I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I am not a fan of Skype as an instant-messaging/chat client.

I'm not the only one (by far) who feels this way. And the folks on the Skype team know there are a lot of us former Windows Live Messenger users who are none too happy that Microsoft forced us off the service last year before Skype IM was really cooked.

The Skype team committed to fix the shortcomings in Skype overall, and Skype IM in particular. On February 13, the team provided a progress report on how things are going on that front.

"We know that as users have started using Skype on multiple devices, they’ve had difficulty keeping conversations in sync, or they’ve missed messages and seen 'read' messages on one device that are still marked as 'unread' on another. We’ve been working hard to solve these issues while adding other experiences to make an improved Skype chat," according to a February 13 post on the Skype Big Blog.

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