Later this month Skype introduced free group video calling on Windows tablets and now good news for Android users. Skype 5.0 for Android, the latest update enables Skype to connect with your phone address book.
The update makes connection between your phone contact and Skype like Whatsapp so it’s easier to find contacts you already know on Skype and can start chatting, calling and sharing instantly. The app will automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your address book. When matches are found, you’ll see new contacts show up in your Skype people list.
As privacy is main concern, there is an option to choose whether or not you want Skype to automatically add friends to your Skype people list. Also in your public profile, Your phone number will not be displayed, and you can even deactivate it if you wish not to be found in this way. Skype also gives assurance that once you connect your address book, they won’t spam your friends.
If you are excited about the new feature, you need to wait for month. Skype will ask you to verify your cell number in the coming months, which it will then use to allow other users to find you.