Review from A Google User
Problems Dont really see the advantage in the new UI. 2 things I'd like you to change: 1. Orientation, cant go portrait mode on my asus eee pad. 2. Live sync issues, i only get notified about new messages when i go into the app, not by the notification bar, which is annoying
Pretty much unusable now. Update is terrible. Was only good for calling, now focuses on chat and stories that have absolutely no sense in Skype. Can't even see if the person is online. Have no idea what devs were thinking about. Will wait for couple more updates, but looks like it's time to forget about Skype
Updated the new version during a Skype conversation so you can imagine how confused I was as the person was speaking with hasn't had the update. The new update is awful, feel like it's gone back in time. Also I have a notification of 1 new message constantly showing however there are no new messages, so frustrating. As most people have mentioned, there's no way of knowing if someone is online without clicking on them, just rubbish & waste of money to upgrade
I wanted to try this after hearing from a few friends they used it. After getting it to finally work, I was so confused with the screen and than it just kept beep constantly telling us it's "reconnecting" and than it crashed, twice I think I'll stick with Facebook massanger
With the new 'generation' update I can longer tell who's online and who isn't as well as not being able to change to DND if need to be for those on PC. As well as that when trying to call my partner who uses his Skype on PC it nearly crashed his Skype all together! Really needs to be fixed or put back to the old version!
I hate the new update it's not user friendly. The previous update was much better. The only thing about this is that you get to chose your colour. Bring back the old version pls.
Update is a TERRIBLE Snapchat/Facebook/ Instagram wannabe: 1.Highlights are pointless. 2. You can't see who is online or not. 3. Can't select multiple chat logs to delete (thanks for the two year backlog I had to delete one by one, by the way, especially of people I no longer talk to) 4. Skype notification is still visible saying I have a message, but it's the intro of the new app, which I have already read. This is a very, very, very bad update.
We're excited to introduce the next generation of Skype.
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Learn more about all these changes as we gradually bring the new Skype to everyone: https://blogs.skype.com/news/2017/06/01/introducing-the-next-generation-of-skype
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