Review from Alicia G
Best way to communicate with loved ones far away! Love the Skype app. Both front and rear cameras work great on my Razr Maxx :)
It doesn't work on all devices. My phone for example, Skype is super quiet even when I turn the volume all the way up. When I put it on speaker phone nothing happens. It's pretty easy to use, but it could be better. Occasionally in the middle of a call it would just stop also. What I do like is that you can block and report people. So it's okay... But a normal cell plan would probably be better. :-\
Version is getting much better. Wish the windows desktop/uwp version had audio memos. Also wish there were tabbed conversations with notifier dots for new messages...think landscape mode on windows. Hopefully more apps integrate like glympse, lyft, uber, spotify, OneNote shared lists, etc. Also, it would be nice to pin the apps we want vs all of them after the platform matures. Also there are too limited number of quick reactions. Let us have a small handful of emotions that we can pin and use instead of having to use
It is significantly slower than the previous versions (before the full rebuild update). You don't always get the notifications for new messages, unless you open the application, and even then you have to wait for it to load all the "cool" animation and graphics. Need to be rebuilt again, but this time correctly. Edit: after the update you get some of the notifications. It is still slow thoough when you try to open the notification and reply
I do not care for this New version of Skype. It does NOT give you an option to sign on with name and password. It provides you with a....sign on as and "your name is diplayed" and all one has to do is click on your name provied and your on. Anyone that gets ahold of your phone can access Skype this way. Allowing them all conversation saved and business matters. Not a secure app. I prefer the old Skype of logging on. You put in your own info!
things yet to improve.... 1. again impossible to share files... 2. an option to remove message for myself and the other side like it is possible on Viber or whatsapp.... 3. status indicator on message when it has been received and when it is read... 4. encryption option for chat and calls unless it is all encrypted by default.... 5. faster start-up speed and less animations for a sleek experience.... Also for some reason the version on GooglePlay store has not been updated since May 2017. Please fix it.
I really like this app and I use it often. But could you make the window where I can see myself a little bigger. I think any girl can admit we want to see us too during skype but right know it is impossible cause it isn't bigger than my nail on my thumb. Please change this and I will give 5/5 stars.
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- Manage multiple Skype calls.
- General performance and reliability improvements.
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