Skype's latest update, which brings the iOS client to version 5.2, comes with new additions in the form of voice messaging support, ability to view contact profiles and invite participants to a conversation.

Here are more details on the new additions:

Voice message support: When you receive a new voice message from someone, it will show up in the conversation. To listen, just press play.

View contact profiles: Simply tap on any contact in your people list and then select profile from the "…" menu, and your contact's mood message, Skype name, birthday, location and more will be available. Additionally, if you are in a 1 to 1 conversation, you can just tap on the contact name in the header to bring up their profile.

Add participants to existing conversations: Tap on the "…" menu in the bottom right corner of any conversation (1 to 1 or group), and you'll be presented with a shiny new "add participants" option.

The Skype team has steadily added new features to the iOS app since version 5.0 hit the App Store in June, which included a new user interface, ability to favorite a conversation and edit messages after they're sent. The new update continues the trend by bringing more features into the fold.

Of all the new features available in Skype, what do you use the most?

Source: Skype