By Hal the 5th
Great communication tool 4/5
The new version lacks clarity on the new buttons, turning the aplicativo not intuitive
Typical Microsoft 1/5
Constantly break features. You have to add every person manually to a conference call. They should be able to call you and join. This is crazy for it to be so hard to add people to your group. The way they have it set up it is basically only for Skype to Skype users. Even if you pay the extra and have a phone number thru Skype and have payed for your minutes. If I could give it zero stars I would. There are tons of apps that will work for group chat as long as everyone has that same app. Skype should be set up for use without your participants having to be Skype users.
New update has no bugs 5/5
By Potatoes r swag
Dont know why this app is rated so low. Its flawless. I use it all the time
Very good app 5/5
By Miriã 2015
The app is very good! I live in US and call my family almost everyday in Brasil without any problem.
Better version of Skype 4/5
Can you make it to where you can see people's bios also I'm the only one out of my friends that have the enhanced version of Skype everyone else has the older version also sometimes I would press something or go on something and skype would crash.
It's works put not vary good 2/5
By payton gardner
Ummm I men it works in all but it is vary hard to talk with your friends because they are trying to talk to people like it's
The most useless update ever 1/5
From its cartoonish colors to it's useless user interface this is absolutely the worst messaging app ever. I want see my contacts in a list and see what there status is and latest message then click on contact to see messages. Now I have a chats tab with my messages and no contact status. The old app was perfect for minimal layout and easy to see information. The new app is one big confusion. I can't even see when someone messages me if I have not been in the app for a few hours. I want the old app can skype please put it back on the App Store.
You messed up 1/5
By sonic kirby
Skype used to be really good, but now it isn't. The logo isn't even in the app itself, and now it says my brother is "too young" to use this app. We are watching over him well, plus you have to pay a .50 cent fee to verify younger people. So much for "always free".
Sad but true; 8.3 has failed - if for whatever reason you're unable to provide your consumers with the option to retrieve older version then easy fix, use your current Skype for business design, we'd appreciate it! Thanks
Great connection when I call home to Germany. Improved video and sound.
Please fix "hold" 1/5
I just want to be able to "unhold" the call when my alarm clock goes off ;-; please fix!
Why is the change still there.. 2/5
Now don't get me wrong change is good every now and then and Skype for what it is right now is meh. It's not good however. I dislike that there is no more do not disturb, invisible, or away. The location button is still too close to the send message one. The colors for the text I dislike since things like bold for me are black but for the person talk to me their white it's slightly confusing since that's not bold. Now one thing I would suggest is a Skype Classic app or something to bring the old Skype back. It was so good and this update broke that with removing most features. Now online status is back cool took long enough why wasn't it there at the beginning of this redesign? With this I shall end this review thank you for taking your time to read this if you have. ~ Rapid
Reliable with a good internet connection 4/5
I've been using this app for 4 years to communicate with my family abroad, with and without video. As long as you have a pretty good internet connection, you can communicate well.
Awesome App 5/5
So awesome 5/5
Skype is my favorite video chatting tool, hands down. Very good quality and free if you're going app to app, even on cell service. So easy to use. Too bad you have to use Microsoft to log in though...kind of weird and unexpected.
By Chuk Jin
why did you do this. i can't find my contacts, i don't understand how to use the app now, it's all like in a bad dream. how do i get the old skype back?
I'm f****** done skype 1/5
Why destroy something that was already JUST fine? The interface is broken, the camera won't turn off, calls end from a day long, etc etc. WTH skype???? Oh and also don't have alarms go off people. It freezes the audio on the call you're in. These past recent updates disgust me.
I'm honestly gonna switch to a different video/audio call (any recommendations?). Skype is horrid now and it's not getting any better. You'd think they'd learn after all these complaints. Something's gotta give and I think it's gonna be me giving up on this app and NEVER going back to it. They aren't gonna change anything anytime soon anyways.
*sigh* poor old skype rip they say that they've fixed reliability issues but I don't see anything of that sort. While reading the description of the update I thought: did Microsoft understand that they messed up a perfectly FINE WORKING APP THAT DOESN'T EAR RAPE YOU WHEN YOU CALL SOMEONE?
I'm bout to be officially done with skype.
Skype kicked me out of my account and I can no longer use this useless app. Bye skype I'm gone.
Hit 'Update' on all my apps. Was unlogged from skype on my iPhone for no reason, used email address to re-log in, and it instead created a new account. Had to go back to my old laptop, find my Skype username and reset password.
Don't like it at all 1/5
It was better before:(
Its official, Microsoft has murdered Skype. RIP Skype. You should all be ashamed at what you've done to this once life changing tool. Pathetic.
Worst app ever 1/5
Horrible UI, worst user experience ever. I use skype for years and extensively and I cant find anything I need without opening all the menu items. Extremely counter intuitive.
Horrible Microsoft trash... 1/5
By Is any good
It was working ok I guess, until this dumb update... it completely signed me out of my account. then I had to start from scratch in redo all the details of my account. Plus it deleted all my Conversations!! so annoying just wasted over 30 minutes with this...
I still like it, but skype can do better 3/5
I'd like to see the mood messages and the Snapchat resemblance to be gone. I don't want Skype to be another social media. This app should be kept as a simple private media that easily allows video chat. Everything else should be fine. I'd just like to see the social media part gone
wow. just wow. 1/5
skype app just went from a 5 star to a 1 star. awful app.
