Microsoft has done same changes to Skype, aiming to capture the immensely large users currently residing the Android universe. Redmond is announcing Skype 7.0 for Android, which brings material design to larger Android screens.
The new design for the tablet UI is built from the ground up, bringing a number of material design inspired by elements. Users will see new floating action button (FAB) that makes it faster to send messages and start voice and video calls with friends or groups—all from the main screen of the app. The FAB changes the Skype experience giving quick access to features like messaging, voice, video calls and Skype bots.
Here are some of the features
Multitasking features – the new tablet design makes it easier to multitask as it comes with a multi-pane view when in landscape orientation. By flipping the device users will be able to send messages, files and check latest conversations while on a video or voice call.
Powerful search – Skype 7.0 also brings improved universal search to Android tablets, making it easier and quicker to find contacts, chats, groups and Skype bots, right from the main screen of the app.
Invite your friends to Skype – now, when you sign in to Skype you will see all of the device’s address book contacts displayed in the Skype contact list. Inviting is also made smoother with just a click of the “invite” button next to their name and they will receive a message with all the info they need to get started.