After the last updating this App stop working properly. Poor connection.
Very slow on iPhone 5. Please improve performance 2/5
Very slow on iPhone 5. Please improve performance
Slower than other instant messaging 3/5
It's as responsive as whatapps etc...but it's local phone numbers buy option save me a bunch of money
Hangs on 6s 2/5
This application consistently hangs on my 6s. The video would still work, but not the buttons or the touchscreen. Have to either do hard power down or the other side have to disconnect.
Best communication app of all time 5/5
I have used Skype almost everyday it's the best so ever.
“We are listening to your feedback” 1/5
No you don’t. Skype is getting shittier by the day and you don’t care.
Instead some product idiot thought it was a great idea to use the Skype brand and product as a Snapchat wannabe.
The new design is truly one of the worst things I've ever seen in software. Worse than even Clippy. I'm not surprised that this also comes from Micro$oft.
- Why does Microsoft think their dead platform's UI design and theme is appropriate for iOS? Why doesn't this app follow the iOS User Interface Guidelines? E.g. when deleting "chats," one has to long-hold to get a list of options, which is a Windows Phone convention. This is insulting to the platform and confusing to the user. Typically Microsoft.
- If you use a VPN, Skype won't work sometimes. Why not? Does Microsoft want to collect and sell private information or use this information for "targeted ads" like Google and Facebook?
- Why am I being constantly bothered with notifications about useless new changes? I have eyes. I can see Skype has a new ugly user-hostile design. I don't need to be bothered by unwanted notifications.
- Why can't I remove the recent calls history? Does no one involved in ruining Skype actually use any other app? This is an essential feature that Skype is missing.
- Why are my contacts listed in two places: Calls and Contacts? If the same information needs to be listed in two place, you've failed. Or is it that the young clueless designers who ruined this app have just discovered the concept of a phone call and are compensating for their own lack of knowledge?
- What is "Highlights" and why is there a need for it? This isn't Snapchat or whatever new toy the kids are using today. If I wanted a highlights feature, I'd use Snapchat not Skype. Plus they keep putting garbage "news" in there begging their users to tap it so their engagement numbers go up.
- Why is there a tab at the bottom of the app that's actually a button? And why is it a shortcut to the camera? I would use Instagram or Snapchat, or pretty much any other app, if I wanted to send pictures to people. Skype is a telephony app and should prioritize that functionality.
The fact that there are developer responses asking people to tell them about these issues shows just how clueless Microsoft is about what Skype is or how people use it. It's either that or they knew and went ahead with these disastrous changes anyway. Either way it shows a complete lack of awareness and respect for users.
Still doesn’t have two important legacy features 1/5
Update: Now slightly less than terrible, but still lame. They simply ruined how it works to try to make it more like WhatsApp and Snapchat, which nobody wanted or needed. Sad.
Skype remains useless to me because it still doesn’t have a single screen which shows only my friends who are online and available to chat right now (or what their other current availability is, such as away, do not disturb, etc.). I’ve got no interest in using Skype to chat like WhatsApp or Snapchat. Just bring back that old feature, the one that still works in the desktop version. I’ve got so many friends who don’t even use the app anymore because of this.
Meanwhile, we also can’t sign out without having to do a full sign in by retyping our username. Why can’t there be a persistent cache of recent usernames for those of us with multiple Skype profiles? Pain in the butt.
The best 5/5
I live this app because it make more easier my life when I try to call my family. And I can receive call from them as well.
Skype stole my money 1/5
Skype clawed back credits I paid for, intentional sends you in circles to try to reactivate it, and removed the deactivation button in-app so it's impossible to regain or use your funds.
International calls 5/5
I called China on a regular basis and I found that my reception and etc. is always excellent with Skype plus the rates make it actually affordable for my boyfriend and I have to speak regularly.
Great concept! - Un-intuitive app 2/5
I adore, to the utmost degree, the concept of this app.
Unfortunately, the app is so difficult to use.
It takes three tries, with five minutes per try, to have the ability to have Face to Face contact with a caller.
It won’t let me sign in or sign up. Whenever I try to it just says the internet’s not connected
Best chat ever 5/5
Nice specs cause I am nerd hj
Older phones are laggy 3/5
Ok so Skype works fine for me every device except this iPhone 5s please Microsoft make Skype better for older iPhones.
