The latest version of the app focuses mainly on stability and accessibility improvements, but there are also a few other enhancements and new features to enjoy. There’s a new sign in screen in addition to a number of minor UI tweaks.
Anyone who has found that the app has been prone to crashing in the past should be made happier in a couple of ways with this new version. Not only in the app supposed to be generally more stable, but should it crash for any reason it will automatically restart for you. This is hardly a ringing endorsement for a chat tool, but it’s a step in the right direction.
While the app can be used with and device running iOS 4.3 or higher, if you want to use it to make video calls you’ll need a device with a front-facing camera. If you have used Skype on a desktop platform, you’ll be aware that it is possible to re-position video windows when you are in the middle of a call. Skype 4.0 brings the same option to iOS meaning that you are now able to move your video preview window.
The UI changes are little to get overly excited about, amounting to little more than a slight redesign to the messaging and contact sections of the app as well as minor movements to app elements. Some iPhone users are reporting problems with Bluetooth headsets so if you are currently using such a headset, you might want to think about holding off updating your software until this has been addressed.
You can find out more by paying a visit to the review pages for of Skype 4.0 for iPad and Skype 4.0 for iPhone.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk