Skype for iOS now lets you make Skype Number purchases

Skype on iOS
Skype on iOS (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Skype recently received updates for its iOS and iPadOS versions.
  • The update brings an upgraded custom reaction picker and an improved share extension.
  • The iOS version of Skype also gained the ability to make Skype Number purchases within the app.

Skype for iOS and iPadOS just received an update that adds several new features. The update includes an upgraded custom reaction picker and an improved Share extension that supports dark mode.

The upgraded custom reaction picker should make it easy to select your favorite emojis to react to other people's messages instantly.

Here's everything that's new for Skype on iOS, as found on its App Store listing:

  • In-client Skype Number purchases
  • Improved Share extension with dark mode support and better performance
  • Upgraded custom reaction picker so you can now have more reactions right at your fingertips
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

The iPad version of Skype has the same changelog, except it does not add in-client Skype Number purchases.

A Skype Number is a second phone number. It's attached to your Skype account and lets you answer incoming calls from anywhere. For example, people could call you from a mobile or landline number. It's a popular feature for people who regularly speak to people who live in other countries. You can also use it to set up call forwarding to answer calls on another phone.

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