Terrible app, basic things don't work 1/5
What kind of sh*t-tier messaging app can't even handle basic messaging functions? If I miss a conversation skype gives me a button counter of the number of missed conversations, but when you open them, none of the messages are displayed, only basic contact information. What the actual h3ll?! And even if you're in the app, sometimes it doesn't deliver or receive messages in a conversation if you're signed in elsewhere. Absolutely trash. Whoever programmed this behavior should be fired and blacklisted. This isn't a high bar, but lo and behold, you've failed to even offer basic messaging capability in your MESSAGING APP!
Latest Version 1/5
The latest version doesn’t even give you notifications are send you messages unless you are actively using the app. Garbage.
Meetings disappeared 1/5
By BTG & The Furry Bunch
For the past month, I am no longer able to see my Skype meetings in the mobile app, but only when I’m online with Outlook. Trying to connect to meetings through the link in Outlook calendar is a dead end, as it never connects. Moving to Microsoft Teams, as Skype has officially died
Notificationa don't occur 2/5
I can't tell you how many missed conversations I have been the message is sent to my desktop client and the app doesn't notify on the lock screen or with a red bubble on the app with a count of missed messages. I have to constantly open the app to check.
Multiple crashes 1/5
Crashes while searching within contacts. Crashes while making an audio call. Virtually useless
Works great and perfect for working from home but wish you could set the availability set to available all the time like on desktop. If you are away from your phone for a few mins it goes into "away" yellow status..it should
At least let you set if you want it to show you away after 30-60 or 90 mins or longer but literally after like ten mins it goes into away mode and we have no control over it oh and it also shows people that are connected through Skype on “mobile” so very pointless and frustrating ..other than that It’s an okay app but needs more
Crashes frequently.. LYNC was flawless.. SfB is useless.
This Ap is corrupted 1/5
I have to REDownload every time I need to sign into my exchange server. The Ap will not process my credentials and is a complete waste of time. My IT support is also useless and MSFT points fingers at them, they point fingers at MSFT. No accountability.
Unable to even log in 1/5
I have an iPhone 7+ that is up to date on its ios. I have loaded latest Skype for biz (6.20.2) and I can not even sign in using my companies credentials. I am signed in fine on my pc. A co-worker has an iPhone 10 and is on 6.20.1 and he signed in easily.
Needs to sync with computer 2/5
It is frustrating that the computer and mobile app do not sync. At times I’ll end up with 4 different conversations with one person across the different devices.
Messages don’t sync between devices 1/5
Only reason 1 star... It doesn’t sync messages between ipad/phone/computer. This is basic functionality in a messaging app.
App doesn’t sync to computer...ever 1/5
All this app needs to do is sync to the computer. That’s it. But I’ll get messages through the app that don’t show on the computer and vice versa. And not only that, but the messages on the app will pop up and disappear or several threads will be started with the same person.
It’s not hard. Other apps sync up perfectly. And Skype for Business has been a mess for YEARS. I doubt anyone at Skype is reading this or cares, because again this has been an issue for YEARS.
Slack can do it. Why can’t you?
Push notifications not working - iOS very as bad as Android now 1/5
Someone decided to port the Android version to iOS and now push notifications for Skype messages do not work until you launch SkypeForB. One of the main reasons to keep a smartphone is for important communication purposes and these should work flawlessly ... it is the App’s core reason for existence. I wish the Product Managers understood this :(
Every time the app is launched even if running in the background it has to reconnect ... showing the ‘Connecting’ message. It should be perpetually connected and push the notifications like all other messaging apps.
May 2016 - Mute not working !!!
Basic functionality for any calling app especially a business meeting app. Mute intermittently does not work. App shows unmuted but no one can hear on call. Have to re-login to meeting to re-enable voice.
At least half the time, my screen will freeze. Either that or I will join audio over a phone connection and video through my pc. The video will tell me I have been dropped, but my audio over the phone is fine. I click to rejoin so I can see what is being presented, and I then have audio through my pc at the same time I have it through my phone.
Doesn’t synch with PC properly 1/5
Get this fixed and stars will go up.
