Skype Preview update fixes random crashes for Windows Insiders

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Skype is an application that allows you to make voice and video calls using an internet connection. The application can be used for free as long as you call other users that have Skype on their computers or mobile devices; if you want to call landline phones, you will need to pay for it. Skype is currently owned by Microsoft after the company bought it for $8.5 billion back in May 2011.

Unfortunately, one of the latest Skype Preview Updates that was released for Windows Insiders comes with some serious problems. While it brings some bug fixes and minor improvements, it introduces some annoying bugs at the same time. According to Insiders, this Skype Preview build is crashing quite frequently. There are a good number of threads on Reddit with users complaining about instant crashes on startup.

More specifically, Skype Insiders who installed Skype build 11.10.146.0 on their devices wish they hadn’t done it. Fortunately, Microsoft quickly released a new update to fix these random crashes.

We just published a fix in version 11.10.147 and you should be getting it shortly.

As to your question, this was only seen by users in the Windows Insider program. Although not ideal this situations can happen, we should always remember that at the end of the day there are humans building these apps
Luckily this issue was fixed fast and you and all of our users affected will be able to continue using Skype Preview.

We really appreciate your feedback and the fact that you took the time to report this issue, and we will work really hard so situations like this don’t happen again.”

The latest Skype build 11.10.147 fixes the random crashes, but also brings issues of its own. Many users report that their MMS messages are not working after installing this version.

Have you installed Skype version 11.10.147 on your device? Have you encountered particular issues after installing it?

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