Skype for Windows Limits File Transfer to 100MB

Microsoft announced several changes to sharing files in Skype for the desktop recently.

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Though, i've never sent files using Skype...it's certainly a bad news for those who use Microsoft's communication tool to share files online. The software giant has among others announced implementing of 100MB per-file limitation. If you try to send a lfile arger than 100MB, an error -- "Not sent - File is larger than 100 MB," pops-up.

Secondly, all the files that you have shared, now have a 30-day capping i.e. after a files exceed this "time limit" you cann't download anymore. "Once past the 30-day mark, the file will no longer be available and instead, you'll see a thumbnail with the message "file unavailable"," says Microsoft.

Now, a good news, Skype, will now automatically sync files across all devices that you are using. "Which means if you share something in Skype on your computer, it will also be available for download on your mobile device, and vice versa."

Finally, Microsoft also notes, that transfers will resume automatically if the connection is lost during file transfer.

So, wht Microsoft would do this, simply becasue, the software giants promoting its cloud file storage OneDrive to share files larger than 100 megabytes. "Have you tried OneDrive? If you'd like to send a file larger than 100 MB, you can share it to your friends and family with OneDrive, our secure and reliable cloud storage," the company added.

Those new to Skype, just need to select a contact, and then click on the send file icon, pick a file from your system to transfer it.

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