Android users might recall that last year, Skype rolled out an updated for Android tablets that brought the picture-in-picture feature to the app. What this means, for those unfamiliar, is that it allows users to continue their Skype conversation with their friend/family member while multitasking in another app, all the while maintaining the video connection.
For example to give you some perspective, on iOS devices, FaceTime’s video is paused whenever the app is closed or when another app is in use. That being said the update was issued nearly a year ago and if you were wondering when the feature would arrive for Android smartphones, wonder no more because it is finally here.
The latest Skype for Android update has introduced the feature to Android smartphones. It is essentially the same feature as the Android version albeit slightly smaller due to the smaller screens on our phones compared to our tablets, but otherwise still functional. Apart from the addition of the new feature, the update is also expected to load faster when opening messages from notifications.
It will also support formatted text like bold, italics, and strikethrough, and for those who speak/read/write in Hindi, there will be native Hindi language support. The photo sharing bug between iOS and other Skype clients also seems to have been resolved in the latest update which you can grab for free from the Google Play Store.