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What a shame...

Negative Comment by karlblass
about Skype Feb 2017

... that people only go for convenience. It's understandable but still sad. People will learn that their privacy needs to be protected but it will take time obviously.


good video calling app

Positive Comment by charliezo
about Skype Dec 2016

everyone in my family and friends use skype. its gives a good connectivity, acceptable quality, and it is easy to find people. We can also chat in skype with those cool stcikers and GIFs


not so good

Comment by alanwong
about Skype and Facebook Messenger, Imo Nov 2016

Video calling from Skype consumes A LOT of data compared to Imo or facebook Messenger, and the video quality is also not so convincing seeing the data usage. also, it is a very large application


Skype sucks!

Negative Comment by eldarheide
about Skype and Discord Nov 2016

Skype is horribly bad... It is slow and laggy, the mobile app is horrible, and takes up a lot of space. I uninstalled it from my pc, just to find out the uninstaller had left over 150 MB of Skype trash! The only benefit with Skype is that many people use it... Let's change that, let's switch to Discord! Discord is like a 100 times better, and it's still in beta!


No more Skype and MS stuff

Negative Comment by linuxien
about Skype Nov 2016

I dont want to send my private information to MS servers. Its none of their business.

Telegram, Wire and other open sources should be more used. MS Marketing destroyed Skype philosophy, but its not surprising. They are escaping paying taxes with their own country, the Usa, with Europe (Luxembourg, Ireland), through Bermudas Islands, so there is nothing to expect from them.
Hopefully D.Trump will understand that and make them pay taxes where they make profit.


no 1 Helpful

Comment by marycosme4
about Skype Aug 2016

i think skype was left behind, hangout and facetime are now much better and work faster.


not the best

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Skype Aug 2016

there are better apps for videochat and contacting someone from other country... i think skype needs to improve several things... Hangout or facetime works much better that skype.


not for me

Negative Comment by cesarmoreno11234
about Skype and Hangouts Jul 2016

i prefer using hangout, it works better for me, skype takes way to long to load and it barely works.


skype x...

Comment by dudu_brz
about Skype May 2016

I don't know if my question is for this moment.
I can send email hotmail to yahoo, gmail, etc And I get email from them and others.
Why I can't talk with friends don't use the messenger I use?
If I'm using Telegram I cant' exchange messages wiht someone using Viber.
Why not?


don't like it

Comment by sebastiandowny
about Skype May 2016

i don't really like it anymore, i think it is too slow.



Positive Comment by Kudrart_use
about Skype May 2016

It is a good helper in the work . When there is no time to go away from the workplace, you can use Skype and solve all the problems and calls directly during operation.


I like it!

Positive Comment by Plarium90
about Skype Apr 2016

One of the best instant messengers in the world. No complete analogy .


Unique program

Positive Comment by prettykittybi
about Skype Apr 2016

Now there are a lot of Skypes' analogs, but to call to any country and not be tied to a phone number only Skype can.


Maybe time to forget Skype, and use another application 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Jan_de_Haas
about Skype Apr 2016

Since Skype is acquired by Microsoft, it has a lot of crap and unstable. Except of that, it's not reliable and not trustfully for daily use.
Microsoft has made Skype far below standard

In my opinion is Microsoft stealing technologies of others, and use that to generate only more money, and not take into account, that the program is very well functional. It was better that "Skype SRL" never was sold to Microsoft. Microsoft have also some nice features removed, that was total useless.