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Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls.

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January 21: Problems at Skype

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  • n_hold Nate Holdren (@n_hold) reported

    ok no one's coming forward with money. (way to let us all down @athenogenes.) might have to do it via blog and skype and junk.

  • lwanvonling Kinra (@lwanvonling) reported

    And since "turn the IME off" is no longer even possible in Windows 10 (which btw is the one and only reason I still use 7 at home), it's unlikely that Skype will ever deal with this issue even if I send a feedback.

  • lwanvonling Kinra (@lwanvonling) reported

    Problem is, I don't even know what exactly triggers it. Skype just "has a very high chance" to randomly select a part of previously entered text when I turn my Chinese IME off and enter some English (causing me to unwillingly overwrite stuff), but it doesn't "always" do it.

  • lwanvonling Kinra (@lwanvonling) reported

    I'm starting to think I should blame the strange input behavior in Skype on Skype itself instead of my 3rd party IME... because the same issue never occurs in other software!

  • KimKirb66895130 Kim Kirby (@KimKirb66895130) reported from Romford, England

    @KimKirb25730063 Bill please Skype soon as you have time please. I really need your help now kim

  • _daaes 🖤cheyennecat🖤 (@_daaes) reported

    @_chaoticweirdo_ one of them told me the other i found when i was on his Skype the last one he admitted when i broke down and asked him if there were anymore

  • dst6n01 Reading is a Human Right (@dst6n01) reported

    @Apple HELP!! My facetime on my macbook freezes the camera every time I try to use it. I don't have this problem on my phone, only my Macbook. I also don't have this problem on Skype or Zoom

  • QueenKandiKane 🍭Queen KandiKane🍭Jan.12🥳 (@QueenKandiKane) reported

    @slaveBadBaby I need a lot of hugs. Currently counting down the days until I get to see my boyfriend again and get all his cuddles. Long distance relationships are super hard. Skype isn't the same as being snuggled up together in bed.

  • billspaniel Bill Spaniel, ABC (@billspaniel) reported

    In my experience, unless you are doing an in-person interview (not a phone or Skype), the problem is more with the equipment of the person on the other end. Also, there are ambiance probs (dogs barking in background, etc.). @JeremyDBond #RaganChat

  • Evelynne24 The Right Honourable Lee Evans🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@Evelynne24) reported

    @kapboy59 @Roderickoooo @JustinTrudeau @Bill_Morneau Where I work it's called conference calls. Or Skype, FaceTime, etc. Cuts down on travel time, company time, hotel, food and transportation costs.

  • HollyLarsen94 Holly Larsen (@HollyLarsen94) reported

    This guy had the audacity to contact me on Skype today and threaten to “ruin my reputation” if I don’t take his photo down for scamming me (cyber **** MFer). Retweet to shame this POS. @eeveefrost @MsKateKingsley @IndyCamPromoter @CamGirlsArmy @_GlobalBeauty

  • michaelbray2082 Michael Bray (@michaelbray2082) reported

    @Skype can you please fix skype IM's not very efficient at work when your software is not working properly....

  • B_bok18 Bob B (@B_bok18) reported

    @AngelaLovesNY No one I work with in office have any idea how to do my job. The team I work directly with are across the US and will just call my cell if they can't reach me on Skype (unless I have PTO). People in my office ask me for help. I get 3 days of work from home so it balances out.

  • rbareal Blurg (@rbareal) reported

    @vboykis Ugh, Teams makes me miss Skype for business, which was also terrible but at least usable 🙁

  • Freak4Tech Pankaj Kapoor (@Freak4Tech) reported

    Used it for few hours today. Used mainly for Skype calls on PC and mobile calls. Worked perfectly fine and people on other end didn’t have any issue with call quality.

  • IsitheScribe Isi the Scribe (@IsitheScribe) reported

    What went well- Got to my VO recording on time and smashed it despite having a cold What didn’t go well- Oyster card screwed up and ended up paying twice for a weekly travel card. Refunds are in order Skype audition had audio issues and had to be rescheduled. #realactorslife

  • GroovyLew_ GrooveGod (@GroovyLew_) reported

    @EricMcFarland8 Bro FaceTime the only reason I have a iPhone my folks down in Atlanta so that’s the only way my mom can see my kids. Skype quality is trash

  • Freak4Tech Pankaj Kapoor (@Freak4Tech) reported from Gottigere, State of Karnataka

    @drjamit Used it for few hours today. Used mainly for Skype calls on PC and mobile calls. Worked perfectly fine and people on other end didn’t have any issue with call quality.

  • BeninSalto Salto Benin (@BeninSalto) reported

    @BlueLov70117449 @Luluwaa9 @Farid_0v @SaajidLipham Sheikh Skype is just afraid. His students like David Wood had more ***** than him and consistently show up to debates. All it took was 1 month of videos to take him down. Weak sauce.

