There's roughly a quarter million ways to send someone a photo online, give or take a couple dozen, but sometimes the easiest method is to fall back on the chat client the two of you communicate through. Skype already lets you send photos (it should, right? considering it got famous handling video), but before now the mobile app required the recipient to be online. With version 5.2, that restriction is gone. Now if you want to insert a quick photo while your contact is nowhere to be found, you can. You can upload the image from your gallery or snap a new shot straight from your camera.

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When said person does come back, the photo will appear inside the conversation just as we've come to expect from chat clients. There's no need to link out to another webpage.

The update is available today through Google Play.

Skype - free IM & video calls
Skype - free IM & video calls
Developer: Skype
Price: Free