UPDATE: Appears that the Check for Updates in the Skype app is not pushing version 7.18 automatically (i.e. it is not marked as a “recommended update” yet from MS), you have to manually download the update from Skype.com for now.
So I forgot to post a notice a month ago (shame on me) but at the time, Skype version 7.17.X (for Windows) had 2 crippling issues:
- Messages would appear our of order for different individuals, and,
- Messages refused to mark as read, unless you manually right click on the contact and select “Mark as read”.
Personally, I saw issue #2, not so much issue #1, but many saw one or the other (or both). At the time, the best solution was to download an older build and go back to 7.16.X.
Thankfully Microsoft launched a new version on January 12, 2016.
To download the latest (if you are not getting the automated prompt) go to Help -> Check for Updates within Skype.
Curious about the well-formatted bulletin in the image above? Well you see, honestly, I do not do a lot of exploring of the menu’s in Skype, but one day I stumbled across a very interesting and EXTREMELY useful menu option in the Skype menu Help called Heartbeat (Skype Status). This might have been around a long time, but first for me. When you click on it, it will open your browser and send you to http://heartbeat.skype.com/
This page lists all issues that have been acknowledged by Microsoft Skype team and their status and proposed workarounds –
Very useful tool if you see odd behavior in Skype!