  • 7ayyoo Hayyan (@7ayyoo) reported

    @Etisalat_Care why banning TeamSpeak 3 or Discord and labeling them VOIP like skype and other services while PlayStation and Xbox have their VOIP service working fine....this is really awful practice

  • a_hallowqueen bpd&me✨ (@a_hallowqueen) reported

    ok I’m sorry. Your “nurse” friend can’t tell you if your toe is broken through Skype. Especially since there’s absolutely no bruising 😂 this is wild.

  • ajishanjose Ajishanjose1997 (@ajishanjose) reported

    @excitel_rocks Don't even try to do a Skype call for excitel maybe in between the connection might loose as excitel internet and service is no more stable..infact service is more worse

  • CoachBrad317 Bradley Schaffer (@CoachBrad317) reported

    @SkypeSupport I am very dissatisfied with the lack of customer service I have received. I called about an issue on Thursday and haven’t gotten a call back yet.

  • _Rbot_ Rooben.avi (@_Rbot_) reported

    Im in a skype call called actual Mishas please help me

  • ellamcgow1 ella mcgow (@ellamcgow1) reported

    No big deal I am a note owl no problem &relatives are also so we are having a watch party emails,tweeter, Skype, between us even forbid facebook will be supporting the Dems against the criminal GOP,&Moscow Mitch I say bring it on,needed excuse to snack

  • phatassni XXX (@phatassni) reported

    it would be nice to get a **** shoved deep down my throat while your ***** slap my chin🥴💦💦 DM ME IF YOU WANNA BE THAT ****🙃 #sellingnudes #horny #**** #**** #dmme DMS OPEN #buymynudes #nudes #buyingnudes #snapchat #facetime #skype #duos #livecam #meetups #meetme #nfsw

  • Helidonkey Ednun Pourtahmasbi (@Helidonkey) reported

    @zersiax No in fact I hate such things. Skype on iPhone is horrific for this and spotlight also on the iPHone causes horrendous problems.

  • spoonsraker spoonsraker (@spoonsraker) reported

    @menaget1 @Reuters @GretaThunberg And learn how to use Skype and stop being part of the problem

  • SirenSideUp Dea, The Jewish Max Domi (@SirenSideUp) reported

    My favorite thing to be woken up by when I was *just* laying down and falling asleep is a Skype call coming in on my computer from my brother to check in and talk about absolutely nothing while he's waiting in line for lunch on the ship and he has the ability to call in port 🖤🖤

  • lunasaram yeosang's ₕₑₕₑₜ (@lunasaram) reported

    ah help... i hate skype calls... help😭 #TuesdayMotivation

  • missambergee Amber Gibson (@missambergee) reported

    Hey @Skype , you need to fix your online and offline algorithm, just because it is yesterday in another country for a family member, and they are currently online, it should show "online", not "online a day ago", that's a pretty major flaw.

  • davislevine Davis Levine (@davislevine) reported

    @LakehillSoccer I haven't had a Skype meeting yet in 2020 without some kind of issue.

  • koreycabra Korey 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ (@koreycabra) reported

    @double_fierce @discordapp Never had any issues like this with Skype or Windows Live. At this point, all she's asking is for her data back since you unfairly terminated her account and won't give her any insight. You can be sure I'll never subscribe to anything on your service until you make this right.

  • edwinrodz25 Edwin Rodríguez (@edwinrodz25) reported

    @SkypeSupport When it freezes, I will turn the subtitles on and off, with no results. I will also swipe to close Skype between one call and the next one, and finally, I will turn off the iphone, and then turn it on again. Neither of this steps has solved the problem yet

  • realcam24x7 genuine cam girls (@realcam24x7) reported

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  • MegaMilkshake23 MsSomethingAwesome (@MegaMilkshake23) reported

    @Microsoft I am currently experiencing issues with Skype. I attempted to call your phone, but it was not connecting me to a representative. The "Virtual Assistant" was NOT helping and no one responded with helpful info on the forum. PLEASE HELP.

  • joyvaleriee Joy Valerie Carrera 🇬🇹🇺🇸 (@joyvaleriee) reported

    @erinmikail @iiiitsandrea Honeslty in adtech most of my media buys have gone down via Skype cause that was a solid communication means between latam/ Asia/ Israel/ India / US .

  • Simon818 Simon J (@Simon818) reported

    @khoath I'm mostly done with it, but occasionally I have no other choice but to use it. I'm hoping more people jump on the Telegram train and that the developers continue to listen to feedback. At the moment they are miles ahead of Skype in terms of responsiveness, but with more issues.

  • Simon818 Simon J (@Simon818) reported

    @khoath Yeah, I'm sure it's been there for ages and I just never noticed. I wish it opened chats when you got a new one though. Half my problem with Skype is how easily I miss messages. Notifications are not reliable at all, and even when they are, the sound is easy to miss.

