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Skype makes it easier to sign out in latest update

Skype Android tablet

When Skype for Android 4.0 first launched, many users found it difficult to sign out. It was so hard to find, in fact, that some accused Microsoft and Skype of enacting an evil plan to keep users signed into Skype all the time. That certainly wasn’t the case — it’s just that the sign-out button was hidden in the menu of the profile screen and nowhere else to be found.

The developers have addressed that, though, as they have issued an update that brings the sign-out button to the menu of each of the main three views (Recent, Favorites and People), as well as the profile view. It’s a small change, but considering how many people were lost following the update it’s one of the more important ones.

The latest update also brings more bug fixes, including a fix for an issue that prevented users from making calls or changing their availability status to online. The update awaits you in the Google Play Store, so get over there and download it so you can finally sign out.




  • Modman

    More companies need to take the Mark Zuckerberg approach if you develop for android you should have to use your product and not another platform or be fired. Its not certain but could the developer be a user of iphone or windows phone. How else didn’t he realize the exit button was missing.

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      To be fair, there is some sense
      to an “always on” approach to communication apps. Eventually, we’ll
      want to be at a point where we don’t need to schedule ahead to set up a
      video or VOIP call or wait until someone starts the app. Just like
      making a call, we should be able to dial them up and have it ring on
      their end. Whether they answer or not, is still up to them.

  • ArmageddonX

    If Skype was not a Microsoft product, I would consider it spyware. The program is so intrusive and difficult to turn off (even on the PC).

    • Carl Rood

      To be fair, there is some sense to an “always on” approach to communication apps. Eventually, we’ll want to be at a point where we don’t need to schedule ahead to set up a video or VOIP call or wait until someone starts the app. Just like making a call, we should be able to dial them up and have it ring on their end. Whether they answer or not, is still up to them.

  • lolwut

    If I was talking to her, I wouldn’t want to sign out

  • Cesar Ortiz

    thank god they fixed that! It was really annoying going to your profile just to sign out…

  • PooPooTron

    yuck! that nasty non-nexus tablet makes me sick
    especially since it looks like it’s running honeycomb

    • Sean Royce

      No one cares.

  • Sean Royce

    I thought it was just me! I downloaded it for the first time last week and I ended up force closing it in the task manager! Took me so long to find it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/firtvid20 Cloud Deter

    Thank god. I had to Google it after spending a few minutes trying to fnd out where it was. Great to see they are listening. Now please fix the profile privacy options next.