If you’ve been experiencing messiness in your Skype Desktop client’s chat orders — you are not alone, and even Microsoft has acknowledged it. The bug is causing messages of users to become out of order in the conversations.
The issue was reported by a user on the video chatting platform’s community forums. The user said that his messages were always being shown on the top of other person’s messages. He further said that the issue was around for quite some weeks now.
In response to the problem, Skype community manager Claudius acknowledged that the issue was a known problem for some users of Skype for Windows with the latest version 126.96.36.199. He said that Microsoft was working to fix the problem. Meanwhile, he recommended to download and install the previous version as a temporary solution.
Skype for Business is reportedly not affected by the bug which would have caused major problems for many organizations which use Skype frequently at workplaces.
However, this is not the first time this year when Skype has faced a problem. Earlier this year, users had suffered a much bigger outage than this, which prevented them from using Skype’s free services, including messaging, presence, and contact list management.
However, apart from these issues, the year has largely been a saga of major and minor upgradations of Skype — a service acquired by Microsoft for a staggering $8.5Bn in an all cash deal in 2011.
Skype for Business received a major boost this year as it replaced Lync 2013 on iPhones and got new features in Office 365 for meeting, conferencing, and calling. In addition to the regular app updates, Skype app for Android and iOS also got a fresh design with advanced search and easy navigation options.
Another major addition for Windows and Mac was the inclusion of Shareable Chat Links feature which allows the users to invite anyone to join a Skype chat by sharing a unique link through email, Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger or Twitter.