Skype Introduces Video Message Filters, 3D Touch Features

In addition to 3D Touch for iOS users, Skype introduced video message filters to users on iOS and Android.

Microsoft announced the latest content update for its applications on iOS and Android devices, introducing video message filters and more to users.

When sending a video message, users can now tap a wand button in the bottom-left corner of the screen to choose a filter, like an overlay of balloons or a negative filter, as examples.

In addition, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus users now have access to 3D Touch functionality both within the app and at their device home screen.

The Skype blog broke down these features:

  • Force Touch the Skype icon on your home screen for quick access to our most used features–search your Skype contacts, start a call or chat and access the Skype dial pad. Clicking any of these options takes you to that task in Skype instantly.
  • Once you’re in the app, you can Force Touch a Recent conversation to Peek the latest instant messages or live video if you’re on a call. Swiping up reveals more actions and a harder press will Pop the conversation into the foreground.
  • If you’re in a conversation and someone shares their location, a photo, URL or contact, you can Force Touch Peek it, then swipe up to reveal more actions or harder press to Pop it into the foreground.

Elsewhere, iOS users can now hide and delete chats from their recent conversations by swiping the contact, or tapping “Edit” and selecting the desired option. Users can also delete their chat history from within the conversation using the chat menu. Finally, users can share a Skype contact by tapping the contact card icon while in a conversation and sharing the contact from their contact list.

Skype is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The app was recently updated with Mojis, allowing users to share short TV and movie clips with their contacts during conversations.