Skype for Android has been updated, adding a new chat layout and support for large, animated emoji in chats.
This new Skype update will add a number of improvements to the chat experience. The new bubble chat layout brings the Android app interface in line with those on desktop and iPhone. Skype is also rolling out a feature that will enlarge and animate your emoji when it is the only thing you send in a message.
Skype is adding a few other improvements, including support for Android Auto:
- Catching up on an active conversation is now easier; chat will no longer auto-scroll to the latest as new messages come in.
- Now you can change and view avatars for all of your group chats; just use the "Participants" option in a group chat to get started.
- After signing out, you will now need to re-enter user name and password to sign in again. This will make it easier on those of you who use multiple accounts.