Skype is a popular platform for communication among all walks of life. According to the post, "millions of people use Skype for iPhone or Skype for iPad each month." These users have requested features, and Microsoft has obliged with one of the most requested feature: Photo Sharing. They've also updated the apps for speed.
"In addition, we've made some improvements to the performance of the app, as we know many of you want to keep Skype running on your mobile devices all the time." The new feature allows users to send photos that were taken with a user's iPad or iPhone directly to friends and family via Skype. There is no file-size limit.
This means the feature can be used to avoid MMS fees or e-mail attachment size limits. Regarding the performance tweaks:
Over the last couple of releases, we've started to improve the overall performance of Skype's mobile apps. The prior release began to make them less battery hungry when running in the background, so you can answer Skype calls throughout the day when they come in. And, as you'll be able to keep Skype open, you can respond to or send IMs to friends and colleagues all day long. In addition, this latest release improves the app start and the contact list loads even faster, so you can do all the things you love to do with Skype more quickly.
The updates are available in the Apple App Store. You can download the iPhone app here and the iPad app here. The new Skype for iPad update supports any version of the iPad. The new Skype for iPhone update supports the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4/4S, 3rd Generation iPod touch, or any version of the iPad. iOS 4.3 or higher is required regardless of device.