Stop forcing the update and keep Skype 7 alive!
Skype 7 works fine for me and all my needs. The new update does not function for me on my desktop. It works like an annoying app. I hate it. Most people do. Stop forcing everyone to update and allow us to use the old version if we want to.
We realize moving away from older versions of Skype is an inconvenience and we’re sorry for that. We wouldn’t be moving everyone forward if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. Watch this site for news about features we’re adding to the current version of Skype and reach out to @SkypeSupport on Twitter if you need help getting settled in the new app.
Thanks all for all the comments and votes around this topic.
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It is not necessary to update it is only to alloy MS to spy ou us.
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I am using the Windows 10 app version and it keeps crashing all the time and driving me insane. It's absolutely dreadful Microsoft killed Skype classic. I never had such a problem with Skype 7.
Take more pride in Skype and deliver a decent product instead of removing features (like voicemail greetings), seeing who complains, then tallying votes to see what to bring back.
Our lives are not an A/B test for God's sake.
Bring this back. Does Microsoft really need to kill everything it touches?
So far, the answer is yes. What a bummer.
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Bobs Youruncle commented
Microsoft is intrusive and a big bully, once they take over bye-bye privacy and control of your pc and apps.
Microsoft killed Skype, like a cancer.
Cortana and Microsoft Edge are made for violating and abusing our privacy.
Forcing us to:
- agree to the storage of my email address, name, and IP address. This information and any feedback I provide may be used to inform product decisions and to notify me about product updates. (You can opt-out at any time.)
-the terms of service
...just to express our opinion! For the record: I DO NOT AGREE
Freedom and respect.
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Robin Mullins commented
I'm one more long time skype user who is giving up on it. MS is headed in the wrong direction with it but we'll never convince them of that. I'll find an alternative even if I have to pay a monthly fee for it.
Morten Hansen commented
Skype is the only product in the world that makes upgrade of it`s product to make it less usefull.
seen many threads online where people is more then angry about this new updates, pretty sure skype is losing millions on this updated less useful version.
So go back 1-2 years, and restore skype to what it was, then we all be happy again.
absolutely necessary to raise your apparent user count by forcing it on every windows user xD
[Deleted User] commented
Wow I really want to know what "We wouldn’t be moving everyone forward if it wasn’t absolutely necessary" means. Sounds like your company has no reason at all to do this since no reason was stated. Seems you just want to force everyone onto a newer version. ****, goodbye Skype. Discord now. Was a good 10 years.
skype 8 Don't download this ever...Cant use multiple chats anymore all opens in same windows and you can't see what other people in other chats says. You need to go back with back arrow and open another chat…Only one chat at a time boys and girls.. No settings to change it anywhere.
This is so bad.. Can't even be used in a normal manner anymore.
Back now skype classic dead now skype 8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
time to use Mconf, for desktop and mobile ...something opensource...
a real shame, you killed a perfectly fine product ...
version 8 is not tolerable in any serious professional environment...
Dark Messiah commented
We hear you? These skype-people do not get anything. Hey, do you really not understand? The problem is electron. The problem is that the new version of skype, which you're moving us onto, does literally not exist. Rather exists there a *********, *************, ****** webpage, which, for the sake of even more inefficiency, comes with its own browser. So you're pretty much packaging a browser and claiming it was a desktop program. None in this world would have a problem with upgrading to a newer, better skype if it existed. But what we want is a program. Programs are generally written in programming languages, like C or c++, not in markup languages. And we want a program. Not a webpage, not an app, just a standard windows-program. Is it really so hard to understand that for the maker of windows? Really? The maker of Windows, which pretty much brought programs into the world, doesn't know what a program is? really?
"WE HEAR YOU" That's so funny!
7 months since this was posted, it's pretty obvious that this is not moving forward and the Skype team all need hearing aids. Also probably all need to book appointments with an optician as they can't seem to see that Skype 8 is a debacle.
Waiting until Skype 7 runs again, but will never install Skype 8, i don't want garbage in my computer.
Seems to be that someone payed the actual Skype Team in order to destroy and kill Skype.