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.
This was an awesome app until new update. New ui looks good we can not stay in past always but there were few featurs from old app which failed to be transferred to this new one. 1. During call we were able to see messages from other parties on video... now we have to go back everytime to check for new messages. It was convenient to answer via gestures or voice for overlayed messages. 2. While in call we were able to use other apps and miniature video will continue to display.. sadly this is not yet present in new app. 3. Swiping screen was taking to you to chat, now you have to press back. And if you swipe it would hold ur video stream. We hope these can be easily integrated once again. Hopefully skype team would do so in time, otherwise in such a fast market some other developer might gain on skype disadvantages. Thanks and Regards
Ok. I liked it for the first maybe 10 seconds. You cant go out of the app now and be able to see the persons video? Doesnt that defeat the purpose? Also u cant make the video slightly bigger when out of the main call and since its a freakin circle you can hardly see the person.plus you use to be able to move the video anywhere on your screen outside of the main chat. Now it acts like chat heads from messenger? Plus i couldnt help but notice too many similarities between this new look and facebook messenger. You actually managed to make video calls with skype worse than on messenger this wasnt a good call. Didn't you people test this first to make sure it was worth it???
What was used to be a good Voip service that expats n migrant working in gcc countries used to call their loved ones back in their home countries is apparently not the target audience Microsoft is aiming for. Instead the latest update aims to take on Snapchat n Facebook messenger. Which would've been fine if the software wasn't still in beta. Call quality have worsened considerably now. The company doesn't owe me anything but sad to say it made me feel like a relic. Hope they fix the bugs soon as it's one of the only apps that's not blocked in UAE.
Just like everyone said before me and will say after me - newest skype update is pathetic and there is nothing really more to say. Snapchat wannabe. I think every company should have alternative app versions for download every time they make major change. Could be like " skype " and " skype 2 ", cuz now you paid money to upgrade this app, we didn't like it, so its a wasted money for you and wasted app for us. If there was 2 versions maybe some snapchat idiots whould still prefer the new one. Just stop forcing us to consume what we don't want to, like why? Why do you do this? Why old skype was bad? Did you just get up in a morning and said 'lets fking pay some money for an update that noone asked for'? Every social network is already fked up as it is, and now even the skype is one of them... 1 min of silence for skype.... Rest in peace, you served me well...
So I had a hunch that this was just the preview for the new Skype and I compared the two side by side. It IS just the preview Skype, the same exact one as in the app store under a different name (which ironically has 5 stars for some ungodly reason). Tell me if I'm wrong but Android users are now forced beta testers, right? I mean, it's your app, do what you want- but forcing your users to beta test doesn't seem like the best option right? It seems like it pissed off a lot of users who probably don't realize that this version of Skype is the beta version of new Skype. Might just be driving people away like this. Good luck with (hopefully) making it better. I wish the old one and wish I could use that buuuuuut...
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