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Skype Android app gets video chat

Skype Android app gets video chat

Skype has updated its official app for Android, enabling users to make free video calls from their devices.

Until now, Skype users on Android have only been able to communicate over voice and text chat. With the latest update to version two-point-oh, it is now possible make cross-platform calls from supported Android devices to Skype contacts using an iPhone, PC, Mac or Smart TV, free of charge - not including any data charges of course.

The update also allows Skype contacts to be synced with those stored on the phone and adds an option to make video calls directly from the contacts apps, so you won’t have to launch the Skype app every time.

Additionally, users will have the option to choose between front and rear-facing cameras when chatting, but not both.

Skype 2.0 is available to download right now from the Android Market. The full list of devices currently compatible with the update can be checked via the Android Market website.

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