The new update is absolute trash. Every time I bring up anything that plays sound like videos, it stops the call and places it on hold (which It never did before). Then once you go back into the app, there's like a 90% chance that you can't take it off hold. Then I either have to end the call or completely come out of the app and call the person back. And it gets very frustrating that I have to do this almost constantly. As of right now, Skype is all I have to get into contact with my girlfriend who lives 11 hours away from me. We both have discord and are thinking of using it instead of Skype. I really wanna stick this out but my patience is wearing very thin. Please fix this soon.
Removed texting feature 1/5
Do not upgrade removed texting feature pitiful
Oh wait lots of useless new screen graphics
WAS a great app b4 msft
Getting better but........ 4/5
The app is getting better but why do you have to put things dead in the middle of the screen at the bottom?? Before it was those 2 dots and now there is a plus + sign? Why not put all the icons together on the side of the screen left or right?? I know it looks balanced but sometimes it’s right on top of people or work I am doing. Please clear the screen of everything unless it’s on the sides or corners. Also if I need to take a screen shot, this plus sign + is right there in the middle of my shot.
Also whenever another call comes in or any alarm goes off the call get put on hold and the hold emblem is there but I can still here the other side and there is NO WAY to undo the hold without hanging up the call. No fail EVERY TIME.
Also, the volume issue still exists. There is no way to turn down the volume UNLESS you are on Bluetooth. Then you CAN turn it down.
Confusing UX 2/5
It should be so confusing and hard for me to find the dial-pad to call someone...
Great app 4/5
I do all My International call with Skype and it works great. No problems at all.
Great Service To Call Spain 5/5
Now that my daughter is studying abroad in Spain, this service has become essential to our family. I highly recommend it and it is affordable which is a plus!!!
Skype used to be my go to call hangouts. But now ya become less. Ever since the updates Microsoft has done, skype has been getting worse and worse, to the point where it’s hard to use. Now I only use it for occasional calls, calls for those without discord. Discord is just much better than skype now, hate to say it, but it’s true. If skype wants to rise back up the charts, I’d recommend reverting their changes.
Broken app 1/5
I got this to compliment my computer usage of Skype, but it proved completely broken. When I tried to sign into my account, it forced me to change my password, then when I finally got it, it didn’t have any of the contacts on my account. This, despite it working fine on my last phone when I used it almost a year ago. It also required my name for some reason. I’d be suspicious that it was phishing if it wasn’t an official app, even as it stands it’s needless extra information for a product that doesn’t work. Do not download this app.
By bob is cool ha
Was good at first but now I cannot sign in at all. It says that I’m too young and need a parent’s permission to get in which is completely STUPID since I created my account when I was eight.
Please help, Microsoft!!
BEST APP 5/5
By LEGNAR RANGEL
TO CALL DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD
Don't want Notification 1/5
Hey guess what. I don't want notifications, so stop taking up a third of my screen telling me to enable them.
Love or hate 3/5
I enjoy Skype because I aloes me to stay in contact with my friends and family. It is good for texting and keeping in contact. But.....
The video chatting has issues. Sometimes is disconnects and sometimes the video part doesn’t work.
There is this annoying robot. She’s like that girl in school know want around because she so pushy. She irrelevant and gets in the way. There’s no way to get rid of her. I would like Microsoft to do something about it.
Dev, please fix your app ... 3/5
Skype had been a vital communication tool for my wife and I (we’re both deaf) but the last several updates have caused notifications to be unreliable in IOS 11.2.5
I’ve set and reset notifications in settings but still never get notifications.
Instead I’ve had to rely on FaceTime and FB Messenger. Skype would still be a much better tool and I hope you can get it fixed.
By Play Call of Duty
Just please.. make it so disabling notifications actually works.. its really fun getting calls in the middle of the night even though all your notifications are off /s
Sin tener en cuenta el cobro por la llamada el servicio fue excelente y sin interrupciones entre Colombia y Texas, durante la llamada con mi hermano y sobrinos!!
