The latest update to the Skype for Windows Phone app has just gone live in the Windows Phone Store and it brings a very cool new doodling feature. The update, version 188.8.131.52 for those keeping score, brings several new features including the new drawing function. There is also support for HD screens and improved third-party app access to Skype amongst the new features.
First and foremost with the new app, which is universal for Windows and Windows Phone, is the new drawings function. Now you can add a drawing to a message by tapping the + icon next to where you normally type then select Share Drawing. On your Windows PC, Tablet or Windows Phone, draw out your message or picture then send it. You can also send annotated maps.
In addition to the new drawing feature, Skype for Windows Phone has a much improved resume and starting time which should make it easier to get going with your messages again. Associated with this is instant sign in with your Microsoft account or you can
sign in with your Skype Name if you prefer. By default your Microsoft account will be used but you can change this behavior.
Here is a full rundown of all the changes in this update:
– Share your drawings, add a personal touch to photos or annotate maps.
– Skype now gets back up and running quicker.
– Instant sign in with your Microsoft account or the flexibility to use your Skype Name.
– Got HD screen resolution? Skype will now show in all its glory.
– Start Skype calls the easy way from the web and from chats, with third-party app access to Skype.
The update is available now in the Windows Phone Store and it is free. A Microsoft or Skype account is required to use the service.