Rejoice! You can now do other stuff on your Android phone while you’re making a Skype call.

Today, Skype is rolling out a new Android update that allows users to share photos with their friends when they’re offline and multi-task while they’re making a call.

Previously, Skype only enabled tablet users to access other apps while on a call. Skype 5.2 is also supposed to speed up load times and improve call quality.

Skype Android

The updated Skype also gives you the ability to send photos even when your friends are offline. Skype wants users to be able to use the application as they would any other messenger — and that means you shouldn’t have to rely on your friends being online in order to send messages and share photos.

Today’s Android update comes just after the company announced an iPhone update this morning. Skype returned support for URI’s (uniform resource identifiers) on iPhone, giving iPhone users the opportunity to make Skype their default calling app.

Both updates seem to indicate that Skype is pushing itself as the application for all your communication needs.

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