Today Microsoft released a new version of their Skype application.
The new version of the Skype app was launched for the iPhone this week and comes with a number of new features, most notably integration with Siri.
Thanks to this integration, Skype will now allow you to make calls through a set of voice commands via Skype.
On top of that, you’ll find some other new features, with plans to extend this further over the next month.
Microsoft explained more:
With iOS 10 and SiriKit, calling someone on Skype is as simple as using the same voice commands you’re already using. Let’s say you’re trying to call Lucy Archer on Skype. If you have her Skype contact information saved in your iOS device, simply say “Call Lucy Archer.” Siri may ask for you to confirm it has the right contact—one click later and your Skype call is initiated!
Additionally, because Skype takes advantage of CallKit within iOS 10, incoming Skype calls will now show up just like regular calls. This will make it easy to switch between or answer Skype and regular calls using the built-in iOS functionality you are already used to. Starting in October, we’re also extending this CallKit functionality to our Skype for Business iOS apps, giving business users the same great calling experience.
You can read more about the latest version of Skype for iPhone at the source link below.