Like many others, I love the previous version l, so when I got a new phone and Skype updated itself it just doesn't work for me. its like I'm trying talk using an iphone message app. Please for the love of god change it back... Or make a Skype classic so I dont have to wait for the message to load its so slow I have a better chance on getting my computer and looking up the messages from there. Plus you guys took off the way to be invisible which is a huge turn off. make Skype functional again.
The new update is not exactly satisfying. With the old one, it was easy to be on a call and to text or mute my mic easily. Now I have to wait for Skype to load the chat every time I open it, this was never a a problem before the update. Please fix this. Skype has also become a bit slower than normal. My phone is definitely not the problem here because I've been using Skype every day and every night for the past 4-5 years and it was never this frustrating to me.
The new update is sucks! In the older version, i used to be able to see my friend's face while video calling altough if i used another app and minimize skype app. It shows with the little pop up that can draw over other app. So i can still be productive when video calling. That feature is so useful and that is why i use only skype for video calling purpose. But with the new update, i can't be able to do that again. Even i can't see my friend's face if he/she minimize the skype app. BRING BACK THE OLD SKYPE!
I previously used to be able to send SMS to my international friends' mobile numbers but that feature has now been disabled. I don't like the new layout. Skype's simplicity was its USP now it looks like it's trying too hard to keep up with Snapchat. I'm all for upgrading your designs but why remove tried, tested and loved features. Bring back the previous version.
Like many others have stated, the latest version overhaul killed skype for any meaningful use, especially for business for those of us with skype numbers. Hope MSFT listens and reverses their course of action or they will end up losing many users. Bring back what many of us relied upon such as abilty to save contacts, check who is online, easily tweak call forwarding, etc...
I've been using Skype many years now. With every update its design gets less usable. Pls guys press the reset button, go to one of the user friendly old versions and try again. And please - use it yourselves frequently enough to realize what it needs to become usable again. I don't go into detail - just read the innumerable negative reviews.
We're excited to introduce the next generation of Skype.
Experience a brand new design and enjoy lots of new features that make experiencing life together easier everyday.
Learn more about all the new Skype: https://blogs.skype.com/news/2017/06/01/introducing-the-next-generation-of-skype
Included in this release:
- Share photos and links to Skype from other apps
- Delete contacts – the ability to add or remove contacts from their profile.
- Improved in-call photo rendering
Use Truecaller to identify unknown calls, and block spam calls and spam SMS.