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.
The new UI is good for me but I cannot change my presence status to away, do not disturb or invisible or offline anymore. I dont wanna be forced to use the turning off notification instead of changing status function. Moreover, I have to do 2 steps to send my photo from devide. Why it doesnt show the newest one from galary when I choose insert photo? I have to open galary, find the newest one and tap send.
This is pure garbage. W10 version of Skype is 1000000% better than this "fancy" pretty slow application. Guys I don't know what are you doing really. Skype on W10 is so clean and nice to use and then you create this Frankenstein for Android, which is the platform I want to move from W10M and with this version of Skype you are trying to push me use primarily whatsapp it seems...
Update: Samsung Galaxy S7 active: if Bluetooth headphones aren't already ON when a Skype call comes in, there's no way to swap over to Bluetooth so it only plays call through external speaker. No way to swap to BT. Doesn't happen on phone or Google Voice or Hangouts, only Skype, but Skype is notorious for BT incompatibility issues. Piece of junk update. Fix Bluetooth!
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.
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.