Skype Smartphone – Skype Version 5.5 Update Enables Auto Login

Microsoft Skype released a version 5.5 update for smartphone’s running Android operating systems. This new update includes automatic login. Skype will remember your login credentials so that you don’t have to enter them each time.

Just tap on an arrow and Skype will sign you in. This feature can be disabled. You must be signed in to disable automatic login.

Select a menu icon then select “Settings”. Under a “Privacy” section you will see an option for automatic login. Make sure that option is disabled.

You will then be prompted for your Skype password each time like before. Another new interesting feature for Skype for Android 5.5 is web link previews. When you send a web link via chat, you will see a preview of what your sending.

You can download this free update from Skype’s Google Play store page. In order to run Skype version 5.5 on your Android device, you must have Android version 4.0 or later. Also, you will need to make sure your Android has an ARMv7 processor or processor capable of running ARMv7 instruction sets, in order to run Skype video.

ARMv6 processors can still run Skype for Android but video will not function. Finally, up to twenty seven megabytes of disk space is required.