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You can now send money using Skype and set the interface to dark mode

Traditional light mode with color customization (left) and new dark mode with color customization (right). (Source: Own)
Traditional light mode with color customization (left) and new dark mode with color customization (right). (Source: Own)
Microsoft has released two feature updates to their Skype iOS and Android apps in quick succession. The first brought PayPal integration to iOS and Android apps, while the second adds a dark mode option to the Android app which helps reduce eye strain eye strain during night use.

Microsoft has pushed some feature updates to their Android and iOS apps over two rapid updates. The largest new feature is the new PayPal integration which allows users to make payments directly to their contacts PayPal accounts. The example given by Microsoft is that of friends arranging to see a movie, and while one buys the tickets, the others can send the money for their ticket immediately to the linked PayPal account of the first friend.

PayPal will charge their standard fees for this service, and the integration is available in 22 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Another new feature is dark mode on Android handsets. Dark mode has been a feature of the desktop app for a while now, and it is a welcome addition to the Android app. Users who had ROMs with dark themes won't have a jarring transition to white when opening skype, and the dark option is also a big positive for those who like to chat on skype at night.

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Craig Ward, 2017-08- 4 (Update: 2017-08- 4)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.