Very, very confusing on the new version. Will not update any app next time before checking on the review. Worst ever. Will try to load the old version back, but is that even possible?
New skype is horrible 1/5
Skype app used to be handy and straight forward, until my phone did an auto update.... ewwww what happened to skype?????? Can't see who's online, too many spend your money features removed all functionality
Worst app! 1/5
It was never that good, but this latest version is shockingly bad!
I don't need another social media app 1/5
Skype was all about business for me. Making and receiving calls and it was perfect at that. Now with all the social media added to it it makes no sense and honestly I don't even feel like using it anymore.
I don't care for your stupid waves, but my contacts are gone. You know what, enough of this, there's enough alternatives these days. Uninstalling.
Confusing new version but still great 5/5
The money on account from the old version disappeared and my history disappeared and I couldn't find any tutorial on the new version and I had to sync all my contacts with Skype which apparently means Microsoft is now sent all my contacts all of which is disheartening. There seems to be no innovation that Microsoft won't buy out and subjugate.
All that said until cell companies stop charging usurious rates for what they disingenuously and anachronistically call "international calls", pretending there is something called the PSTN, I will use Skype.
Terrible Update: Status and Calling 1/5
I can no longer receive notifications for skype calls/skype phone while in DND mode. It doesn't matter if skype is set to receive notifications, if I am on DND mode on PC the mobile version pushes no calls or alerts through. This is extremely unintuitive; I got skype phone since I cannot be at my PC always to receive calls -- and in the past DND mode did not interfere with receiving skype phone calls, the only thing it did was disable text message alerts.
What's worse is that DND mode via mobile means disabling all alerts and cannot be toggled as easily as before. Statuses were simply toggled by choosing the appropriately colored button and that was it -- now you have to do this convoluted thing where you adjust the notifications on the app and on your iOS settings. Disabling iOS alerts NEVER impacted the background processes of the app prior, simply they just got rid of any chance of being bombarded with alerts on your homescreen, and the internal app statuses effected the priority of messages while using the app.
As cute as it looks now I have no idea why you would completely re-write the system. It was simple, straightforward, and easy enough to navigate.
I'm worried about missing an important call simply because my mobile won't alert me anymore. Really wish we could degrade or at least fix the system so it was more streamlined as before.
Nothing about this update is user friendly, it's as though none of the features were reviewed properly and were pushed out in a desperate attempt to be trendy like discord. This was a very poor attempt to repackage the product, and I hope it's fixed soon... I thought I was getting hotfixes, and now I wish I never updated the bloody thing.
By Lola III
Not bad 5/5
Getting used to it . It's quite cool
Used to be a Great app! 2/5
Used to be Great - lost tons of functionality in the latest update.
Skype made my overseas move better 5/5
I moved to Indonesia and Skype is my main source for calling both land lines and cell phones. I can use other apps like what's app or hangouts, but not everyone has the app on their phone. With Skype it doesn't matter.
No, I don't want my profile to have all my personal info 1/5
I've had this update for a few weeks, and though I don't really care for the new look and feel, it's been ok for me functionally.
However, today the app signed me out, which wouldn't be a big deal since I've stayed logged in for a long time through several app updates. But I wasn't able to log in without providing my birth date. That's not something that I want or need to share with every app, since it is used as personal identifiable information (e.g. by banks, government agencies, etc...) It isn't something totally private for most people, but Skype doesn't need it, and should not be forcing me to give it out.
Easy, reliable, attractive 5/5
As a daily user of Skype, I'm liking the new design and usability. Good call quality and quick messaging. Overall, a very good app for business use.
garbage pure trash. 1/5
I don't understand how ANYONE can mess up an program that worked perfectly fine for YEARS! Did Microsoft put teenagers with know programming knowledge on this and told me "have fun"? Or let's assume they aren't total idiots that they are doing this on purpose to destroy the program's user base but in that case just delete the whole program! Why are you torturing people with these horrible upgrades that are pure trash!! It was fine before why did you break it!???!
By Azeem tayyab
I like Skype Bute slowly in iPhone 5 plizz fix this ? In any Update
Getting better and better
Great app. 5/5
By Raj rad
It's okay 2/5
Please update so we can have a volume bar in the app. I Skype with headphones on and it's unbearably loud sometimes. My volume on my phone is turned all the way down as well!
Such a bummer 2/5
By Stellar Rae
I love using skype, I use it constantly for messaging friends all over the country. Unfortunately with the recent update I don't get reliable notifications. It's so bad that my friends and I are going to have to switch to discord or some other similar app. Really a shame.
Abysmal Downgrade 1/5
By Roger Quickly
Terrible usability. Diminished privacy options. Loss of ability to set offline status. I could go on...
Bottom line: This is a pathetic, wrongheaded, horribly-executed attempt to create a social media platform out of a messaging app.
Avoid this update or use something else if you possibly can.
Skype is Clumsy 1/5
The app has become more and more clumsy and user unfriendly. Too much emphasis on cute graphics. Simple remains better so alter the focus on getting the call out and or in. You're forcing customers to go to Viber or other VOIP clients. Go back and revisit the original Skype interface and build from there.
Great app 4/5
By Andy peter
I like it . Very easy to use .
HATE IT !!! 1/5
I absolutely hate the update. I want to be able to go back to the old version. Thank you for ruining a great app .