Make it look and work EXACTLY like classic Skype version 7
We hear you. We love Skype version 7 too. We’re working to build the Skype experience you’ve come to depend on for so long on today’s platforms for today’s user. It would be impossible to bring back the full catalog of features available in previous versions of Skype all at once, our engineering systems just don’t work that way. We are committed to evolving the current Skype experience to match your needs over time. As we release new Skype features, we’ll update this site. You can also follow @Skype and @SkypeInsider on Twitter for the latest news too.
Thank you all for your feedback.
Is your plan to scrap Skype in a way that you don't have to say you are scrapping it? I assume your intent is to drive customers from the platform. It's the only explanation that makes sense for the terrible move to version 8.
Why in God's name would you remove Outlook integration?? Why can I no longer type digits using my numeric keypad? Why is it so bloody difficult to manage contacts and conference calls? Why did you remove the ability to right click a contact and easily start a call?
Either M$ is hopelessly inept or it's a deliberate push to get people off the platform. Sad, because Skype 7 was a convenient, cheap way to use VoIP.
New Skype is horrible
I'm up to c ****** of the m ***** of the current Skype always fails and many features of the classic Skype are missing.
Skype do not exist for me since the change (7.x->8.x). Sent a mass message to my contact list how to reach me and that is how I did it finally.
The heroic efforts to kill the experience, to substitute it for strange-looking, lacking functionality menus and options proved to be successful. I've been on skype form first beta versions. Now for me Skype is the void, along with ICQ, MSN, Yahoo messenger and could others.
Just one question to the admin: Dear sir, you are saying that you will introduce more and more features over time and that is great. My question is why MS needed to scrap a working product and now to invest in developing same features? I am in the software industry, I am working with large projects, I know the possible "official" answers, so please do not give ******** if you decide to reply at the end.
I also know the answer/s, which are related to sound business strategy but I need to hear it here in order to be visible for everyone at this forum!
Just put the senders text back in the left side. Stop ruining my mood every time I use the messenger please!
Que vuelva el skype clasico, que el nuevo es una mierda.
Skype has been a low cost 1/4 of the cost or more of Post or Prepaid mobile services phones and convenient way for disabled or low income persons or families to keep in contact with the various agencies that help them on a daily basis. Having in home doctors, visiting nurses, lab techs, home care specialists , therapist as well as family and friends I depend on staying in contact on a daily basis. Just being able to be able to use TELEMED SERVICES via skype would not be possible. There are many appointments for me to make and to do it from computer or laptop is all the more convenient for myself as well as those contacting me. So please Find a solution to keep the service as it was and let all of us have a choice as to what version we want to use. You are doing a great service and have made life easier for many people , Keep Up The Great Job and Keep Listening To Your Customer Base.
Thank You For Your Time,
Marc Su. commented
K, no-one is going to do anything about it, best thing to do now is to dump Skype and leave it to the anti-social media users to ruin it even further...
Dear Petr, good day! i hope that as an admin on skype discussions you really realize that new version of skype is just not working properly: a lot of problems with it and I am sure u perfectly knows about that. I see that you have a lot od requests and demands to restore classic skype from your customers you give profit to Microsoft (including MS staff salaries). what MS is going to to to satisfy its' customers request?
Make it look and work EXACTLY like classic Skype version 7
VERY ANGRY USER commented
Bring back the classic Slype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FFS
I completely abandoned skype after I got booted out of classic. I'll never look back.
Good going Microsoft, ignoring customers and forcing a complete garbage version of Skype upon us. All you had to do was leave Skype 7 working, but everyone at Microsoft is too incompetent and continues to ignore all the feedback. Will be leaving Skype now.
Do not have anything new to say but still getting updates - like a cat ***** at the front of your door.
"... our engineering systems just don’t work that way". Well then. As a customer you'll never know if or when a product works the way you need. Stupid agility bs....we called it Banana software years ago...now the same bs is sold as 'the new way of engineering'...Einstein was right, human stupidity is definitely endless.
Skype 8 H8ter commented
Microsoft has a long history of shoving bad ideas down its users' throats, Groove, Communicator, and now Skype. (Let's not even mention Vista and 8)
For once, STOP!
It's like you guys have a meeting with the most tone-deaf devs that doesn't even use Skype and start throwing in ideas of how to make it "better".
AND despite the backlash, and don't tell me you don't know it because you pushed back the Nov end of support date, you still go forward with shoving it down your users' throats.
This is gross ignorance on top of gross negligence on top of gross incompetent.
Skype 8 is a MOBILE APP. Haven't you learnt ANYTHING from forcing desktop users to use mobile interface through Windows 8? Seriously!!!
I can make a long list of things that are wrong with Skype 8 but the lone fact that it's a mobile app should tell you enough. If it doesn't mean much to you, no offense but maybe you shouldn't be a product designer. Maybe better luck stuffing sausages, those won't complain about being shoved with things.
Thwmas Aion commented
But still we have that **** skype version 8 and you not leave the user to use classic skype the only you will do is just to make us delete for ever skype if that was your solution you was can easy just close it for ever.... not to give us that **** program and say is skype because it was not
Clive Hornsby commented
I have just downloaded Skype version 126.96.36.199 and it is nearly usable if you want to input all your contacts again.
Still missing core functionality we had in version 7 which is why everyone is so frustrated.
The last comment from Petr is Dec 3 2018 so nobody is listening or monitoring this thread in over 4 months :(
Shame on Microsoft for forcing this terrible version upon us. I will certainly be leaving Skype with this new update.
Another 7.40/41 version of Skype just got affected by the ****** forced update scam. Why are you anti community? It worked perfectly, no flaws! But you ***** couldn't stop yourself from ******* up Skype could you? Your only task now is to un-**** Skype from it's ****** state!