Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.
Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.
Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.
Theoretically, you can use Cortana to control Skype in the upgraded app for for Windows Phone, among other improvements. Early anecdotal tests have been buggy, however.
With better device-to-device syncing, smooth group messaging features, and a brand new design, Skype for iPhone finally catches up to competitors.
Before the end of the year, Skype plans to launch an app that can translate your words into other languages, in real time. The babel fish is real.
Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.