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  1. faalil's Avatar


    Microsoft today announced the redesign for Skype for iPhone. It has all the visual finish that iOS users expect, smooth animations and even a few features that arent just new for this version, but new to Skype altogether.

    Microsoft said that Skype 5.0 for iPhone shares a consistent look and feel with the Windows Phone and Android apps, while still optimizing for iOSs unique strengths.

    Faster: Youll notice the effort weve put into this overhaul as soon as you launch Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The new version is over 5 times faster than the old version.
    Smoother: As you swipe from conversations through to your favorites and then back to your contacts lists, youll notice how smooth scrolling and transitioning from screen to screen is with delightful little pops and animations punctuating them. All without degrading the performance and battery improvements we worked so hard to achieve.
    More Integrated: Now, iPhone users can start group chats from the hub. And when you send messages or photos, it doesnt matter if the recipient is offline. Everyone will see your message as soon as they are available again.
    Smarter: We know our users are using Skype on multiple devices, and we want to make sure your Skype notifications keep pace with your conversations, no matter where they happen. Now, as you read your messages on your PC, tablet, Xbox and so on, those conversations will be marked as read (or unread if new messages come in) on your iPhone too.
    06-09-2014 12:29 PM
  2. dgr_874's Avatar
    Only when every other OS has it updated first...
    06-09-2014 03:21 PM
  3. lamblumo's Avatar
    And this is why people hate windows phone. And I started to hate. All apps are there (almost) but of very low quality less functionality as compared with ios and android..
    HAMEDACC, dgr_874 and vish2801 like this.
    06-09-2014 03:29 PM
  4. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Skype is owned by MS, right? Have they forgotten their own ecosystem? Kinda strange to me!!!
    06-09-2014 03:37 PM
  5. HAMEDACC's Avatar
    WP Users,Third-class OS Citizens
    phing77 likes this.
    06-09-2014 03:42 PM
  6. Mr osi's Avatar
    Sad indeed, time to spam belfiore and get this rectified.
    anon(5969054) likes this.
    06-09-2014 03:51 PM
  7. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    Skype sucks so much on wp
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-09-2014 04:20 PM
  8. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    And even on ios cos messages still have no time stamps wtf
    06-09-2014 04:21 PM
  9. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Now iPhone users have iMessage AND Skype...and we have .nothing. Hmmm

    Sent from my Clover Trail+ Machine.
    06-09-2014 11:48 PM
  10. Lackooo's Avatar
    Skype is BS on phones, and the Windows 8 metro app is sucks also. Am not able to manage my contacts, can't set my online status to busy, or away (just visible/invisible), no timestamps, no further options, can't send a picture, even a file. I can't even see my full contact list, when I first saw just did say "WTF is sh*t" or something like that. Really MS, WTF IS THIS SH*T?? You've killed MSN, what was MUUUCH better, then now you'll kill the old "desktop" skype, what not as good like msn, but usable. I say again, THIS IS SH*T!
    Last edited by Lackooo; 06-11-2014 at 11:52 AM.
    06-11-2014 05:10 AM
  11. HAMEDACC's Avatar
    Joe have said something about Skype recent incoming update
    Let's hope it works
    06-11-2014 06:52 AM
  12. afgzee's Avatar
    What a joke Microsoft are
    06-11-2014 11:05 AM
  13. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    I am just without words for Skype. They are certainly one of the worst teams at Microsoft. In 2014 it still hugely sucks. Even MSN in 2006 was better. They seem to work on 'big' things like real time translation, and talk big about it, buy they forget to get the basic functionality right. It is completely hilarious. The user interface is a mess, messages have no time stamps, it is slow, lacks many more functions, and above all: calling to a landline phone number barely works. If you are lucky you can exchange a few words, but mostly you can't hear each other.
    06-15-2014 04:23 AM
  14. btbam91's Avatar
    Guys, there is really no reason to get worked up. Joe Belifiore confirmed a Skype update is coming. My best guess is that it will launch when WP 8.1 launches.
    06-15-2014 12:43 PM
  15. phing77's Avatar
    Guys, there is really no reason to get worked up. Joe Belifiore confirmed a Skype update is coming. My best guess is that it will launch when WP 8.1 launches.
    The thing is we will always be the last to get updated. That's sad 😢
    06-15-2014 01:09 PM
  16. colinkiama's Avatar
    I have a feeling that Microsoft have a few tricks up their sleeve. Have you ever heard the phrase 'save the best for last'
    06-15-2014 01:29 PM
  17. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    I have a feeling that Microsoft have a few tricks up their sleeve. Have you ever heard the phrase 'save the best for last'
    what best and what tricks?
    06-16-2014 09:24 AM

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