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Microsoft has today pushed out a new update for its Skype application for Android users. The company has been making substantial progress in developing Skype as a chat platform to compete with the likes of WhatsApp, Telegram etc.

To continue its development, Microsoft has today pushed out a new update for its Skype application for Android users. The latest update comes with improvements to the application on Android.

After the latest update Skype users will now be able to make calls from anywhere on the Android Operating System. This would mean that tapping on any phone number in any other apps users will be able to make Skype calls by using the Skype credit.

Microsoft apart from introducing the Skype calls feature across the Android Operating System has also pushed out stability improvements to the application for Android users.

The performance of the application is now more fluid and substantially improved compared to its previous versions. Having already made lot of improvements for its Skype application since its availability on other platforms, Microsoft hasn’t able to get the success it expected from its messaging application.

Skype for Android has come a long way with Microsoft introducing a new generation application which has features similar to application like Instagram, Messenger, Snapchat and more.

The company made improvements to the Skype application by updating the application with new look and features similar to WhatsApp Status, Snapchat Stories called “Highlights”.

However the new and updated Skype application hasn’t been able to get a positive response from the users since the application was not available with important options like showing the status of the users on the home screen, themes and more.

These features were later added by the Redmond Giant to the new Skype application but still failed to impress the users since users still prefer WhatsApp, Messenger etc., over Skype as their default messaging application.

Skype is still been used by users to make Voice and Video calls especially for businesses and is commonly used by friends and families to have a one on one conversation in spite of Microsoft making substantial improvements to make Skype a messaging platform.

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