Microsoft team: Hey fresh new interns..... redesign our new skype any way you want.......it doesn't even have to look like skype..... Interns: sure thing np! I'm just going to roll out a red carpet and I want everyone who helped redesign Skype to lineup so I can give you a good slap on the face. Ok I'm kidding but go back to the drawing board please.
You may be excited but I'm horrified. The GUI on this app does not allow me to do the things I did in the past. It's as bad as the new version of the desktop app. How do I get back to my older version? Calls often come in after the caller has hung up. Often my phone continues ringing after I answer the call on my desktop.
What the hell happened in the most recent version? The app has become nearly unusable: where are my contacts, how can I see who is online, why do I need to start tipping on the keyboard where a single tap on an icon was always sufficient. You are doing this very wrong, Skype guys. Give me the old version back.
Still laggy and the UI is terrible. Microsoft, honestly...I know You think You can wait until people calm down or keep users who don't care about user experience. Stop pushing this design and come up with a better one. Change is not bad, but this change is unfinished, laggy, confusing. Skype lost its identity.
This update is an atrocity. Unstable, laggy performance. The UI is unresponsive and lacks real-time updates. The transitions are not smooth. There are clearly incompatibilities with this build and many phones as many of the recent reviews are complaints. This programming is lazy and is simply a broke man's version of Facebook Messenger. Good job, Microsoft. Redact this failure, ASAP
SKYPE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER APPS AGAIN! Skype status always on has still not been reinstated. Logout and the settings menu in general is more work to access now, I don't know why this design layout was chosen for those things. Skype does not remember your login info for quick login, you have to fill in both fields everytime if you logout. App can't tell device orientation when using the quick photo option.
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.