While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour, minute, AND second, as the last was removed), as they're more important to telling posting times than one might think. And the fact that /me isn't stamped at all, when I and my friends use it frequently, isn't ideal. I would highly advise that this be put back into Skype.
I can't comprehend why they did this.
A message from 10:55 doesn't belong under the 10:34 timestamp. That's just common sense and I can't think of *any* sensible reason to do it wrong.
Yes, it's *wrong*, plain and simple. Why even put a timestamp on it, if it's wrong 80% of the time?
If I can't tell whether a message is 30 minutes or 3 minutes old, that's a problem.
Anna-Marie Gantt commented
I use skype when running wildlife cams. Having an individual timestamp allows me to keep track of when I see something happening. I might have to go back to the classic Skype on my computer.
Yeah, I WANT INDIVIDUAL TIME MARKS for each Skype Contact who messaged me for each Skype Chat MESSAGE and each Skype VIDEO CALL session. I want time marks like in version 7 of Classic Skype for Desktop on Windows.
Sean Ellis commented
This should definitely be an option.
Ideally, we should have options for which items of information are displayed for each message, and in which order. By "items" II mean these:
- User avatar
- Full user name
- Short user name
- Response indicator (likes, etc.)
- Left/right alignment
There should also be settings for displaying the speech bubble surround, and grouping of messages together. The much-requested "compact" mode could then be implemented as a collection of option values which turns most of these settings off.