Skype says voice messages coming back in future update to iPhone app

Earlier this month, Microsoft released Skype 5.0 for iPhone with a brand new look, a faster and smoother experience but removed its voice messaging feature from the app. A subsequent 5.1 update that released a few days later didn’t address this problem either.

Voice messages on Skype are just like voice mails that you can leave for a user even if he or she isn’t available right then. They can later check their voicemail and callback if required.
Skype users started a support thread asking the company about the removal of this feature in the 5.0 update, but were given an unhelpful response that said:
Voice message playback is not supported in Skype 5.0 for iPhone. Please use Skype on another platform to listen to your voice messages
Skype’s spokesperson today followed up with a much better response saying:
“We introduced several new features as soon as they were ready with Skype 5.1 for iPhone. We’re already hard at work addressing your additional feedback so we can bring you more features in order to provide the best possible experience for our users. As always, please keep the feedback coming and help us create the best Skype experience for you.”
Until Skype brings back voice messaging in its next update, you can revert to an older version of the app using your Mac’s Time Machine backup from 2 weeks ago. To put the older version of the app on your iPhone, you’ll have to delete Skype from your device, restore the older ipa file, and then sync your iPhone with iTunes.
[via 9to5Mac]


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