If you use Skype for multiple instant-message conversations, you’ll like the version 5.6 update that went live Wednesday.
Skype added a Recents tab, which put more conversations just one touch away. The app also has several visual tweaks, such as round avatars and a status indicator on all the different screens so you know if that contact is available.
The color for the chat bubbles has also been lightened so the text pops out more in the conversation view.
The impact on you: It’s a good addition if you use Skype, as the conversations could get a little jumped together if you had a lot of them going at once. Microsoft is all about getting its services on multiple platforms (like Office for Android), so expect the work on Skype to continue at a fairly robust pace.