So many issues 1/5
Will get notified of message but when you tap and go to this app the msg cannot be found
Tap on text entry bar at bottom of convo window but keyboard never shows up (hard restart fixes it)
Auto inactive should be a setting
Works great! Has everything I need to be mobile.
Office 365 error 1/5
Constantly get error that login credentials are not valid after changing my o365 password. My mail and exchange are working fine with new password. I have the option enabled to use exchange credentials in Skype options.
Booted regularly from meetings 1/5
By E. Brower
My company chose Skype for conference calls. I am joining meetings through the app on an iPhone 5S. In an hour meeting, I am usually booted from the meeting at least once. At worst, this problem happens every 5-10 minutes. The only way to get back into the meeting is to delete the meeting from history, completely shut down Skype, reopen the app, and rejoin the meeting. I am almost always dropped whenever leaving a wifi network and transitioning to LTE. Since joining meetings is the most important use for me for this app, this issue is totally unacceptable and intolerable.
Great app 5/5
Full featured and easy to use...
By Yellow Monkeys
I miss every single message 1/5
I get the push notification, click it, and it opens a blank chat window with no one. If I don't read the notification, I'll never see the message, and I can't respond. Totally useless!
Unable to login 1/5
In it's current form this iOS version differs from the pic version in one critical form which makes it unusable. When a guest invited to a Skype meeting gets an invite email, it has a link attached. In the PC version you can enter your name and the session will start. In this iOS version you will be asked for a name and a password. What name? What password? The invited guest has neither and cannot login.
My advice: use the PC version, forget this, it won't work.
One way audio for voip over cellular data 1/5
I am not heard / my speaking audio is not transmitted in calls over cellular data when option is set to voip always.
Still full of flaws 1/5
- the latest version hangs my iPhone 5S so badly that it takes half a minute for a locked phone to unlock when you are on a skype call and have locked your phone
- if skype texts are received while the phone is locked, they show in notifications but are nowhere to be found in the skype app and tapping on a notification brings you to an empty skype window
You release new versions so frequently and it seems the number of new bugs is higher than of the bugs fixed.
For over the year of use, the app hasn't gotten even a tad more pleasant to use.
The latest annoying bug: a notification appears on my iPhone and I see it in the list of recent notifications but when I go to Skype to respond, the conversation is not there!
Who is doing your QA, Microsoft?
Works well for my needs 4/5
By McKesson User
Able to easily connect with corporate users
Not bad but crashes a lot 4/5
Like it and very useful but it does crash a lot. Also it loses some of the instant messages.
Seamless and great quality calls 5/5
Love how it seamlessly integrates my outlook calendar appointments with skype meetings built in. I never have to fumble for a pen to write the dial-in and passcode. Just one click and I'm on!
By Appy McGee
It seems to be half-cooked. Can usually get a message out if I need, but doesn't always work reliable
Great app 5/5
Good app to keep business contacts.
Sorta works 2/5
I was glad to see this available and appreciate the app. I don't appreciate getting notifications when I SIGN OUT! We share a chat within our team for support. All night long after I've signed out I still get the messages. I haven't signed in for two weeks. I use it only when I'm on call for the weekend otherwise I use the desktop application. Two weeks later I'm still getting notified and bonged when a new message comes and it's in my notifications. Another issue is changing presence can sometimes work, sometimes doesn't work, takes a random amount of time to actually update. I also don't get messages. I get the sound and even notification with part of the message. Open the app and the message never comes. Perhaps some real beta testing in a wider range of iOS versions is needed? Since the last update it just constantly crashes. I literally RDP over vpn to a system that has the desktop client installed to use Skype for business. Even though it crashes every single time, I still get the notifications when I'm signed out. I do appreciate the app but please work to stabilize the features you've already provided.
How hard is it to make a usable messaging app in 2017 1/5
By F. Gcg
chats don't sync properly, notifications fire randomly, the interface makes no sense... it's 2017, how does a major chat app lack basic functionality??
Small Business Beauty 5/5
Signing up to Office 365 with Skype Business was one of the best things we did in 2016. As it turns out, a majority of our large clients were on Lync which has worked seamlessly with our version of Skype. All in all, a great product.
Doesn't translate from Lync 2010 1/5
Same settings, but won't work, although Lync 2010 does.
Needs more speed and robustness 5/5
By Mr Inquisitive
A way to view missed messages reliably
Great app 5/5
Works well. Easy to use. Does everything the desktop version does.
Love it! 5/5
Good app 4/5
Works just fine to get work updates whenever we are away from desk.
Needs updated STILL!!!! BAD!!! 1/5
Needs the following features:
1.) Run in background via Push (Reliably).
2.) Single stream. See iMessage. Each instance running on my devices (phone/tablet/computer) are all separate disparate instances, with all three running an instant message randomly goes to just one. A reply only shows up on the device it is sent from. Pathetic! Send a message from the iPad, leave it at your desk, someone replies, do you see it on your iPhone? NOPE!
