Skype refreshes its iPhone app

The app now offers free and unlimited video messaging along with some performance improvements.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Skype has updated its iPhone app with a couple of new features and a few fixes in tow.

Skype for iPhone version 4.9 now offers the free and unlimited video messaging that Skype rolled out last week.

Skype users can record a video message for fellow users who are offline. Those videos then appear when your receipient logs into the service.

The updated app also has patched up a few items here and there, according to Skype.

Photo sharing is now a more reliable process. Audio and video calls should be more stable. And there are the usual unspecified general fixes and improvements.

Skype's iPhone app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, requires iOS 5 or higher, and is optimized for the longer screen of the iPhone 5.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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