It is truthfully beginning to seem like the Dawn of the Bugs, simply that these are software application bugs. The current news to hit the Web exposes how Skype for mobile and Windows desktop can be crashed by practically anyone using a basic eight characters based string, leaving the victim’s app in a crashing loop. However thankfully, there’s a fix for this specific problem too.

Unlike an earlier bug of a similar nature that crashed the iPhone Messages app, and another that had WhatsApp users in a twist, this certain Skype bug includes no fancy unique characters unlike the notorious duo abovementioned. Skype users getting a message containing “http://:” are practically done for as the app will remain to crash as long as that message resides in your chat history. That’s not all, on Windows, sending this message can also crash the app on the sender’s end.


Skype for Mac and the Windows 8.1 Metro app stay unaffected by this bug though. Android and iOS on the other hand remain vulnerable and have their own powerlessness. We understand that the Windows version of Skype keeps crashing with that message in the discussion history, but finalizing in with the very same Skype ID on Android or iOS does not seem to interrupt the app at all. What does bug the Skype for iOS and Android, is when it gets that specific message, it ends up in a crash loop just like the Windows version. Interestingly, sending that message from your smartphone does not seem to bother the Skype app on your end.

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Fortunately, a repair is offered for anyone affected by this bug on the said platforms. Obviously, Skype had actually taken notification of this problem and have released an updated app for all impacted platforms, rendering the bug redundant as of now. There remains no have to uninstall Skype and ask your buddy who pranked you to delete that message so you can check in once more.

Merely head over the Skype web site – – – to download the current release of Skype for Windows, or head over to the pertinent app store on iOS and Android to upgrade your existing Skype app.

(Source: Skype)

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