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.
    Eugene Mikhaylov likes this.
    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.
    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
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    Anyone else using Skype as default messenger app? Would love to hear your input.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    04-29-2017 03:04 PM
  14. jasqid's Avatar
    I just turned it back on today. while it looks better than it did 5mos ago, first thing I noticed on the creators update is that it doesn't show in the sharing list of apps.
    05-08-2017 10:05 PM
  15. PerfectReign's Avatar
    I've been switching back and forth. It still isn't ready for prime time. Too slow to load and occasionally crashes...

    https://aka.ms/B8dxr1

    ....live tile doesn't show latest message...

    https://aka.ms/Igjwbq

    ...time is to the minute so messages can be out of order...

    https://aka.ms/Ctba77



    Sent from mTalk
    05-08-2017 11:10 PM
  16. Drael646464's Avatar
    Shame this can't make texts yet:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=_wb3t3oP

    But it can make phone calls.
    05-09-2017 01:50 AM
  17. elvard's Avatar
    Buggy to put it lightly. Tells me there was a problem and "retry" sending text - text actually went through. Live tile shows that I received a text - I open skype NO text. I get a notification that I received a text - I open skype - NO text. Texts are supposed to sync between devices - let me pause here for laughter. Why on earth MS can't figure this out is beyond me - how long has it been since they bought skype?
    05-25-2017 06:01 AM
  18. Timbre70's Avatar
    Takes five minutes to login.😅
    05-25-2017 06:24 AM
  19. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    I'm giving SMS via Skype another try on my 1520. We'll see.
    07-02-2017 12:02 AM
  20. celticmagick's Avatar
    I've been using the Skype app for SMS (as an all in one solution) and find it rather annoying. It is slow to load, you can't send a true MMS (the picture and text are sent as separate messages, for example), still no transparent tile for mobile even though they said it was coming in an update soon, among other little UI and function annoyances.

    My question for the OP and others in this thread,

    I'm thinking of going back to the Messaging app but want to have the option to reply to texts if I'm on my PC. Is it correct that Cortana still allows this to happen? I found an older article stating this but was wondering if things have since changed.

    Thanks!
    07-06-2017 08:04 AM
  21. Byrese's Avatar
    I've been using the Skype app for SMS (as an all in one solution) and find it rather annoying. It is slow to load, you can't send a true MMS (the picture and text are sent as separate messages, for example), still no transparent tile for mobile even though they said it was coming in an update soon, among other little UI and function annoyances.

    My question for the OP and others in this thread,

    I'm thinking of going back to the Messaging app but want to have the option to reply to texts if I'm on my PC. Is it correct that Cortana still allows this to happen? I found an older article stating this but was wondering if things have since changed.

    Thanks!
    It's funny. I just got an x3 and I could have sworn the Cortana integration worked. But I haven't noticed it since, maybe bcuz i turned on the skype integration. One option is to simply use the skype integration when you need to do work on your PC and want to get texts. Any other time switch to messenger as primary. Or you could just use skype as primary and just text from messenger when you'd like.

    Skype is ideal and it's a lot less buggy when it first came out. My only real issue is the start up lag.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    08-12-2017 01:07 AM
  22. celticmagick's Avatar
    It's funny. I just got an x3 and I could have sworn the Cortana integration worked. But I haven't noticed it since, maybe bcuz i turned on the skype integration. One option is to simply use the skype integration when you need to do work on your PC and want to get texts. Any other time switch to messenger as primary. Or you could just use skype as primary and just text from messenger when you'd like.

    Skype is ideal and it's a lot less buggy when it first came out. My only real issue is the start up lag.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    After making the switch back to the default messenger app, I have received notifications on my desktop for SMS (and the option to reply) but it hasn't been consistent. I think this has more to do with Cortana syncing properly than the feature working/not working. I'll keep a closer eye on it as time goes on.
    Byrese likes this.
    08-16-2017 03:00 PM

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