1. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    So I have 950 running .693, Surface Pro 4 running. 693. Thinking of switching to Skype for integrated messaging. I like the idea of one app and receiving txt on PC. But, when I tried this before it was buggy.

    Looking for current opinion. Is Skype as a single app replacement for the Messaging app stable for daily use?

    Feedback is appreciated.
    02-19-2017 07:43 PM
  2. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    No, IMO. Too tired for in depth feedback, but it's just not ready. Doesn't restore all texts, can't receive contact info attachment, can't switch to video call from phone app. Inconsistent notification sounds. Buggy interface(typing doesn't show). Etc etc
    02-20-2017 11:11 PM
  3. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Excellent thanks for the info. I will hold off. BTW, have you tried the latest Skype or is this based on previous builds?
    02-20-2017 11:23 PM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    You can still use the regular text app as well as the skype app. All information still goes the the regular text app
    Mike G likes this.
    02-22-2017 12:02 AM
  5. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Sorry what do mean I can use both? I thought in order to make this work you had to change the default app?
    02-22-2017 12:40 AM
  6. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    it just changes what app tells you there is a text. the native app is still there and will even show the live tile notification. you can use both is the gist.
    Mike G and aximtreo like this.
    02-22-2017 09:00 PM
  7. RealtorTechGuy's Avatar
    Thanks.
    02-24-2017 10:45 PM
  8. missionsparta's Avatar
    No gif support, crap group, laggy response time, etc. Skype has sucked since they tore tore it out of the messaging app.
    03-09-2017 11:23 AM
  9. etphoto's Avatar
    I've been using Skype for a few months now and like it. I love sitting on my Surface sending and receiving text messages. Are there bugs, yeah, a few, but way less than there were at the end of 2016 and they are bugs I am willing to live with.

    The one thing I don't like about it though, if I am out and texting with friends people at my house can read whats going on.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    03-09-2017 11:38 AM
  10. missionsparta's Avatar
    Originally posted by etphoto
    I've been using Skype for a few months now and like it. I love sitting on my Surface sending and receiving text messages. Are there bugs, yeah, a few, but way less than there were at the end of 2016 and they are bugs I am willing to live with.

    The one thing I don't like about it though, if I am out and texting with friends people at my house can read whats going on.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    Texting is fine for Skype to Skype, but I dont believe you can send to SMS anymore like you could before they splinter ir from the messaging app. Please correct me if im wrong.
    03-09-2017 01:20 PM
  11. beman39's Avatar
    skype is crap period... it used to work good but now it sucks... its unusable on my phones and always has been...
    03-09-2017 02:01 PM
  12. Mark F24's Avatar
    Texting is fine for Skype to Skype, but I dont believe you can send to SMS anymore like you could before they splinter ir from the messaging app. Please correct me if im wrong.
    I am on 950 DS fast ring 15205.0. I noticed a couple builds back Skype looked different. I have been using it as default, the only thing I have noticed is Cortana will read incoming texts and reply normally, resuming any audio I was listening to doesn't always resume.

    Skype version # 11.13.133.0
    04-20-2017 04:43 PM

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