Fresh from iOS' embarrassing Messages bug that could crash iPhones with a random string of text, a similar flaw is hitting Skype across platforms. Specifically, sending a message containing only "https://:" sends the app into an endless crash loop in Windows, Android, and iOS devices.

Neither Skype for Mac nor the touch-specific version for Windows 8.1 are affected, according to VentureBeat. The site first reported about the issue citing forum posters who claimed not even deleting your chat history worked, because Skype will download it afresh and crash every time you start the app.

On Windows the crashed happened not only on the receiver's end but the sender's as well, while iOS and Android only crashed on the receiving end.

The only workaround was to have the person who sent you the message delete it and to install an older, bug-free version of Skype.

The company has since rushed out a patch that filters out the offending characters. If you rely on Skype for messaging be sure to grab the latest version for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.