Skype updated its iOS client today with support for several different data detectors in text chats.

Now whenever someone sends you a phone number, address, or date, you can tap that information to automatically start a call, bring up a map, or create a new calendar event, respectively.

The update also now shows a bar that you can tap from any chat or the contacts list to get back to your current call.

Skype 6.6 is available on the App Store.

What’s New in Version 6.6

Phone number, date and address detection in your conversations: – Call a phone number (using Skype Credit) direct from highlighted numbers. – Set up calendar events by tapping highlighted dates, days and times. – Check locations in Maps directly from highlighted addresses.

Making it easier to multi-task in Skype: – Quickly return to a call by pressing the Active Call banner in Skype. – Use the unread counter to easily see how many unread conversations you have when in a conversation .

General improvements.

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