Skype for iPhone, iPad updated with new photo share feature and more

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Tech enthusiasts who rely on Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad to stay in touch with loved ones can now take complete advantage of a few new attributes, all thanks to a crucial update. For one, the latest upgrade presents the Apple devices with the photo sharing for iOS feature. What’s more, the company has also revealed that the updates rolled out for the respective applications will enhance the performance of the service on portable devices.

First off, we shed more light on the new photo share attribute that comes along with the software overhaul. This particular option lets social butterflies share all their precious memories that have been snapped through their iPhone or iPad, with near and dear ones through Skype. The interesting part here is that there are no size limit restrictions for sending files through this medium. This means shutterbugs needn’t worry about incurring expensive MMS charges or exceeding email size limits.

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A post on the official Skype blog says, “Over the last couple of releases we’ve started to improve the overall performance of Skype’s mobile apps. The prior release began to make them less battery hungry when running in the background, so you can answer Skype calls throughout the day when they come in.”

Furthermore, the latest update also enables the contact list to load faster than before. And as the company states, it even ‘improves the app start.’ iDevice owners can avail of the Skype for iPhone, and iPad update immediately. The applications for the respective Apple gadgets can be acquired directly from iTunes.

As the company reveals, the latest upgrade is compatible with any version of the iPad as well as the 3rd generation iPod touch, iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 3GS. Just a couple of months ago, even the Skype for Windows Phone app received an update that brought forth a few improvements.