Now every time I open Skype (which is set to automatically sign me in), it launches and then quickly crashes.
Update on June 3: Skype has fixed the bug, and in under than 24 hours no less.“We are aware of a Skype issue and have rolled out updates for all impacted products,” a Skype spokesperson told Venture Beat.Neither does sending the characters from Android or i OS.It seems that on the mobile platforms, the user has to receive the characters on those platforms for the bug to show its ugly head.In addition, Skype lets you call regular telephone numbers worldwide at a reduced rate, which is then deducted from your balance.
Finally, Skype, like a good successor to Messenger, lets you chat with your friends regardless of the service they're using, whether Skype, Messenger or Facebook.
Some functions are hidden in menus or buttons which aren't very descriptive (e.g.screen sharing), which requires a bit of prior learning and practice to take full advantage of it.
The fact that Skype has become a reference point when it comes to regular calls and video calling is no coincidence: it's a real all-rounder.
On Android and i OS, however, the platforms’ respective app stores ensure that you can only install the latest version.
We have reached out to Skype about this issue and will update you when we hear more. “We are aware of the problem and are working to provide a resolution,” a Skype spokesperson told Venture Beat.
We tested sending the offending characters and they went through fine.