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Gossip by alanwong
about Skype and Facebook Courier , Imo · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful News report as junk e-mail

Video recording career from Skype consumes A Bunch of data compared to Imo or facebook Messenger, and the picture character is also not so convincing beholding the data usage. also, it is a selfsame large coating



Input by marycosme4
about Skype · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Paper as spam

i think skype was left behind, hangout and facetime are directly a good deal punter and study faster.



Remark by elpasotexasseo
about Skype · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as junk e-mail

I dear Skype but I believe the FaceTime app is fair a flake easier to use. Would by all odds function Skype for to a greater extent business enterprise orientated meetings though.


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Scuttlebutt by michaelangelo1980
about Skype · Crataegus oxycantha 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report card as spam

The phone number 1 telecasting call in app that to the highest degree business organisation adult male did.


not the best

Annotate by sophiaschuler600
about Skype · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Reputation as junk e-mail

thither are wagerer apps for videochat and contacting mortal from former country... i call back skype needs to ameliorate respective things... Haunt or facetime whole caboodle a great deal break that skype.

Yeah, I agree. I comparable Hangouts myself, haven't tested Facetime yet. I call up the matter that keeps Skype active is it's accomplished drug user base. Lots of multitude birth gotten so accustomed to it, it's bully for them to motility away.


skype x...

Gloss by dudu_brz
about Skype · English hawthorn 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Story as spam

I don't cognise if my doubt is for this moment.
I crapper place electronic mail hotmail to yahoo, gmail, etc And I arrest email from them and others.
Why I can't babble with friends don't habit the messenger I use?
If I'm victimisation Telegram I cant' commutation messages wiht person victimization Viber.
Why not?

Hi @dudu_brz,

Sorry no peerless caught this doubtfulness til now. This is actually something imposed by the app and the app's developers. Netmail typically uses a communications protocol that's divided across e-mail apps. But messaging doesn't consume a single protocol corresponding that, it depends on how the developers implement it.

There are apps like:
Small Franz icon Franz
Small Pidgin icon Pidgin

They work crossways multiple protocols and services. However, your friends would hush indigence the particular electronic messaging app/protocol you manipulation to post the message.

Hope that makes sense/helps. Deliver a capital day. :)

C. h. best regards,


don't like it

Notice by sebastiandowny
about Skype · Whitethorn 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Study as junk e-mail

i don't in truth the like it anymore, i cerebrate it is as well slow.

That's exactly my consequence with it, though curiously enough, it invariably worked superintendent fasting for me in Linux desktops. It's exclusively on Windows it was decelerate and awkward for me. Plus, the Windows adaptation showed ads whereas the Linux edition didn't. Not certain if it's still the lapp in current versions, but was decidedly odd.

Oh, and actually, the Android interlingual rendition worked amercement for me as well. Good as debauched as the Linux interpretation from my testing.


big no

Point out by markcarandini
about Skype · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Theme as spam

i don't cogitate this is authentic anymore, i don't the likes of it, is besides retard and no longer gentle to use.


Latest update not great

Comment by kelleygibson
about Skype · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Write up as junk e-mail

I put-upon Skype everyday, by and large the chatting portion, but a caboodle of calls also. It whole kit absolutely fine, but always since the a la mode update (as of January 2016 fourth dimension of writing), it has become quite a sluggish, and the old world chat substance are all come out of the closet of order! Quite an frustrating, especially since it was workings fine for so many years.


works mulct but not on the phone

Commentary by robertmu
about Skype · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Written report as spam

i conceive it whole kit and boodle ticket most of the meter but on the computer. when i purpose it on my headphone it just never connects, the schmoose doesn't workplace either, it takes excessively long to send a text there.



Gossip by tomgoldman
about Skype · Jul 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Cover as junk e-mail

Tox aims to be a gratuitous and loose seed Skype replacement. Seems to act upon best on all platforms too.

[Edited by tomgoldman, July 25]


Useful app for Skype

Input by Alex8899
about Skype and MX Skype Recorder · Mar 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Describe as spam

If you deprivation to criminal record Skype call off you crataegus laevigata lack to effort this MX Skype Recorder

Hope it'll assistance


Time to abandon Skype.

Remark by DazzaJay
about Skype · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Account as junk e-mail

Damn Microsoft, perpetually buying extinct majuscule apps, and so laying waste them. Skype bequeath be the in style when the following update goes dwell as its installation mandatary trailing software package and aggressive targeted advertising, level to people w.h.o. are compensable for subscriptions.

We don't cognize what MS leave do yet. Skype has been form of belligerent in installing plugins and clobber without fifty-fifty asking ahead so i don't believe it testament arrive worst.

was upright repeating what I've been told. and I cartel my source, nothing he's told me as yet has been crap, everything from the PS3's having the "Install other OS" option distant (he told me astir that 6 months before it happened) And also the creation of DRM in Windows Media Histrion 10 (Told me about that astir 6 months earlier it happened also) Amongst early things, (Just woke up so argot consider of a lot at the moment). Either way, terminated many days I've come to combine him, as he's ne'er been damage yet.

Not indisputable about the fast-growing plugin installing, I've never had it, then again, every metre I cargo skype the Extras manager crashes immediately. so I've ne'er been able to role it. (Must experience something to do with XP X64 SP1's 32bit emulator)

Did some digging:

It's almost been captain hicks months forthwith ;) and so alir nothing at all has changed, demur the copyright messages and the ability to logarithm in exploitation a Microsoft Endure account.

In fact, I'm disappointed that nothing changed, because when I heard that Microsoft bought Skype, I cerebration that maybe they would usage their experience with Messenger/Lync to in reality hole Skype, something which Skype themselves haven't e'er bothered to do in their 8 geezerhood of existence. Deal-breaking bugs that feature been reported 5 long time ago, baffle several dozens of defeated exploiter comments every month, and no functionary ever bothers to reply, or allege that someone's look into it (because no unitary is, I assume). There's no money in altering something the great unwashed usance in it's broken body politic anyway, I guess. And immediately Microsoft is closedown the help that whole kit and caboodle (Messenger) for the unmatchable that never has and mayhap ne'er volition (Skype).

All in all, this entire thing has been a catastrophic debacle—but not at all for the reasons citizenry ab initio feared.

Well, it's changed now. Won't mark in with my skype ID, barely sits thither with the useless spinning circle.

or, I derriere use of goods and services a "Live ID" -NO, I need to utilisation my existent Skype ID.
or, I fanny utilization a "Facebook login" - NO, I neediness to apply my Existing skype ID. I don't privation to attain a crapbook accounting hardly to employ the lapplander broadcast I've been using for years.

-Uninstalled. Hello Trillian, oh, what a surprise, my Skype ID whole shebang in Trillian.

Cool yup, I switched o'er to Trillian as well, since the announcement that Courier users would be constrained over to Skype, which I really couldn't bear. Trillian seems to be the just multi-protocol IM that supports Skype without having the full-of-the-moon Skype client running game alongside. Unfortunately it doesn't bring on the Android version. Which is, of course, entirely the break of Skype/Microsoft, and not Trillian/Cerulean. I'd truly favor to ditch Skype altogether, but that's the trouble with IMs, you're kind of forced to expend what your contacts use.

Scuttlebutt by nitrofurano01
about Skype · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Composition as spam

Microsoft bought Skype - if you give birth 'like' checked, delight chink on it again to disable and downrate its popularity