Skype has today been updated on the Android platform, at version 5.5 the new release adds a number of improvements that Skype say will make the app even easier to user, allowing their users to spend more time chatting and sharing.

One of the first changes is a new simplified flow to sign back in, with improvements made to the battery use of the application and the notifications, meaning you can now leave Skype running on your Android device without worrying too much about battery use.

When you do sign out they have also made it easier to sign back into the app, with the app now remembering your log-in details so you won’t need to, all you need to do is tap on the newly placed arrow.

If you want to change it so a password is required overtime you sign in you just need to tap the menu icon, click Settings and find the option for this under the Privacy section of the settings.

The app also allows you to preview web links within your chat on Android devices, a feature which Skype previously added to their Mac an iOS application. Basically this feature means that whenever you send a web link in a chat a visual preview of the content will be automatically displayed, sort of like Twitter’s cards.

The feature isn’t quite there yet, but it will be rolled out to the Android platform within the next few weeks.

You can find out more information about the Skype update, and download it for free at the source link below.

Source: Play Store

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