This is the worst app on Android. If the goal was to hide every simple function behind an obscure icon and make the entire interface unusable you achieved it. I've been in high technology for 35 years and I never give feedback on apps. That's because I've generally been really happy at the level of innovation and creativity that I see in most every app. This is the complete opposite. I'm pretty sure you should start by firing everyone who was involved with this project regardless what level they are in the organization. Then start over. That's the only way that you will get back to providing something that someone can use. Everyone who's rated the app since your new interface came out is giving it a 1. That's generous. At what point are you going to realize that you need to throw this away and start over?
After the change of UI Skype lost me. Not fan at all. Who is online. No idea. Why I can filter contacts by Skype online or etc we do not want my whole address book in there to many contact who I don't going to call throughout this app. Why include stories? Trying to compete with Snapchat ? Facebook? Instagram? They are different services. In recent changes Microsoft take.one step back and 10 back. First skype.ever make.was miles better then this version. Bring the old Skype back please .
Awful (really horrible) new interface and design. The old version used to be just fine. With the new update it is not possible to see your contacts status anymore, which is annoying since I would like to know whether the contact I want to reach is available or not...Furthermore, the new app has a lot of useless functionalities. Microsoft completely lost it, perhaps they should redo a User Needs Assessment. I will now move to Google Hangouts for group calls and use Whatsapp video calls for reaching individual contacts instead. What a failure....seriously.
Edit: Ugh, the more I use it the more I hate it. Will be uninstalling. What the hell happened to it? Why have you ruined a perfectly good app? Before the latest update I would have rated it 5 stars but I hate it now, not even worth the 1 star I was forced to rate it. The previous version was much better. I do not like this one AT ALL. Horrible layout, horrible colours, can't see who is online and offline, slow... the list is endless. For the love of god, please change it back. Why everything seems to feel the need to mimic Snapchat is beyond me, if I wanted that I would download Snapchat. The people responsible for this garbage should hang their heads in shame.
Recent update changes the UI. It is a failed attempt to revamp the visual aspect of Skype Mobile to keep up with the trending designs. However, this was more like taking a step back in design rather than a step forward. They've also put stupid features into Skype that nobody asked for, in attempt to convert it into a social networking style application instead of a messaging / call application. Poor choice and I can see thousands, if not millions, of users changing applications because of this. They should have polled the new features for community feedback before going live like any smart company would do. They just committed suicide because even if they revert the changes, not everyone is going to trust they won't do this again!
Revert to old UI right now! It was different than many others but it was Skype and it was efficient. This new one is a disaster! Bigly! Who is online? Where are settings? Waste of screen real estate! I use(d) Skype for calling people and sending them files of different types, not only pictures. Usually if I document stuff I do it with my standard camera app since it syncs to Google Drive and I am used to it and if I need to send I simply Share it to Skype. That's it. Would never use capture. Old review: Works fine but battery consumption doubled with app started and logged in, no activity going on. Bad for such an app. HTC Desire.
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