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Skype 5.2 for iPhone Brings Back Voice Messaging Support and Profiles

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Skype 5.2 for iPhone Brings Back Voice Messaging Support and Profiles
Skype has brought back support for voice messaging and profiles in its latest update (version 5.2) for its iPhone app. These features were removed by the company when it had launched Skype 5.0 'Remastered for iPhone', last month.

Now based on user feedback, Microsoft decided to bring back the features in Skype 5.2. The company wrote on its blog, saying that, "We have been reading and listening to your feedback ever since we launched the new remastered Skype for iPhone and have been hard at work incorporating your suggestions."

The features on the iPhone app are no different for Skype users on Android. With Skype 5.2 for iPhone, users can send and receive a new voice message, and it will appear in the conversation. The profile feature can be accessed from the menu and it enables users to details like Skype name, birthday, location and more.

Additionally, to initiate a one-to-one conversation, users can tap on the contact name in the header. For adding more participants to an existing conversation, users can go to the menu and then tap on the 'Add participants' option.

Previous features of Skype 5.1 are also included in Skype 5.2 by the company. So the features like the ability to delete a conversation, edit a message and a 'Skype'-only contact filter are there in the app too.

The company said it had rewritten Skype 5.0 'from the ground up,' and had claimed that it is 'over 5 times faster than the old version.' The Skype 5.0 UI was revamped to be consistent with the Android and Windows Phone devices. It had removed the classic tab bar and had included large and colourful buttons to Skype 5.0 which will also remain in Skype 5.2.
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