Skype users on Android should see a major update for the popular messaging app coming soon. Microsoft says that version 6.0 of Skype will begin rolling out today that will have a number of improvements and changes, including a revamped user interface that's inspired by Google's Material Design style.

Here's what users can expect from Skype 6.0 on Android:

  • Redesigned for Android – Inspired by material design, we've made Skype even easier to use on Android phones. It's simple, elegant, and delightful!
  • Floating action button – The floating action button makes it incredibly simple to start a new conversation, whether you're starting a video call, audio call, chat, or sending a video message.
  • Enhanced search – With an upgraded search you can now find your most important contacts and conversations much faster.
  • Improved messaging – It's now quicker to see how many unread messages you have as we've made it easier to identify what you've read and what you haven't.

Again, the new 6.0 version of Skype should begin rolling out to some users today in the Google Play Store.

Source: Microsoft