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Microsoft today rolled out a new update for its Skype app for Android users. The latest update bumps the Skype app to version The latest update comes with some minor and important new features along with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

The latest update comes with the introduction of private conversation. The feature lets users to keep their information private during chats and the send and received messages are protected with end to end encryption.

The Skype app now uses a Signal Protocol which helps in keeping the text messages sent in the form of images, audio or video private. Microsoft has also pushed out some more improvements to the Skype application when connected to Bluetooth.

The latest update also comes with improvements to the performance of the Skype application for Android users. Microsoft has been regularly adding new features and improvements to its Skype app on Android. The company in its previous update rolled out the “Read Receipts” feature to the application.

The Read Receipts features helps users to know if the recipient has read the message which have been sent across. The Skype application on Android has received many new features off late, with Microsoft pushing out the new “Call Snapshot” feature which helps users in taking a photo by using the camera button during a video call.

The Call Snapshot feature also helps users to share the photo taken during the video call to the same person with whom you are having the video call. Microsoft also pushed out the option to make calls from anywhere on the Android Operating System by just tapping on the phone number in any other apps using the Skype Credit.

The latest update to the Skype application is already available to download and you can get it by going to the Google Play Store.

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