It is no longer necessary to be in front of Skype to make video calls from Android. The new version, announced a few minutes ago, allows us to have the window open with our video even when we leave Skype and open other applications.
This functionality is also applied for audio calls, we can talk and listen even opening applications, leaving Skype running in the background, something very useful when you are going to consult a document or the contact list, for example, and you do not want to lose the established communication.
Available on Google Play, and currently only for tablets, it also includes improvements in the search for contacts, fixes problems with the Nexus 5, improves the system for sending messages in video format and fixes other small existing problems.
Although this new version is only available for tablets, users of Android phones may see a notice in the update indicating that Skype may overlap in other applications, an error of which they apologize in the official note.
It can’t stop, let’s remember that Viber is hot on its heels, Misterfone is also offering international calls at lower prices… Skype is a giant, and as such, it must fight with this type of functionality to maintain leadership.
Let’s hope now that it replicates in other operating systems.