Highlights “feature” 1/5
New highlights is actually a way to shove ads down your throat.
Even worse than you can imagine 1/5
Nobody wants to see highlights from Skype you self centered morons.
Great app 5/5
I love this app!! Especially if you do not have an apple phone this works just as good (and even better) then FaceTime on apple phones. Totally recommend!!!
Skype calls and multiple participants 4/5
The app works wonderfully with one annoying flaw.
On the iPhone when a cellular call comes in when in a Skype call the Skype call is put on hold. The Skype call should go on hold only if the cellular call is taken.
It is also unclear how to resume the Skype call on hold since the green resume call button does nothing. I had to disconnect the Skype call and rejoin. On a busy iPhone this can make Skype meetings unbearable.
This scenarios also happens if voice to text is somehow invoked.
Either make the resume actually work making it obvious how to take the call off of hold or do not interrupt the Skype call on an unanswered cell call. Both would be best.
Please fix 2/5
Calls are extremely laggy, even when each person has good internet connection. Once I enter a call the app laggs increasingly, i cannot switch back to text without the possibility of it freezing. The additional features during callsalso are inconvenient, as I cannot easily exit them. Also, Whenever I try to look back at text conversations, I find chunks of it are gone. This is very frustrating.
How to take call off hold? 4/5
Cannot find a way to take the call off. Doesn’t work.
I love it 5/5
By Trace Rahm
I’m 16 and before remembering my Skype information I would you google hangouts to video chat with my girlfriend (who doesn’t have a phone). Well the biggest issue was google hangouts doesn’t do well with cross platform calls. After I remembered my Skype info I convinced her to make a Skype account. The video calls run so much smoother because it was designed not only for computers but a very well designed app so I can run a smooth cross platform call. 10/10 would recommend over FaceTime and Google Hangouts.
By Minecraft I love it
I haven’t used it for that long but for the short time I have it’s been amazing I have no problems love the app👍🏽.
It works, but the app is a mess 3/5
Skype has proven to be reliable for me when using the app, however the app is frustrating to use. You can tell there’s been a lot of thought put into making a beautiful app, which would be fine if it weren’t so unintuitive to use. Every time I use it I feel like I need to relearn something. I’d gladly use something less aesthetically pleasing in exchange for intuitive operation.
Best at what it does 4/5
Doesn’t beat FaceTime but the world doesn’t use that exclusively. In all other cases, Skype has served me well for both personal and professional use.
Please, Please, Please! 1/5
By Just the Fax 3737
For the love of Trump, please allow links to open in proper Safari, not the crippled wrapper. Even if you have to use the right click menu to do so. The wrapper version doesn’t work properly with HTML5 sites.
On Hold for Video 2/5
By Deathbat Child
I use Skype to talk to my friends and when you talk to friends you tend to browse the internet.. it’s really annoying that Skype now puts calls on hold if you open anything with sound. Videos, games, whatever. Maybe I want to talk and watch a video. And half the time the resume function doesn’t work. This is such a stupid feature.
IF YOU DONT STOP THIS NONSENSE 1/5
Bro I just trying to stay in the call and it keep on hanging up fo no dam reason. If you don’t stop Ima switch to hangouts
Big fan of Skype. The only suggestion/critic is better control of the media stored in memory under Skype. After long usage it starts occupying a lot of space, but it is very difficult to go through messages and delete videos & photos you do not need.
It is garbage 1/5
SKYPE FUNCIÓNA PERO SU INTERFASE DE USUARIO MUY MAL 1/5
La interfase de usuario (ultima versión instalada) es muy mala. Imposible entender muchas de sus funciones (IOS ). Es casi imposible entender cómo se graba un contacto. La aplicación demora en responder a pesar que tengo un IPhone X
En general no es amigable y deja mucho que desear. Deben rediseñarla por completo.
Funciona bien al momento de marcar y el audio es muy bueno
Good old Skype, continues to be very reliable! 5/5
It doesn’t let me send messages >:(
new update 👎🏻 4/5
By Precious Moments/#!
there have always been some issues with sound and camera while using video call which is why i gave this app four stars instead of five. other than that i use it daily and it’s great. however, this new update is very annoying because i used to be able to tell easily who was texting and calling me based on their different profile colors but now i only see the color i’ve chosen for my own profile. i liked being able to see all of my friends’ different colors they’ve chosen because it made skype more fun and colorful and easier to use when texting. i hope you can resolve this issue in a future update.