Can't view incoming messages 3/5
If I receive a chat message from a colleague, i read the message in the notification then select the notification message to go into app, but then I can't see the message I just received inside the app. Ridiculous feature. Otherwise the app is great.
Delete all conversations or recent history. 1/5
Why oh why can we not delete or clear the recent history. That was a great tool before the new Skype for business roll out. Having to individually delete 42 conversation or meetings is really tiring. I like a clean interface.
Also no more watch integration?!
Notifications broken (Again!) 1/5
One of the least reliable apps. Notification are again broken. It's like having a telephone that doesn't ring when someone calls you. Only useful if you make the call.
Airplay not working 3/5
Skype for business doesn't transmit sound through Airplaly to Apple TV. Also need to mirror to Airplay before starting Skype, If not Skype can't locate any of my Apple TV. Hope for a fix soon. Used to work with Lync.
This works okay as a communication tool, but it needs to handle conversations better.
If you want this to run I. The background and alert you to new messages you take your life into your own hands. This functionality is clearly modeled on Forest Gump. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. You never know what you're going to get.
Having to re-read every message to clear the counter is really unusable too. I'm sure there are plenty of OCD customers out there who hate to see a little red number on the app indicating unread message. Unfortunate if you use skyeforbusiness on your desktop, your messages will increase the conversation count. The only way to reduce or clear that count is to read the messages on your mobile app. Even if you already read them on your desktop. These significant issues have been unresolved for "years" I kid you not!
We use Skype for Business enterprise wide. Current integration into the iPhone is getting better every time.
Doesn't update threads on mac 3/5
I love that I can work from my phone, but the functionality of updating threads on my mac seamlessly is just not there yet. Sometimes messages get lost and other times recipients see I sent them a message, but nothing shows up for them. It causes a lot of duplicate work.
Works as expected 4/5
Seems to run better on iOS than Windows.
Poorly designed. It's only real use is checking for meetings. Other then meetings it is horrid unless you are opened to the app 100% of the time.
Great Integration with Outlook 4/5
Very easy to set up meetings in Outlook. Offers dial in and Skype connections, so the user can do either.
Screen share doesn't always work and doesn't have a pointer, so we don't use screen share often.
Works about 95% of the time and getting better, but there are times when it drops the call.
Latest Update 1/5
By Luke V Bello
Notifications is broken with the latest release of Skype. 😡
Great app 5/5
Not too bad 4/5
Would like to see a date on upcoming events. It really does make a difference what day the event is on.
Great for Internal Business Communication 5/5
By Mateo Pablo 955
Works great in our organization for internal collaboration and screen sharing. Really helpful.
Great app. Fast and reliable. 5/5
Great app. Fast and reliable.
Same as others have noted. Missing messages. Not synced at all.
Doesnt work in the background. Don't rely for critical business 2/5
By harold h
On iOS up to 10.2 it doesn't receive messages in the background. Even with app refresh enabled in the background
Be forewarned if you are using this for critical business communication
Pretty good 4/5
Does what I need it to do. Alerts me to conversations and gives me ability to fire off a quick reply.
It doesont show meetings in the meeting section 1/5
Miss conversation, no access to scheduled meeting from app, have to go to email and click on the link to joint the meeting
Horrible interface and don't work most of the time 1/5
Skype for personal is great app. I am not sure what happened to the business version. It's slow, unresponsive at time and I cannot join Skype meeting properly on the phone. I can't even get the audio to work properly most of the time. Had to end up dialing the Skype conference number from my phone a few times which defeat the whole purpose of this app. Microsoft need some work on this
Needs a good update-HIGH TIME! 1/5
The notifications I receive are always broken. After so many updates how is possible that's it's not yet fixed! Earlier I never used to get signed out every now and then automatically what changed now?
I haven't experienced this on the other IM's I use, so it shouldn't be so difficult to fix it. Considering it's skype for business it should be clean with no bugs of this sort. Even if any, should be fixed as soon as possible.
Notifications are broken for years 1/5
Delayed notifications, missed notifications, duplicate notifications, phantom notifications, out of sync notifications, you name it. This app will give all of it for free. Call quality will be awful when you are in any mobile network. All this on Office 365, so it really not a misconfigured server infrastructure. Either way, I'm really surprised that a company like Microsoft is allowing something like this to go on for years. Take a leaf from Facebook or Google and learn how to produce reliable communication tools.
Kinda Terrible 1/5
Skype for Business works great if your business is all about losing messages into the great unknown. Don't expect any consistent sync between the app and your laptop - it just won't happen. And there's a chance the app may cause you to buy a new phone every few months after you smash it when you receive a message notification and then that message is no where in the app. Basically, this app is as reliable as Donald Trump is as a president. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does random not-okay crap and sometimes it goes golfing instead of working at all.
Very nice 5/5
New messages disappear when going into app 1/5
Terrible! New messages send out with no issue but replies get deleted as soon as I try viewing it. Chat history is also gone once I leave the app (even without hard close)
Please fix this asap!