The old Microsoft helicopter joke was very true 1/5
The old Microsoft helicopter joke was very true.
As usual MS product are not user friendly.
Each time I use any MS product I spend more time to do simple stuff. Unfortunately, they do that so we buy there courses.
After learning any product and started to be familiar with it they change the interface and we have to start over again to learn how to do the same stuff that we was doing before.
So bad method to fours people to study there course and certificate.
I started to be away from MS products because I’m sure they will wast my time.
That is why no one use there phones because we found companies that respect our time.
The old Microsoft helicopter joke was very true.
Very bad, useless. 1/5
By Fullspeed M+
I have been using Skype for many a year. Now it is a very useless communication tool. If I wNt to phone to an international number as a Skype Pro subscriber Zi can not do it. So, I pay $10 extra a month to be able to communicate with my colleagues. Skype is so useless as I am not allowed to dial a number.
Do not subscribe to this useless App.
Since being taken over it is the most useless App on the store.
super bad! 1/5
By justis Barnett
the calls will not go through and i only receive calls after i have missed them. thank you and good night.
Lost all account credit when switched email 1/5
When I got a new PC I logged in with my Skype account which was associated with a gmail. Then when I signed in my Outlook account Skype switched my email association and in the same time wiped out all my credits. There is no more history so I cannot even argue my case. Not sure if I will ever use paid Microsoft services again.
THE TRUTH 5/5
By Badri Mohamed
It’s a good app
No delay or echoing 5/5
I use the audio feature very often because it doesn’t echo or have delays in regular voice conversation whereas my mobile phone always has a delay.
Please fix this! 3/5
My boyfriend currently lives over a thousand miles away from me and this is pretty much our only source of communication. Sometimes when I turn my camera on, he can’t see me and then when I try to turn off the camera it won’t let me. Then also, his skype is constantly glitching and kicking him out of the app. He has updated it to the current version yet there is no change and we can’t figure out what is wrong with it. If you can please fix these things!
An idea 4/5
This is a great chat app over all, but I have an idea that can make it a bit better. On desktop you can show the other people your screen, why not have it on the app.
Please fix 3/5
By Rubbin mctuggin
I have an iPhone 7 and is up to date and whenever I join a call with my friends the app just goes black and I can’t do anything but wait for it to become visible again
Fix the freeze 1/5
By Ice ice sk8r
Skype used to work really well on my phone. But, since the update the app freezes every time I open it. I don’t receive texts or calls on my phone either. I’ve tried everything under the sun to fix it but nothing works.
👎👎👎👎👎 WORTHLESS!!! 1/5
Skype has become an absolutely worthless company. Thanks Microworst for ruining it!!!
Used to call via Skype daily, now I use it a few times a month, at the most. There are so many glitches and ridiculous problems, it’d take too long to list them all. For example, I used to call my own number to check if I have any voicemails (I’m overseas a lot). I can’t do that anymore. Now I get the “you cannot call this number on Skype” message!?!?!? Why not? It’s worked for years and years, why not now??
The very worst though are the robotic and oh, so clueless online responders who use the “developers response” prompts to give us their canned and nonsensical “we’re working hard on fixing the problems, please check the latest updates” messages. They don’t even read the comments here. They simply copy and paste their robo-replies. 👎👎👎👎👎
Yeah, as I predicted, it took mere seconds for Anna P. - developer bot to respond with her ridiculous copy & paste “make sure you have the latest update” comment. Hey Anna P. - make sure you learn how to read!
- if there are no bots than you should take your time to read about people’s frustrations instead of copying & pasting your ridiculously canned answers.
Awful ux 1/5
This app has terrible navigation and the user interface is still just a mystery to me. It’s not intuitive and clunky.
Awesome call quality. 5/5
Awesome experience using the call facility.
