Skype for Android is getting an update today bringing you new ways to express yourself. Other than usual improvements Skype for Android will now let you set personalized ringtones. This option was previously available in Skype back in 2001. You can set custom ringtones or incoming call sounds for a contact by selecting a ringtone from your device. In a conversation, tap the lower right and select “Ringtone options” then “Set custom ringtone”.
Now you can also share photos from chats with other Skype friends and family who may not be in the conversation. Just tap and hold on the photo you want to share and select “Forward photo”. Skype’s also gone and changed avatar colors in group chats to help tell various groups of people apart.
Karen Tong of Skype said in an official blog post that:
We’ve also included a number of fixes and additional improvements, including changing the colors of avatars for group chats so you can easily tell one conversation from another.
Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets, and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones. Users can also send instant messages, exchange files and images, send video messages, and create conference calls. Skype is available to download onto computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. Much of the service is free, but users require Skype Credit or a subscription to call land liner mobile numbers. Skype is based on a freemium model.
If you haven’t already downloaded the latest version, Skype 5.10 for Android, you can get the update from the Play Store.