Skype today rolled out a new, visually refreshed version of its Android app. Marked as version 5.6, it’s designed to give users a more intuitive user interface.

The updated app provides at-a-glance access to more chats in the Recent tab. Hopping back into a conversation, or starting a new one, should be much quicker.


Additionally, the new Skype app lets you see which of your contacts are online, regardless of where you are in the app. Avatar pictures have been given a tweak, too, and have a more consistent look and feel.

As for the actual chats, the color of bubbles have been adjusted for clarity. This should lead to an experience that easier on the eye, particularly when there’s multiple participants.

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