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  1. Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions

    Just like Apple has done with their emojis, it would be great to have and use emojis in Skype that represent a variety of hues.

    95 votes
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      36 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Refine your compromised account detection system.

      Non-compromised accounts of English as a Second Language tutors of RareJob Inc. who use personal skype accounts in contacting students who use personal accounts are being suspended/deactivated for sending contact requests.

      Their line of business via Skype should not be violations of the Fair Use Policy.

      RareJob Inc. Can be considered as one of your loyal customers for 11 years and counting.

      You already messed up with the UI. Will you also mess up the usage itself of Skype?

      78 votes
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      • Push to talk

        Push to Talk. It is a thing. Literally every other VoIP app has this and Skype used to from what I gather.

        27 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Online/Offline notification

          Online/Offline notification …. this feature had been removed from skype 8 its an important feature and cant really understand why its removed. Its really distracting and time wasting to keep checking skype to see if a contact logged in to skype or not, its really annoying. Please add back the notification so it makes our life easier with skype as we knew it.

          29 votes
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          • Option to remove Cortana

            Cortana should be opt-in only and the option to remove or opt-out available.

            It's that simple.

            44 votes
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              6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Notification of a contact coming online

              The old Skype had a feature where we could get skype to play a tune if any contact came online. So you could be away from your PC but on hearing that a contact came online you could quickly look who it was and start a chat if necessary. This was extremely useful for situations when people are in massively different time zones but one party needs to contact the other as soon as that other is online.

              Could we have this reinstated in version 8 ?

              29 votes
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              • This new version stinks

                Don't get notifications, can't submit feedback, can't report problems. I'm about to switch to WhatsApp for good!

                127 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Reinstate the Away option

                  The Away option tells contacts that I am not available currently, but that you can send a message, which will then appear in the system tray with a number embedded on the icon. I haven't a clue whether the current options of invisible or do not disturb allow this, as I have no way to test them.

                  28 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 96 votes
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                      33 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Do NOT like the new skype

                      1. No split window or option to split. Bring it back.
                      2. No dates on previous calls to or from people. There used to be. Bring it back.
                      3. No way of knowing if a person is online unless they are actually talking to someone.
                      4. Only Active, Invisible or Do Not Disturb. Why did you remove the others?
                      5. You have reduced the size of the icons for videoing and phoning and adding a contact and removed the highlighting that made it stand out. Bring it back.
                      6. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The new version is…

                      29 votes
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                      • Delete Contact

                        I want to be able to right-click on a contact, see an option to delete the contact, select it and then have the contact disappear.

                        As a fall-back, I should be able to "view profile" and then see an option to delete the contact. At present, neither is possible.

                        Example: I right clicked on "Cortana", a nagging intrusive contact whom I WANT GONE from my contact list. I selected "View Profile" and scrolled Cortana's whole profile, but there's no option to delete. Cortana is ruining my Skype experience, forcing me to turn off Skype completely until it is gone.

                        THIS…

                        86 votes
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                        • I want the compact version with multiple chat windows. This version sucks!

                          Get back the compact version with multiple chat windows, This one is horrible, there is nothing I like. And please get rid of that annoying Cortana. Seems to me that Microsoft is doing its best to push customers out of using Skype.

                          380 votes
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                            20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 7 votes
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                            • Can you make the screen share like it was before.

                              One of the things that's a bit annoying about sharing the screen is there's a bunch of useless clutter when watching a screen share that's impossible to get rid of. Also it's not proper full screen anymore. Can you restore it to how it was before ruining it thanks?

                              10 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Access all chat history on Skype 8

                                Having all your chat history from previous versions stored in Skype v8 rather than just a subset. I think this is important before discontinuing v7 so that it's not lost. Not everyone will want chat history, but sometimes it can be very important (for personal, business, legal etc).

                                Viewing history in v7:
                                - See the entire chat including new messages
                                - Seeing the chat as it was with pictures, link previews, emojis etc.
                                - Efficient searching

                                Viewing history in v8 (via exporter):
                                - Only shows pre v8 history
                                - Requires searching a plainer HTML file
                                - No pictures etc

                                Hopefully…

                                16 votes
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                                • Bring back the split screen!

                                  Bring back the split screen feature as it was in 7.41‼‼‼

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Allow us to simply remove a contact, instead of having to block them.

                                    On the new version, instead of making us block a contact, please allow us to simply remove them, like we could before. There is one associate that I speak to on Skype and I might remove them from my contact list, but I would not want to outright block them! Some people may want to remove an ex, or they get upset with a family member. However, I'm sure in an emergency, they would want them to be able to message them. These are a few examples, though. Please bring back the ability to remove, if need be, but don't…

                                    152 votes
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                                    • it should have split window chat like old version

                                      Kindly update the split window feature in latest version it will very helpful when we talk with multiple people.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Please remove "Suggested" contacts option

                                        Please remove "Suggested" contacts option. "Suggested" is placed at the Top of the screen where it is CONSTANTLY in the way. People already know who they are going to call. You have given us the option to Hide Favorites but no option to Hide Suggested. Besides, why on Earth would we want to hide Favorites? The reason why we all use Skype is to call SPECIFIC people. People we already have on our mind to call. NOT SUGGESTED. If this feature is not changed soon I will be leaving Skype for something else. ANYTHING IS BETTER than this pain in…

                                        33 votes
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                                        • Please add online/offline notification

                                          I really miss the notification sound when someone on my friend list comes online or offline... This is from the original Skype... I have used it for years and I know there are more people having used it for longer time than I.

                                          Please make it back to us... We miss those sounds... Such familiar sounds...

                                          89 votes
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