The Skype app was updated today with a few small, but welcome, tweaks to make its instant messaging service a better experience on Android. The biggest enhancement is the addition of a typing indicator that shows when other parties are composing a message. This element is pretty common in instant messaging applications, and Skype users I'm sure will welcome the new feature. Another small improvement is that the avatar picture will now move alongside longer messages as you scroll down the page making it easier to track who said what in a multiperson conversation.

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The other changes present in Skype 5.4 are all pretty minor. You can now send feedback directly through the settings menu instead of being redirected to the mobile site, icons have been added to show file types in shared messages, and some stability improvements should make for a smoother experience for users running Lollipop.

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