Popular VOIP service Skype, has been having its ups and downs lately.
Recently, it was reported that the app was causing messages to appear out of order.
That is, the messages were being displayed in random order, with the ones you texted being displayed above newer ones. The Skype community was flooded with complaints about the same. This led to a community moderator from Skype, acknowledging the presence of the issue, and suggesting a workaround.
He asked users to downgrade to a previous version of the app, which you can read about in the article linked below (messaging order bug). While awaiting a fix, Microsoft released a Windows Update called [...]
Last week, it was found that the Skype for Windows desktop app, had a rather annoying bug.
Instead of displaying the messages in their chronological order, the app displayed them in incorrect order, often putting the ones which you just sent above older messages.
While not every user was affected by this, one user reported the bug at the official Skype forums, and it was soon acknowledged by the VOIP service. A Skype community manager said there were many reports where users had experienced the same issue, and that it only affected Skype 188.8.131.52. And as a temporary workaround, while Microsoft was working on a fix, he suggested the user to downgrade to the [...]
Skype, the popular VOIP service, now under the Microsoft banner, seems to have a new issue affecting some users.
A month ago, Skype messed up big time, with a major outage all over the World.
Microsoft later apologised for the downtime, and even offered some free Skype credit for affected users, in a bid to compensate for the issue.
And now it appears to be earning the ire of users with a new issue present in the current version of its Windows app, Skype 7.17, which was released earlier this month, is the one in question.
The problem with the app, was reported by a user who goes by the name, Vulcan.C, at the Skype community forums. He says that he uses [...]
Skype has updated its Windows desktop app to version 7.16 today.
And the Microsoft owned VOIP service, has added in a couple of new features to the popular app.
First up is an all new sharing toolbar, which it calls the Media Toolbar, which is placed directly underneath the text box. It has five icons for sending the following:
Image File Video Message Contacts Emoticon or Moji (the video animations which Skype added a few months ago)
The Media Toolbar will automatically hide itself, when you’re typing a message, for a distraction free experience. To re-enable the toolbar, click on the paper-clip icon and choose a sharing option. The [...]