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The forced update to the UWP version of Skype is a showstopper. People are leaving this service in droves. For years at work, we've relied on Skype as a primary means of communication and within the space of months, Microsoft have been solely responsible for driving away it's own user base.

We now use Slack, but there are now many options that are more viable than this new busted Skype.

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I don't know what happened with this app.
From the version 8 it is completely unusable for me, I don't see any new feature and on the contrary I can't perform some basic/fundamental operations that I was used to do with the previous version.
I hope to find soon a valid alternative.

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I completely agree. I share the same thoughts and it seems the common senses for everyone. I just hope MS fixes it or just leave it on the old release.

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Skype is self-destructing. Constant forced updates that don't improve anything, they just make it harder to find what settings they have screwed up. My CEO has tasked me with finding an alternative for company-wide use. Then it will be "Goodbye Skype".

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Skype was pretty terrible from the start, but it has been completely devastated through recent updates. The UWP version of the client was (like almost every UWP app) an entirely unusable, feature-free toy that wasn't useful for anything, but at least we could use the legacy desktop version. Now my Windows 7 client was updated to a similarly horrible version that won't let me do any of the things I used to do in Skype anymore.

It's one of those mind-bogglingly bloated Electron applications, which means you'll get a 180 MB monstrosity of a JS framework and browser, for functionality that used to fit into 3 MB. Of course that also means that its UI is built with web technologies, which means it's a disgrace to even call it a desktop app – it's not anymore. It's as numbingly slow and high-latency as you would expect a web app to be. Don't even get me started on memory consumption. 400 MB in idle without any windows open? You bet. Damned be the day that web developers began to be able/allowed to develop for Desktop, because they don't have a freaking clue what they're doing.

Of course, the best part is that it's a complete re-write, with an estimated 95% of the features that the previous Skype clients had simply gone without replacement. Contact groups? Gone. Chat search? Gone. Configuration options? Gone. Now it's just another flashy-looking but useless toy that doesn't cater to anyone's needs anymore, with the only distinguishing feature being that some old contacts of yours might still be using it. Ditch it, the sooner the better.

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This used to be the benchmark for Video Chat and Internet Phone software, then it was aquired by Microsoft.

The PC version of Skype was still good for a time but then Microsoft decided to kill it and replace it for the mobile phone "app" even for PC users.

Even though Microsoft adventures into the mobile phone business died around 2014 for some reason they are still trying to convert Windows into an Android / Mobile Phone style OS including their Windows programs.

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Skype used to be the go-to for video chats, but as soon as it was acquired by Microsoft, as with almost everything else they've acquired, it tanked in functionality. Now I actively avoid it (as with every other Microsoft product). When there are much better, free and open source alternatives that are infinitely more reliable (ie. Ring), why would I choose Skype?

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Maybe time to forget Skype, and use another application

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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.

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Since Microsoft, as expected, this app is not longer reliable

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Since Skype was purchased by Microsoft, happened what all we could expect. Stopped being a reliable application. The mobile versions of skype simply crash and don't work.

Forget getting incoming ring calls on your mobile device, of successfully make outgoing calls from mobile .... it's a real traumatic process to make this crop to work.

I recommend (for video and audio) hangouts, witch works fine.

Problem as always is privacy ..... but well, Google already knows it all about us. Emails, calls, where we go, our agenda ...

Cheers !

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Awful and getting worse since Microsoft acquired the app. Bloated, clunky, consumes far too much resource, constant connectivity issues when using IM (I think something to do with the stupid multiple Microsoft IP blacklists). All in all, just one massive headache using Skype for business use.

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Unfortunately I feel like Skype is going out of style. FaceTime and other such apps are gradually replacing it and are just overall easier to use. Skype needs some serious upgrading if it wants to survive!

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I have been an avid user of skype. I have been however running into issues with its latest releases. Either message are not coming in sync, slower, crashes more often....
I am currently using their oldest releases which seem to work great,

I hope they fix their latest "editions" so we can use it right.

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discord is better alternative and its free !

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Skype had its problems before Microsoft bought it. Microsoft has made these exponentially worse. For just one example, take MS' recent decision -- without telling its paying customers -- to eliminate personalized outgoing voicemail messages. Now, When if you can't get me at my Skype In number -- a number I present to the world as my business line -- you get the idiotic, generic Skype greeting. Did Microsoft give me a discount for eliminating a service I thought I'd paid for? Nope. So I forwarded all missed calls to my Google Voice number, for which I pay nothing but which lets me record a personalized outgoing message. The result? One step closer to leaving Skype, and Microsoft, altogether. Certainly a lost revenue opportunity for Skype/Microsoft. A sane company would have told its subscribers, "We can't afford to provide voicemail at the current rate, so if you want it, this is what the price will be at X time." Apparently that didn't occur to Microsoft. The company is run by imbeciles. I can't wait until it's driven into bankruptcy.

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I like it!

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

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