My STOLEN MONEY!!! 1/5
THE skype PAYMENT SERVICE BECAME EXTREMELY IMPERFECT FOR NOW. skype CAN AFFORD EASY TO LOST YOUR MONEY. IT HAPPENS TOO OFTEN RECENT TIME!!! BE AWARE OF skype! TRY TO FIND ANOTHER SERVICE TO MAKE YOUR CALLS! IT WILL SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR SURE!!!
Skype user for years 5/5
I love Skype, helps me keep in touch with my kids. I was surprised to see the reviews. I guess most people don't understand that a high speed internet connection is recommended for video. Also a fairly good device. If you don't receive calls it doesn't means it's the application. Could be internet, hardware, or user error. Thanks Skype! I get to see my kids everyday because of you.
Stay free for the most part :) I don't mind ad's
Can’t sync with Desktop 1/5
By Uvam Viewer
Impossible to sync phone account with Desktop now that M$ forces you to use Live accounts on phone. Worthless now I have multiple accounts and nobody can find me.
Absolutely the worst UX ever! 1/5
I only write ratings for apps that are amazing or amazingly bad. Unfortunately this review is for the later reason.
Congratulations Skype team, you created the most counter intuitive, convoluted iPhone application and I think you should get The Worst App Ever award. It looks like you’ve put a lot of effort into making of what was once simple, clean and useful app to make it horribly confusing. I was using your app almost daily before and now I avoid it like a plague.
Great App - But Needs Improvements 3/5
This app allows me to make video calls, voice calls, direct to number voice calls, texts, etc. There is no other app that has all of these features at the moment.
However, Skype fails on the basics:
It needs text delivery and seen checks as WhatsApp has. This lack of a seemingly minor feature is actually quite frustrating.
The highlights have to go. They are not relevant to users.
Very bad user interface!!!!!! 1/5
By Max & Anna
Very bad user interface!!!!!! I can not find a lot of very basic button!
Needs improvement 3/5
Not user friendly. Difficult to find how to make a call and difficult to find your contacts.
Audio issues 3/5
Lately while I’ve been Skyping my friends, the audio will be fine when I first answer the call but after a while(it’s never the same exact amount of time) the audio cuts out and I can’t hear who I’m calling. If it’s video chat I can see them talking but hear no sound. This has happened for about two weeks now and I’ve been hoping for an update to fix it?? But it’s been going on for a while now and it’s starting to get irritating. It could be minutes and then I can’t hear anything or hours and then the audio will mess up. The image quality also could be a tad bit better! I have nothing against Skype i was just saying so that the company can improve the app, hope this helps.
Best service 5/5
I started using Skype when I went overseas in 2008. It was great for calling anyone quickly and easily without worrying about phone charges. Hen I came back to CONUS inn2015 I continue to use it for most calls as it is more convenient than my cell phone because of my large digits. I talk with my wife in Japan 1 or
2 times each day.
It just works! 5/5
I love apps that just work. Every time I need to use Skype, it works. No crashes or video/audio problems, the app does what it's supposed to do and that's what makes it great.
By IWA TULIP
They should have written a book “how to make a fairly dodgy piece of software completely useless in 23 easy releases” I mean for goodness sake - you can’t even download it from the App Store without a lot of luck and when it starts OMG what a mess. Lots of intrusive little widgets getting in your way and out of control. I just want the old version back which seems impossible so goodbye Skype.
It’s amazing 5/5
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Good and useful app 5/5
Hopefully it doesn’t require a payment :)
Skype is part of my daily life 5/5
I rely on Skype everyday to be able to chat with my girlfriend thousands of miles away. I think about the fact daily that without something like this, our relationship would be so much harder. It works reliably, and the calls are surprisingly clear nowadays. Disclaimer: I'm a Microsoft employee.
F...Cortana and Windows 10 crap 1/5
Why u added forcefully that f crap named Cortana? Give user option have it or delete it...as of now i will delete skype and let me know when u got rid of Cortana...losers