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4 stars out of 5
· 2/6/2016
Microsoft should be more clear, but this is really good

Microsoft decided to consolidate the Metro (app) version and desktop version into single solution. There are a lot of technical reasons for this, but basically it comes down to the original Skype architecture and design not being suitable for having multiple solutions on one machine. Because Skype is often used in business, users often had both the app and the desktop program installed, which caused conflicts. Because the desktop version was (much) more popular and had more features, the app was discontinued. Microsoft should have explained this better, but having used both programs and seen the conflicts between them, they made the right decision by going with the desktop solution.

1 stars out of 5
· 2/7/2016

I don't understand why Microsoft can't even run it's own app, not only does it crash all the time, but randomly notifications will stop, you won't be able to send pictures and I won't even start with the abysmal facetime feature, which, by the way is a bit useless when windows phones don't have front facing cameras, this makes facetiming extremely difficult.

3 stars out of 5
· 2/8/2016
Closing the app needs work

This app comes in handy a lot. You can text AND video chat! The only downside is that it won't close on your home screen. I tried exiting the app and the only options it gave me were to say if I was busy, online, invisible, etc...

2 stars out of 5
· 2/9/2016
Live tile isn't working

The app works good as a video/audio-only caller.. But still has bugs and usability issues. Live tile keeps showing a notification that doesn't exist and the app itself doesn't allow me to do much.

2 stars out of 5
· 2/2/2016

App interface is decent. Easy to use. Performance is poor. App locks up and crashes often. Sometimes only audio works. Needs some major work.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/31/2016

This app would be really great if it allowed me to view and send pictures or videos on it, but instead it leads me to the web version, which defeats THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE APP :) . Group chats and stuff work pretty fine tho I guess, so it deserves 2 rather than 1 star

5 stars out of 5
· 1/31/2016

I hope I'm not the only one who is aggravated with the new Skype desktop app I really miss this app. For me it is way easier to use and had a better design

1 stars out of 5
· 1/28/2016
Looking for mobile app.

I got a link to download the Windows version of Skype. Great job. Real useful, Microsoft.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/18/2016

Constantly crashes. It crashes more when I'm in a call when I'm trying to get to several conversations. Now I'm having trouble when I'm getting messages. I'll see it in the preview and 80% of the time it doesn't show up and I have to close and reopen the app 1-2times and 20% of the time it works, I would have to open a new chat I already check and go back to the other chat I got the message in just so I can see what was said. Works 97% of the ti.e. Also, make an option when you hold dow on a contact to JUST delete them and not just strictly block them. I don't want to block people, just remove them off my friends list.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/21/2016

Great. You update it for other platforms, but now on yours. Way to go guys. I can't even make a group call ( not video ). The app is slow, notifications barely work.

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Changes in Skype for Windows Phone v2.31.0.9 * New emoticons * General fixes

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