Release Notes for Skype 8.79

The latest Skype version 8.79 is out. You asked, we delivered! 

  

Skype for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web 

 

 Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad 

 

 

What’s fixed? 

  • Skype crashing on ending calls  

  • Notification action not opening chat on iPhone

  • The app was refreshing when attempting to add more funds, when the balance was not zero, on Windows

 

 The new features are rolling out gradually over the next couple of days so if you don’t see them right away, just check again soon! 

 

Please let us know what you think about the latest changes, either here in the community or through the Skype app. And you can always go to this new Skype’s Feedback Forum to submit and vote for new features and ideas.  You might also want to check out the known issues

 

Thank you for all that you do to support Skype! 

 

The Skype Team 

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Hello, there was supposed to be a new chat screen feature Beta version has been out a few weeks new chat screen has not been added when will this feature appear ? in Skype beta new call view has been added and upgraded myself I can give to the main call window like the rest I can hide others at the top please reply me on this because the feature has not yet appeared the one I wrote about

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my skpye has stoped working need help please my phone number is <removed> im in canada i cant sit at the p c just had eyes work on

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I could not make contact with an old friend today. We both got notices that the other person was not available. Both of us were.

He is Michael Wodruff. I am Hugh LaFollette

I used to use gmail . . . and my old usf account (I am now retired).

No more.

I have two different skype names: live: hughlafollette and hugh.lafollette

How can I consolidate my accounts so this does not happen again?

And, by looking at my activity, can you figure out what I could not make contact with Michael?

[BTW, the help site never would connect me with a body to answer my questions. Sigh.]

Regards,

Hugh

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Hi Irene,

I ran into a high CPU usage (>25%) problem with the recent updates - 8.79 / 15.79.95.0

  • I always sign out from Skype but keep profile on the PC,

  • I also Log-out from Task Manager so Skype would not run in the back ground,

  • Noticed there were high CPU usage running when I signed out from Skype, Task Manager shown:-

    • Two Skype "Services" concurrently running in the background, each one uses more than 25% of CPU and Power Usage indicated as High,

    • I have to manually end both Tasks, so the Notebook will return to normal CPU usage condition.

  • At first, I though there were some kind of updates (house cleaning) running in the background, but it would not stop,

  • I been using Skype for Windows (App?) version since I have this HP notebook in late 2019 (with no problem)

  • My notebook running Windows 10 Home 20H2 with all latest patches.

It is not life or dead situation but it definitely is a big inconvenience and I think it should not be this way.

Irene, can you help or someone in your group could?

Thanks in advance and await for your reply.

-Al

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Hi Marcin,

Thank you for this question.

The Engineering team is finalising testing and is gradually rolling out improvements to the chat and more improvements will be rolled out soon as well. We will keep you updated with our release notes.

In addition to the 'hide people at the top' feature, are there any other features specifically, that you are waiting to see the most? The team would love to hear more about the features that our users like most.

Thank you.

Irene [Skype]

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Hi AI,

Thank you for reaching out. Yes, the Engineering team is definitely willing to help.

It really helps us to investigate issues quicker if we can get your logs from your machine directly when using the Skype Insider app. Could you please download the Skype Insider app (the Skype early access app), here: download the latest Insider build and please report the problem. Also, please copy and paste these these bullet points and add them into the description.

  • After you have downloaded the Skype Insider app, and you notice the high CPU usage after signing out of Skype, please Report the problem through the app, and send the report with logs (this is the most helpful for us). Just go to the Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Report a problem -> Send report with logs

Your help in resolving this is greatly appreciated, and please let me know once you're done so that I can help push it up the priority list.

Thank you.

Irene [Skype]

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Skype does not work properly at the moment it allows u to call skype to skype but not to numbers please fix this thank you

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Hi AI,

Thank you for reaching out. Yes, the Engineering team is definitely willing to help.

It really helps us to investigate issues quicker if we can get your logs from your machine directly when using the Skype Insider app. Could you please download the Skype Insider app (the Skype early access app), here: download the latest Insider build and please report the problem. Also, please copy and paste these these bullet points and add them into the description.

  • After you have downloaded the Skype Insider app, and you notice the high CPU usage after signing out of Skype, please Report the problem through the app, and send the report with logs (this is the most helpful for us). Just go to the Settings -> Help & Feedback -> Report a problem -> Send report with logs

Your help in resolving this is greatly appreciated, and please let me know once you're done so that I can help push it up the priority list.

Thank you.

Irene [Skype]

Hi Irene,

I just downloaded the Skype Insider app and reported the problem with the log file and confirmed by the "Support BOT".

Awaiting further reply from you/your team.

Thank You

-Al

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Hi Irene,

The reported problem did not happen with this "Skype Insider" app v.8.80.

The app did not cause high CPU usage nor power consumption, it takes 2-3 minutes to release some hundreds MB of memory.

Hope this info will help.

Thank you

-Al

Jan 15, 2022 Update : The problem came back !!

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We've been asking for the ability to turn off emoticons in the windows version for years now. Why hasn't it been put back in (since it used to be there.)

Could you at least explain why you won't add it back in? Because you guys must have a good reason. so could you please just tell us?

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