Skype DOB Account lock up - complete screw up 1/5
Yesterday Skype forced update on Windows and now required a DOB. As I did not want Microsoft to store such sensitive personal information and a messaging service should not require such information to operate and hence may not store it per EU law (it has operated without such information in the past), I entered 2018 as DOB. This immediately locked all my Skype accounts and I have not been able to restore my Skype account since then. I went through a procedure online to now put in another credit card, phone number etc to verify my age and change the birth date back without success. Not only does Microsoft now store more unnecessary personal information, charged me money, but also now I still cannot access the Skype account.
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. My Skype account is 10+ years old and I was on top a paying customer already with a billing relationship!
I am an executive at a company. And I also do not want Skype to broadcast my birthday to my contacts.
Improvement Needed 2/5
The app used to tell when the last time a conversation was viewed or person online but it doesn’t do that anymore. My special man is out of country at present so we leave each other chat messages for the other to read until the time that we both can be online at same time. Being able to see when the other last viewed what was sent keeps encouragement flowing. Plus it would be nice to know where the other person was located at time they last got online just to know if they’re traveling okay.
Best Skype Call Ever 5/5
I had been awhile from Skype for sometime, used it again today for the first time in several months. Sound and picture were excellent
By Indy 14
Skype is supposed to update but it will not. It has been this way for about a week
Clicking update does no good it does nothing
please fix dailer after past a number 2/5
please let me have the ability to edit the number before calling.
and when i copied it with + it not copied to the dailer..... plz lets edit after copy a number.
Still my go to app whenever I need a sure communication 5/5
By Ko cho
Regardless of some ppl has variable experience, this is the one that I come to when I need to make a must-call. Reliable most of the time for extremely long distance home.
Sturdy app. 5/5
This is a very sturdy app, able to deal with patchy connections quite well. Very impressive.
Less intuitive app I have ever seen 1/5
It is very difficult to simply navigate and make a call from a contact already in your phone
By Mont :D
The Old Skype Was Buggy And Outdated But Now it’s New And Improved(Good Job Team!) I Use it Again! I have at least Invited 15 People To Skype And All Of Them Enjoy it. You guys Deserve More. Have so Many Great Memories. And Wouldn’t Mind You Having A Place Where I can Donate. Much Love From Texas!!
By grump customer
Phone hackers on this app to phone please delete me
Please help 3/5
By Sherry Maricar
I cannot send messages. Thank You
Apple to android 1/5
Does it work from an apple phone to an android phone?
Messed up 1/5
Skype used to be a great app: intuitive, clear, easy to use, effective.
Since they changed the interface everything is hidden, difficult, integration with contacts is horrible, etc.
Way to go and ruin a perfectly working app...
I wonder if the person in charge of changed is still in the job?
EDIT: Anna P #ui - Decided yo give your instructions a chance, and when I follow your link it takes me to a page where Microsoft wants to sell me stuff. Seriously? You guys are getting worse by the minute... I’ll be moving away from your products as much as I can.
Working most of the time 5/5
I have a yearly subscription for France, which I call most days. Good deal. Using iPhone 6s+ or iPad. It works for me most of the time.
Pre Microsoft was better! 2/5
An Upgrade 1/5
Add search to Bing Movies, Fix videos... Videos don’t work on clicking play instantly. Plz thanks.
International calls 5/5
Sound and connection for international calls is good and reliable
Support from Iran 🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷
please fix 2/5
whenever im sending my messages, it would take minutes at a time trying to send them because it's taking so much time receiving messages
thus messages would be sent late and an entire conversation would've been going on without my input
there's also this issue whenever im in a skype call and my alarm
the alarm would go off, but the sound won't play when i'm in a skype call
please fix asap
Worst update never seen. 3/5
Disappointed with the last update. Now is impossible to connect while the phone screen is blocked. The app crashes a lot . Disconect my bluetooth and a list of etc....
Deleted after years of use 1/5
By Donnie Herman
I can’t sign out. You killed a bunch of functionality too. Sorry Microsoft, you blew it.