Can’t sort by Status 2/5
Really would like to be able to Sort by Status like on desktop version.
So many issues, where to begin?
1) Conversations don't carry across both the app and the desktop program. It's like 2 different accounts except you have the same login to both.
2) More (data) leaks than using a bottomless cup to drink water. The last 3 days I sent and received 5 text messages over cellular on both WhatsApp and Skype for Business, no images no emojis. Data used on WhatsApp: 130kb. Data used on Skype for Business: 20MB. I'm not even sure how it's possible to fail at programming that badly that you can be 150x more inefficient than the competition and think you did well.
3) What's the point of listing the rest? They stopped releasing updates to anyone less than iPhone 6, so my voice doesn't count anyway.
So Far, Works well 3/5
When are we going to get an Apple Watch supported version?????
Lync 2010 Server, cannot connect! 👎🏻 1/5
Lync 2010 Server, cannot connect! 👎🏻
Fix this Microsoft!!!!
Now would be good. 😉
absolutely terrible software 1/5
par for the course for MS in my opinion. this app rarely works at all for me. As others have mentioned, it doesn’t synchronize with skype for business running on other devices, which pretty much makes it utterly useless to me. if i can’t seamlessly work with a messaging software between all devices, then it has no value to me. if i can’t successfully connect to the service, even that important detail becomes moot! MS ruined the real Skype app, which i expected. they’ve maintained the exact same quality with Skype for biz, aka Lync! worst software ever created!
Great uses for business 5/5
Always works well on WiFi or cellular. Screen sharing and good conference calls.
Unable to Update or Use on older iPad (9.3) 1/5
Tried updating app - failed. Tried using - failed. Received message Skype for Business not supported but App Store product info say it does support iOS9.3+. Was it tested?
Doesn't work on iOS 9.3 3/5
By Taino Prime
App says it supports iOS 9.3 or higher, but fails to install on iOS 9.3 device. Works fairly well on iOS 11.x, but has a long time login/calendar sync.
Crash crash crash!!!! 1/5
App keep crashing since the last update, this is a business application and it should not do that at all, please fix.
Get the desk phones 5/5
Make your company get the SIP connector and desk phones and you will be having a great time calling your coworkers.
Good luck, it’s worth it. We’re all counting on you. Let’s get rid of garbage old PBX systems and then we can all make calls the smart way.
Terrible app 1/5
I'm really surprised that Microsoft hadn't put any effort to really improve this app. There is no syncing between the desktop versions. Also notifications rarely work. Isn't that kind of the point of using an iPhone app right? I can't keep opening the app to make sure push notifications work.
Interestingly enough Microsoft Teams works way better and does support very easily both of these features. It's too bad.
Please add CarPlay Support 2/5
By Dookie 2x
Would be awesome to be able to have access to Skype calling/conference calls while in the car. The thought was this was going to be supported by infotainment (Think Volvo integration to their system). Add CarPlay and you reach even more customers!
By d dre 20
Please fix notifications, with the notifications setting on the phone set to on, I still get no notifications, I have no idea when people message me, please fix
Crashes non stop 1/5
After the latest update I cant have a single chat or call without the app crashing. Seriously impacting my work. Please fix asap.
Full of bugs 1/5
This app doesn’t sync with msg I get in my pc. Also if I don’t open the app immediately the msg go away and I have to request for them to be sent again.
Keeps crashing since update 1/5
Worst app I've ever used 1/5
Doesn't work on my phone. Doesn't work on my company issued Mac. What is this garbage? How can a chat app be bad in this day and age? Everyone working on this app should quit Microsoft and find another job. You're not worth this lack of vision. You can do better somewhere else.
Useful when it works, please fix UI bugs 2/5
on iPhone X I no longer able to reply to text messages, it might have happened with the recent update, the text window is narrow down below on the screen, under the home bar, I touch it but the phone doesn’t switch to input mode, keypad doesn’t pop up, can’t type a response
Worst voip app 1/5
Continuously drops calls, fails to logon, crashes.
