It is significantly slower than the previous versions (before the full rebuild update). You don't always get the notifications for new messages, unless you open the application, and even then you have to wait for it to load all the "cool" animation and graphics. Need to be rebuilt again, but this time correctly. Edit: after the update you get some of the notifications. It is still slow thoough when you try to open the notification and reply
things yet to improve.... 1. again impossible to share files... 2. an option to remove message for myself and the other side like it is possible on Viber or whatsapp.... 3. status indicator on message when it has been received and when it is read... 4. encryption option for chat and calls unless it is all encrypted by default.... 5. faster start-up speed and less animations for a sleek experience.... Also for some reason the version on GooglePlay store has not been updated since May 2017. Please fix it.
Edit: Works well and voice clarity has improved. Should have a pact with Oman to enable Skype on at least WiFi. After some time of inactivity, the app silently exits with the logout sound. It is so annoying to find myself logged out. Later, when I start the app, it asks for password again. Very irritating. Please fix this bug.
I'm not sure if I like this super charged version. Like overkill... WhatsApp, FB messenger, Twitter. Well I kind of enjoy those things separately. I still love Skype, like the new bright colors, group calling. But followers and voice recordings and instapics...some new features just feel oddly too familiar...I loved the more basic reliable version
I loved the old version more. I'm still getting used to the feel of this update, but I'm concerned with the notification aspect. When talking to my friends constantly I see that they have messaged me. My notifications are one, but I've missed several important messages because I didn't get an alert. My desktop does a better job alerting me than my handheld android device. An apple user and I have experienced the same issue.
Was ok so far... Since the UI Update its a total waste of all.. Slow, lots of bugs and instability, no more search in chat history and imo ugly. Allow the old app to work again! Since about 2 weeks now the app does not get ANY Push notifications. (tested wit 8 people on various phone models) you need to have the app open, to get msgs. Which can take up to 30sec to load (even sgs7 or lg v10)
We're listening to your feedback and working hard to improve Skype. Here's what's new:
- Manage multiple Skype calls.
- General performance and reliability improvements.