Skype for Android recently received a pretty handy update, bringing the ability to save video messages, share photos directly from your photo gallery to group conversations, and more. Here's the skinny on what's new in Skype for Android 6.11:

  • Save video messages – When you record or receive a memorable video message that you want to keep, just tap on it to save it to your phone's photo gallery.
  • Manage conversations – Long tap on a contact or chat in the Recents tab to bring up a new toolbar to delete, mark as read, or mute notifications.
  • Enhanced search – Search for conversation content, in addition to contacts and group names.
  • Share with groups – Share photos from your photo gallery directly to a Skype group conversation. Additionally, in group chats, you can tap on images and files to forward them to another contact or group.
  • Upgraded Mojis – Received a cool Moji? Just tap on it to forward it to another friend or to a group. Also, Mojis don't automatically play again when you forward them, you can decide if you want to play it again by tapping on it.

Even if you don't particularly care about Skype's Mojis, this is a pretty solid update overall. Saving video messages is sure to come in handy, as is the ability to share photos to group messages right from your photo gallery of choice. We'll have to see how the enhanced search works out in practice, but it sounds convenient nonetheless. If you'd like to check out all of the latest features to hit Skype for Android, you can download the update from Google Play now.

Source: Skype