Worst messaging app 1/5
This is by far the worst messaging app I have ever used. When someone messages, you see the notification and it shows the message but when you click on it and go to reply, the message is gone and no more there. It also shows a number against a “recent” bar on the main screen. But there is no way to just click on it to read the most recent messages and respond. The poor shielded app developers that were hired to develop this app probably never used or saw or heard of WhatsApp or iMessage or anything like that.
Can’t connect to exchange 3/5
Since the last upgrade I can no longer connect to the server and get any of my meetings. Used to love it up until then but need a reliable app!
One of the worst apps 1/5
By s pulse
I canny fathom how this gets four stars. It’s utterly unreliable and useless. Frustratingly broken beyond acceptable.
The messages don’t sync between desktop and phone. They also show up whenever they feel like, they don’t show up in real time. It randomly says it can’t login to exchange!! Why the hell is it logging in to exchange? For calendar?? That’s a bad design. Keep the services for one app under one login.
I am surprised how bad developers are at Microsoft , how little they care about the apps they put out and how they get away with these crimes against their user base. This is not limited to Skype of course. All MS apps are horrible and unusable and unstable. It’s awe inspiring how blatantly they publish these apps when they are worse than some school kid’s apps. Can’t believe my company pays for these crappy services.
Constantly closing unexpectedly 1/5
By Kayi H
The app will not stay open
Small feature missing.. Overall ok 4/5
One thing i am missing coming from the Android version is how do you turn off meeting content once you start it. I could not find a way. It is a useful feature to be able to toggle meeting content when on mobile data.
1 issue forced me to delete 1/5
The app works well. I do not experience bugs. I really enjoy the interface and find the application incredibly useful.
Sadly I need to delete the app. I appear online at all times. Even when I am asleep at 3 am. This even occurs when the app is formally closed and not running. I can’t have teams in other time zones contacting me at such odd hours. I also do not receive a history of the messages. So some coworkers think I am intentionally ignoring them. This is unacceptable.
By Fed up with functionality
1) The app doesn’t synchronize with computer in several aspects:
A) A message sent on phone should show on computer and vice versa. B)Status/availability on phone and computer don’t synchronize. Computer can show I’m available when I’ve selected that I’m not. Or worse show I’m offline/off work when I’m not. This is very annoying and confusing; for anyone with ‘clock watching’ coworkers or bosses it simply causes unnecessary issues.
C) Status doesn’t synchronize with my Outlook calendar meetings, showing I’m available when I’m in a meeting or during times I’m out of office.
2) Get with it on conversation deletion. Who wants to have to delete every old message INDIVIDUALLY? How cumbersome and time consuming. That in of itself is a total failure.
You do not need my phone number 1/5
By Was hopeful
There is no reason for MS to require my phone number for a messaging and business app that supports VoIP. I’ve deleted the app from my mobile device because the app is useless if it won’t work without my number.
Funcionalitu drawbacks 2/5
1. If you’re listening to music on your iPhone (wired or over Bluetooth) and accept a Skype call, the music goes to blasting as you frantically open the music app to pause music and you miss the entire first portion of the call.
2. If you send messages from your phone, these messages do not appear in your computer. Oddly, messages received are seen both in the phone and computer.
Make it work 1/5
No sound using iPhone
Whoever rates more than 1* is paid by MS...
just read the reviews, don’t mind the rating and you’ll understand. If I would own such a crApp, I would be ashamed.
Shame on devs, shame on managers! Too bad QA is skipped these days...
I guess it’s the users’ fault for reviewing/testing, thus encouraging the “test after production release” trend.
The app is good in terms of being able to join meetings on mobile but that seemless experience is lacking when switching between phone and laptop.
Not Reliable 1/5
The conference keeps ending abruptly. The sign in information is never retained and the app keeps hanging.
the stability of the new version that came out late march/early april is just horrible. argh
Working now not easy to setup 3/5
Not easy to setup...
Disappointed in Skype 2/5
Two major flaws prevent this app from being an everyday app.
1) I get Skype messages on my phone but when I open the chat, I can’t read the message. It’s like a blank, new chat. Super annoying and a conversation breaker.
2) It doesn’t sync up to Skype on my PC. This prevents me from seamlessly switching from phone to pc and vice versa.