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.
The new update is useless. It drains my battrry on the lowest brightness. Ive even tried to see if i can gelp my battery not drain as fast by clearing apps more and stuff but it isnt working. Go back to the old update its better and more usefull then this stupid design. It makes my phone burn up 80 times faster. I sit on the app texting friends (while my phone isnt charging) and after a minute it burns my hand and i cant pick it up its so hot. I hope this update and many more stupid updates you guys make shows up in a video titled USELESS VIDEO'S YOU SHOUOD NEVER GET and it has a pic of skype for the thumbnail.
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.
I've had all Skype features for about 10 years including the phone number. Here is what I think: not having a voice greeting is a main feature that tanks it's use for me. Before I could use it as my top phone. Not now. Moving to Google for that! It has also gotten convoluted. Hard to get to features on web and on app. Seems to be more interested in looking cool than helping you use the features. I will keep it but I'm not in love with it anymore. I use it for specific things. It isnt my go-to anymore. Works well when i use if I can reach the person. If Skype wanted me to do more with it, it would give me back my voice greeting and make it easier to find the simple call button!
Worst UI I have ever seen. Notifications DO NOT work. Funny, that you guys updated UI but left screenshots unchanged. If there was 0 star you would have gotten it with no hesitation. UPDATE: Looks like developers don't take into account about 1 million one-star rating (out of about 7 million total). Well done, guys. Keep making one of the best apps garbage. My rating is "MINUS 5 stars" (I wish I had such an option)
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