Skype has updated its official iOS app today, finally introducing the ability to send and receive photographs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The update also brings visual improvements across the app, fixes bugs affecting Bluetooth, and more.
Version 4.1 of Skype for iOS has one headline feature: the ability to send images of any size to friends and family members “without reaching email size limits or paying expensive MMS charges.” I’ve always wondered why this feature wasn’t there from day one, but it’s better late than never.
Skype details other improvements in the update’s release notes:
Send and receive photos
Updated privacy setting
Fixed bug related to Bluetooth and calls
Minor visual improvements across the app
Other minor bug fixes
In addition to these things, Skype reports on its blog that the update also improves the overall performance of the app, making it less battery hungry when it’s running in the background, and making your contact list load even faster.