Microsoft recently announced a major revamp for Skype, overhauling the interface and adding a bit of Snapchat-inspired flair. But while the bold and colorful new tabbed interface breathes new life into the app in some ways, some who have gotten their hands on the redesign have been pretty vocally against it.
Android users, who were among the first to try the revamp, chimed in with a number of reviews that take a pretty critical view of the overhaul. One reviewer wrote:
Don't break a good gig. Yes, the app word and calls are perfect as usual. But the interface... why is it so hard to find the "search". Or just to make a call with a choice of numbers. Was a lot better before. Stop changing stuff that works already. This is a tool I use for work. Not a toy. Keep it as such. And strip the BS.
Another reviewer was similarly critical, stating:
Whatever this new update they did is.. just makes it so unfriendly. It's too busy trying to be Facebook instead of making it simple for calls, messaging, or even setting your online status. None of that is easier now. Skype.. whatchu doin'? I would switch to another app if there was a good alternative that all my friends used.
There are some sporadic positive reviews sprinkled in, but the majority seem to take a dim view of the redesign.
Of course, we tend to be a bit more vocal about the things that we dislike than what we like, so the reviews could be a little one-sided. With that in mind, we're throwing it to you: What do you think of the revamp? Unfortunately, this isn't yet available in the Windows version of Skype, but if you've had a chance to try it out on Android, let us know your thoughts in the poll below.