  • ericshufro eric shufro (@ericshufro) reported

    @microsoft - Please take into consideration online comments about 'Skype'. Like AIM or ICQ, Skype has been broken after acquisition by MS. It is unusable in its current state. Please go back to the basics.

  • BUFFM0NA_BOT buff mona (@BUFFM0NA_BOT) reported

    Im a nonthreatening feminist boy, come talk to me on Skype! talk to me on skype about your problems as a woman i sympathize i’m taking womens studies. I took women’s studies I know what ‘systematic’ means.

  • vjpudelski Victor J. Pudelski (@vjpudelski) reported

    @tommyvenafro Happy to help how I can... Email, Skype or other channels will work being remote.

  • YellowScribe 🌿 YellowScribe 🌿 (@YellowScribe) reported

    ++ consultations, and more creative and content writing services. If you are interested in a service I have not stated please get in touch for a separate quote - my skills are adaptable. I am available either through Skype, email, and text. YellowScribe is still offering++

  • McnamaraAshlin Ashlin McNamara (@McnamaraAshlin) reported

    I’m about to finally talk to my mom about getting the help I need I’m so scared but I keep thinking of the Skype session I did with @ChristinaCIM and I’m having a rough night so I’m going to do my best to talk to my mom pls pray it goes well😭

  • stevesaylor Steve Saylor - BLIND GAMER 2020? More like 20/200 (@stevesaylor) reported

    @MikeLaidman definitely! It was more of not skype causing the issue, it was OBS not able to recognize Skype as a proper input without showing a black screen.

  • hattvr hatter 🌙 [DM limited] (@hattvr) reported

    @fwiqz **** this shit im down w twitter,,, twitter is cancelled going back to skype

  • Aliii35421276 Goddess_Ali (@Aliii35421276) reported

    @RealLoser62 can you please reply to my messages on Skype. You promised me a session on Skype yet you never delivered. You've opened messages but never replied. Cant help think but you're not a real pay pig at this point

  • coachpt91 Todd A Harris (@coachpt91) reported

    Athletes/Coaches, If you are C/O 2020 and need some help with ACT please send me a DM. I'm scheduling to tutoring for the April ACT. I can do this by skype and facetime as well as in person.

  • doublehxppiness benji (@doublehxppiness) reported from Waterloo, Ontario

    I am in a bathroom and this person literally on Skype with someone please send help

  • Magicpaper13371 Magicpaper1337 (@Magicpaper13371) reported

    @Trashs_Lair I saw people in there saying bullying is okay since it makes a person tougher --- but sometimes that's not true and even if it does It's better off being taught in other ways. Way back then when Skype was relevant I had friends help toughen me up like @TTG_Xaybo_Blacc

  • ghettogameroff1 ghettogamerofficial (@ghettogameroff1) reported

    @winduwsme @Alpha_Blaster give me a link to this shit, I'm so down for this since I barely got to use it because everyone I knew moved to skype

  • sehunshoulders black pearl (@sehunshoulders) reported

    was asking @byunpudding to help me with my giant dilemma but she suddenly got a skype call from her boss so now i’m stuck here and i can’t proceed 🤧

  • coveruptj #tjxxx | 18+ (@coveruptj) reported

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  • SirGeorge_007 George (@SirGeorge_007) reported

    @DeanLeVey @TelkomZA What is the @TelkomZA email address. My UK employers need proof of this internet issue as i cant Skype for the past 4 days. 😡😡😡

  • phatassni XXX (@phatassni) reported

    it would be nice to get a **** shoved deep down my throat while your ***** slap my chin🥴💦💦 DM ME IF YOU WANNA BE THAT ****🙃 #sellingnudes #horny #**** #**** #dmme DMS OPEN #buymynudes #nudes #buyingnudes #snapchat #facetime #skype #duos #livecam #meetups #meetme #nfsw

  • HayleyHall_UK Hayley Hall (@HayleyHall_UK) reported

    @FlorenceandMary Jeez. Not too dissimilar to what I had today - someone arrange a skype call under the pretense that they wanted to help connect me with consultancy clients, only to then try to get me to sign up to be part of her business.

  • simonallisonuk Simon Allison #WIMVP #MSIgniteTheTour 🇬🇧 (@simonallisonuk) reported

    @gregor_suttie Got logs, not enough Skype logs Change to full Sign out Sign in DNS issue WTF

  • amphibialex alex 🏳️‍🌈💕 (@amphibialex) reported

    real friendship is staying up until 5 in the morning being hornie on a skype call over Men (please help @sedona_seaside and i oh my god)

  • ABouzergui Ammar Bouzergui (@ABouzergui) reported

    @Amany_Salah12 Wa llah i will marry you officially and there is no any problem for me just be wise and contact me via my skype id captaknfolley or whats app number 00213 770 28 68 75

  • Wrathul Wrathul (@Wrathul) reported

    @atlasnoirmusic the skype shut down sound is scary af to me cause i used to have my laptop connected to speakers and that sound would be the loudest thing on earth