Skype’s picture-in-picture function now comes to Android phones finally

Tablets running the Android OS have been used to the picture-in-picture video chats feature on the Skype app for long, but it’s now time for smartphone owners to experience the same. A new update has infused the ace application with support for the functionality even on smaller screens.

Available for download right now on the Google Play store, this update will enable users to perform any other function on their smartphones while keeping their video call running in the form of a small movable window. This way, they can surf the Internet, check their Facebook notifications, read some tweets or perform other similar tasks without having to disconnect the video call.


However, that’s not the only new addition which has been introduced through this update. Apart from picture-in-picture video chats, Skype’s latest Android version also kicks in native support for the Hindi language. Moreover, formatting options for text also form part of it.

The app now loads faster when you open it through a notification, while it even allows you to easily share photos with people while chatting via the service’s iOS or other clients without any errors. There are a few bug fixes included in the offerings of this Skype update as well.

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Recently, Microsoft went ahead and introduced us to a special browser-based version of its extremely popular video chatting service. Dubbed Skype for Web, it allows you to sign into your account, sync your chats and perform video and voice calls right through your browser, without having to download any client.

The latest Skype for Android update which adds the aforementioned features to the app, is live now on the Google Play store.