging, audio and video calls and Skype bots.
The company also improved the universal search on tablets. It is now easier and quicker to find contacts, chats and messages right from the app’s main screen.
Skype thrives to improve your communication experiences by introducing a new function Invite. Now, when you sign in to Skype, you will see that all contacts from your phone’s Address Book are now displayed in your Skype contacts. So if you friend is not using the app yet, all you have to do is to click on the “invite” button next to his or her name.
Skype 7.0 for Android is now available on Google Play Store.