Skype for iPhone and iPad gets the iOS 10 treatment, now integrates with Siri and more

Laurent Giret

Skype Version 6.8 iOS Update

The Skype team has released a new update to the Skype apps on iPhone and iPads today. The latest versions of the messaging app are leveraging new iOS 10 features such as the ability to use Siri voice commands to call your Skype contacts (it doesn’t work to send Skype messages for now), and Skype calls now take over your call screen just like regular phone calls.

Additionally, it’s now possible to place Skype calls right from the iOS address books, which finally makes the Skype experience a little more familiar with what you can find on Android and Windows phones.

Here is the full changelog:

·      Use Siri commands to quickly start a Skype call
·      Answer Skype calls from your lock screen, just like a regular phone call
·      Seamlessly store your Skype contacts into the contacts list built into your iPad
·      Pay for Skype Credit in Israeli Shekels
·      Invite your friends to Skype directly from the contacts list
·      More easily differentiate between your contacts and bots in the contacts list

You can download the latest versions of Skype for iPhone and iPad below. Earlier this week, Skype exec Gurdeep Singh Pall announced at Ignite 2016 that the Skype for Business iOS app will get a similar iOS 10 lifting in October.

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‎Skype for iPad
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