Microsoft is slowly reverting Skype back to usefulness

Subject: General Tech | September 4, 2018 - 01:46 PM |
Tagged: skype, microsoft

Microsoft seem to have actually listened to some of the feedback they have been receiving from users of the new Skype.  Two of the new features, Highlights and Capture will be discontinued as it seems no one wanted to use them instead of continuing with WhatsApp or SnapChat.  The interface will remain a compromise between the clown vomit version released earlier this year and the simple interface many new and loved.  As well, the newest versions of Skype, barring the Skype UWP app on Windows 10, will now natively support call recording which is something we have not been able to do since Microsoft killed support for third party applications.  The staff at The Inquirer are still not planning on switching back yet however.

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"Here's the thing. Skype hasn't "just worked" for a long time and people will take some convincing that there's been much of a change. INQ abandoned Skype some time ago for office use because it was so appallingly unreliable."

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Source: The Inquirer

September 4, 2018 | 02:02 PM - Posted by Gunbuster

I wonder if they will include the asinine Skype 4 biz "feature" where the recording manager will only appear and process a recording if you plug in AC power on your laptop?

September 4, 2018 | 03:00 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I'd never noticed that ... I will have to test that on my work machine.

September 4, 2018 | 03:19 PM - Posted by FromUsefulToFetidPoopTheHallmarkOfTheRedmondTouch (not verified)

"Skype back to usefullness", Skype was dead the femtosecond that Redmond's undead hand touched it! It's time to flush that Lifeless Guppy and move on!

September 4, 2018 | 11:54 PM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

I stopped using skype because it was just so awful quite a while ago. I've moved on and I doubt MS will do what it takes to get me to use it again.

September 5, 2018 | 12:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous1 (not verified)

Yup. I gave up when they modified the Android version to a point that it became unusable. Oh, well, companies these days do not like to simply keep things working, they have to find a way to break them.

September 8, 2018 | 02:12 PM - Posted by Gunbuster

You cant justify your job if you leave something alone...

September 6, 2018 | 12:10 AM - Posted by Anonymous1 (not verified)

Blame Peter Skillman, who is the director of Skype design, on Twitter. Send your complaints to Peter Skillman on Twitter to fix version 8 of Skype for Desktop on Windows.

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