Just yesterday, a weird bug was spotted on Skype for all platforms. If you send a message containing “http://:”, the app would crash on any platform. Thankfully, the awesome engineering team over at Skype has been working hard to release a fix quickly, and it’s live right now. The company stated:
We are aware of a problem that was causing Skype clients to crash. Our engineering teams worked hard to resolve this issue, and have released updates for all impacted Skype platforms.
I’ve tried sending the message from one of my old Skype accounts to my current one, and the bug is no longer there. As it seems like, Skype is auto filtering out messages that contain “http://:” — meaning that the messages get deleted automatically. It isn’t yet clear if Microsoft will fix the issue properly, and it the service may continue to automatically delete the messages containing those characters.
The latest update for Skype for Windows, Windows Phone, Android and other platforms is live and you can grab it from here.