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This eight-character message causes Skype to endlessly crash

Users on Skype's community forums have discovered a bug that renders the app unusable when a message containing a particular string of characters is received. Sending "http://:" without the quotes crashes the instant messaging service, and since the message is stored in your chat history, every...
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Microsoft is removing Google Chat and Facebook Chat support from Outlook.com

Microsoft is informing users of its Outlook.com web email service that it plans to remove support for both Google Chat and Facebook Chat. That means that those users will only have support for Skype for chat, audio and video calling. In an email sent out to Outlook.com users, Microsoft said...
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Microsoft expands Skype for Web beta worldwide with 30 languages supported

Anyone in the world can now access Microsoft's Skype for Web beta test. The company has revealed it has expanded the reach of the beta worldwide after previously limiting the web client to just the US and UK. At the moment, the Skype for Web beta supports 30 languages: "Supported languages...

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Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

Skype and Facebook Messenger snag minor updates

A lack of changelogs appears to be a common theme with some apps nowadays, and the most recent culprits are Facebook Messenger and Skype for Windows Phone. Both apps have received updates, but left out changelogs — so don't expect anything in the way of major new features. That being said, it'...
Skype for Windows Phone snags an update, leaves out the changelog

Skype for Windows Phone snags an update, leaves out the changelog

Skype for Windows Phone has gotten a minor update on the Windows Phone Store. While the update bumps things up to version 2.29.0.5, there doesn't appear to be anything new to report. Skype's listing appears to still be showing an old changelog that mentions the new compact design that arrived...
Skype for Windows Phone grabs small update to 2.29.0.3

Skype for Windows Phone grabs small update to 2.29.0.3

For those who use Skype on Windows Phone, a new update just went out to the Store. Version 2.29.0.3 is live and although the changelog mentions new 'compact design' that is actually the older one from back in January. From a cursory look at the update, nothing stands out as different. That means...
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Microsoft expands Skype for Web beta worldwide with 30 languages supported

Anyone in the world can now access Microsoft's Skype for Web beta test. The company has revealed it has expanded the reach of the beta worldwide after previously limiting the web client to just the US and UK. At the moment, the Skype for Web beta supports 30 languages: "Supported languages...
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Microsoft confirms Skype won't be a universal app for Windows 10

Last week, Microsoft announced that on July 7 it would retire the current "Modern" Skype app made for Windows 8 and 8.1 in favor of the current desktop client. Now a new report offers more information on how Skype will be offered inside Windows 10, with Microsoft confirming there are no plans to...
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Microsoft will shut down 'Modern' Skype Windows client on July 7 in favor of desktop version

Microsoft is making a big change to its Skype strategy on the Windows platform. On July 7, the current "Modern" version of Skype that was first released for Windows 8, and later became the default messaging app for Windows 8.1, will no longer be available. Instead, users of that version will be...
Skype Translator tech is coming to Skype for Windows later this year

Skype Translator tech is coming to Skype for Windows desktop later this year

Skype will soon include the technology from its Skype Translator preview right into its desktop app for Windows. This will mean that users can try the feature out without using the standalone app. The company hopes to start the rollout later this year. To bring Skype Translator into more...
Skype for Web beta is now open to all users in the US and UK

Skype for Web beta is now open to all users in the US and UK

Beta access to Skype for Web is now open to a much wider range of people. All new and existing users in both the US and the UK can take a look the next big thing from Skype. To use it, you will need to download Skype for Web plug-in. Microsoft initially started rolling out beta invitations in...
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Microsoft is rolling out a new look for Skype on Outlook.com

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced plans to add many new features to its free Outlook.com email service. While those new additions are still only available for a handful of Outlook.com users, today the company has started a roll out for a new design for the service's built-in Skype...
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Microsoft has updated Skype for desktop to fix the message crashing bug

A bug that was found to cause Skype to keep crashing endlessly thanks to a specific eight-character message being sent has now been fixed by Microsoft. In a post on the company's Skype support forums, a Microsoft rep stated: "Our engineering teams worked hard to resolve this issue, and...

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