Skype for Android Goes ‘Metro’ Style After 100 Million Downloads Mark

Skype for Android has now a new look. It sports the Metro theme that has been borrowed from Windows 8. And also, it's faster and less battery consuming.

Skype now has a 100 million downloads mark now. To celebrate this fantastic record, the Skype team has brought a completely new, redesigned Skype app for Android. Bearing the version tag 4.0, Skype for Android is now based on the Metro theme borrowed from the Windows 8 phones.

This is a full revamp of Skype for Android. It is said that the developers rebuilt the entire app from scratch. This new design aims at putting the conversations first. This update brings the conversations to your fingertips. Upon launching the updated app, you’ll notice three new sections : Recents, Favorites and People.

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You can easily head to your profile by tapping the round icon at the top right of the app. To start a IM chat, you can tap on the icon at the bottom right. To start a new video call, you tap the icon at the bottom left.

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Along with this brand new UI, Skype has also made sure that the new app is a lot more faster than ever. Also, this update takes care of the battery issues. You can now make video calls without much drain in your battery.

The Skype team says that there are many more interesting features coming to Skype for Android in the near future. It was just a few days back when Skype rolled out ‘Video Messaging‘ for all platforms. Talking about Skype for iOS, there is no news on that yet.