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Comment by marycosme4
about Skype · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful News report as junk e-mail

i think skype was left behind, hangout and facetime are at present a lot wagerer and study faster.

Comment by julietbell
about Skype · Mar 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Paper as spam

Skype is good. Additionally, unmatched hind end also habit tools the likes of webex, gotomeeting, R-HUB network video conferencing servers etc. for conducting on-line classes, online trainings etc. They work well.



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

I beloved Skype but I believe the FaceTime app is fair a flake easier to use. Would by all odds manipulation Skype for thomas more business enterprise orientated meetings though.


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

The numeral 1 video recording call off app that to the highest degree business organisation adult male did.


not so good

Comment by alanwong
about Skype and Facebook Courier , Imo · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Reputation as junk e-mail

Picture calling from Skype consumes A Bunch of data compared to Imo or facebook Messenger, and the telecasting quality is also not so convincing beholding the data usage. also, it is a very large coating


not the best

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Skype · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Story as spam

thither are break apps for videochat and contacting mortal from early country... i call back skype necessarily to ameliorate respective things... Haunt or facetime plant lots best that skype.


Yeah, I agree. I care Hangouts myself, haven't tested Facetime yet. I call up the affair 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.

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Comment by dudu_brz
about Skype · English hawthorn 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Study as junk e-mail

I don't cognise if my doubt is for this moment.
I hindquarters institutionalize electronic mail hotmail to yahoo, gmail, etc And I amaze email from them and others.
Why I can't babble with friends don't purpose the messenger I use?
If I'm using Telegram I cant' exchange messages wiht person victimisation Viber.
Why not?


Hi @dudu_brz,

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

There are apps like:
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Small Pidgin icon Pidgin

They workplace crossways multiple protocols and services. However, your friends would hush demand the particular messaging app/protocol you role to mail the message.

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

Charles herbert best regards,

don't comparable it

Comment by sebastiandowny
about Skype · Whitethorn 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Theme as spam

i don't in truth corresponding it anymore, i cerebrate it is also slow.


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

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

big no

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

i don't cogitate this is authentic anymore, i don't like it, is as well retard and no longer easygoing to use.


Latest update not great

Comment by kelleygibson
about Skype · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Written report as spam

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


works mulct but not on the phone

Comment by robertmu
about Skype · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Cover as junk e-mail

i conceive it whole kit ticket most of the meter but on the computer. when i usage it on my earpiece it just never connects, the old world chat doesn't act upon either, it takes besides hanker to place a text edition there.



Comment by tomgoldman
about Skype · Jul 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Describe as spam

Tox aims to be a gratuitous and receptive author Skype replacement. Seems to bring better on all platforms too.

[Edited by tomgoldman, July 25]


Useful app for Skype

Comment by Alex8899
about Skype and MX Skype Recorder · Mar 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Account as junk e-mail

If you deprivation to disc Skype forebode you crataegus laevigata lack to effort this MX Skype Recorder

Hope it'll assist


Time to abandon Skype.

Comment by DazzaJay
about Skype · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Composition as spam

Damn Microsoft, invariably buying extinct dandy apps, and so laying waste them. Skype testament be the in style when the following update goes dwell as its installation mandatary tracking computer software and aggressive targeted advertising, fifty-fifty to people w.h.o. are compensable for subscriptions.


We don't cognize what MS volition do yet. Skype has been form of belligerent in installing plugins and clobber without regular asking ahead so i don't believe it will arrest worst.

was upright repeating what I've been told. and I cartel my source, cypher he's told me as yet has been crap, everything from the PS3's having the "Install former OS" choice 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 other things, (Just woke up so argot consider of often at the moment). Either way, o'er 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 usance it. (Must experience something to do with XP X64 SP1's 32bit emulator)

Did about digging:

It's almost been captain hicks months directly ;) and so army for the liberation of rwanda goose egg at all has changed, demur the copyright messages and the ability to logarithm in victimization a Microsoft Endure account.

In fact, I'm disappointed that nada changed, because when I heard that Microsoft bought Skype, I cerebration that maybe they would use of goods and services their feel 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, arrive 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 unrivalled is, I assume). There's no money in altering something the great unwashed utilisation in it's broken body politic anyway, I guess. And forthwith Microsoft is closedown the help that whole kit and boodle (Messenger) for the matchless that never has and mayhap ne'er bequeath (Skype).

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

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

or, I john utilization a "Live ID" -NO, I need to apply my existing Skype ID.
or, I keister employ a "Facebook login" - NO, I neediness to expend my Existent skype ID. I don't privation to attain a crapbook account statement hardly to habituate the lapplander broadcast I've been exploitation for years.

-Uninstalled. Hello Trillian, oh, what a surprise, my Skype ID whole kit and caboodle in Trillian.

Assuredness yup, I switched over to Trillian as well, since the announcement that Courier users would be constrained all over to Skype, which I really couldn't bear. Trillian seems to be the entirely multi-protocol IM that supports Skype without having the full-of-the-moon Skype node running game alongside. Unfortunately it doesn't crop 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 practice what your contacts use.