Skype updates for for El Capitan and iPad roll out


Microsoft has released updates for Skype with compatibility for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iPad. The new updates support split view in El Capitan on Mac and multitasking, quick replies and spotlight search for iOS 9 on iPad. The Redmond giant has been quick to support Apple’s operating system and hardware updates as evident from their appearance at Apple’s event where they announced Office updates for iPad Pro.

Skype updates for for El Capitan and iPad roll out
Skype in Split View on El Capitan

Skype for El Capitan

Skype 7.13 for OS X supports split view so you can use it side by side with another app on your Mac. Adding contacts has also been made easier with the option to import them from OS X’s address book.

Skype for iPad

Skype 6.3 for iPad gets iOS 9 compatibility, split view, slide over, quick replies from notifications and spotlight search support. This makes it compatible with all the major features in iOS 9.

Here is the full change log for Skype on iPad:

  • Full iOS9 compatibility.
  • Use Skype in split view and slide over for IM and voice calls.
  • Reply to Skype notifications without needing to open Skype.
  • Start chats with Skype contacts directly from Spotlight search.
  • Improvements to low call volume issue.

Microsoft had redesigned Skype for iOS and Android last month by making native designs. The apps look native on these platforms now as gone is the Windows Phone style look which made the app a pain to use. Skype for Android Wear was also released a few days back. This shows Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring that its apps and services work on all platforms, even if they belong to competitors.

The updates are available in App Stores and can be downloaded from the links below.

Download Skype for OS X

Download Skype for iPad

Update: Skype for iPhone has also been updated with iOS9 compatibility, quick replies from notifications and Spotlight search for Skype contacts.

Download Skype for iPhone