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  1. When a video call fails or goes unanswered, automatically suggest that the user leave a Video Message.

    When a video call fails or can't be connected, automatically route users to the Video Message experience so they can record and send a video message.

    9 votes
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  2. Allow free SMS via carrier SMS -> Email gateways

    Most cell carriers have an SMS -> Email gateway. This allows messages to be sent for free via email to any SMS number. This would be an alternative to requiring a cellular account to send SMS messages as they could be sent from the Skype network via an outbound email gateway. Also, it would eliminate the ludicrous 11¢ per message charge for outbound SMS with Skype credit. Google manages to support it via Google Talk for free so why can't Skype?

    24 votes
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  3. bring back password

    what happened to having to sign on AND use a password to get on skype. that way there is more security. We want that back.

    14 votes
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  4. Remove the silent merge of Skype-Microsoft accounts

    Nobody really likes things happening without consent, nor the fact you're unable to un-merge accounts.

    32 votes
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  5. 187 votes
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  6. Message status

    Message from someone only pops up briefly. It will be very very helpful to show an unread message outstanding on the skype icon. This used to be a feature, what happened???

    7 votes
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  7. Keep Active Now selected

    When I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now (to display only the currently active contacts), I want that selection to be preserved even if I select another tab and come back to the Contacts tab. Example, I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now. Then I go to the Chats tab. When I select the Contacts tab again, it should display my previously selected choice, eg only the ones that are Active Now. Currently it defaults to All every time I go back to the Contacts tab. That is not what most people want. Most…

    15 votes
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  8. Given multi-device use, support screen sharing on one instance while voice chatting on another

    I find myself frequently in scenarios where I'm having a conversation on a speaker (e.g. Invoke) or mobile phone but want to share my screen or receive a shared screen on another device (say my computer, tablet, or xbox). Essentially I have multiple devices running skype and want some easy configurability on how I use it (audio channels on device, screenshare another, etc).

    The screen sharing out to others, shouldn't be a big deal UI wise since I should just be able to click to share the screen (but don't see this option unless I'm in an active audio/video session…

    9 votes
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  9. deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    20 votes
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  10. Please give an option to delete groups

    we are unable to delete groups. If you give option to delete group it will be helpful

    9 votes
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  11. Hi! I'd like to have a pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    Pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    It should stay active till I find that chat.

    5 votes
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  12. Subscription limitations

    The subscription is limited for one time purchase, let suppose that I purchase one subscription for a month, and that subscription is finished before the time period, then i am not able to purchase the same subscription for the second time, it must be changed, so that the customer can purchase the same subscription for 2nd or even 3rd time.

    9 votes
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  13. how to add contacts

    On the older versions it was easy to find and add a contact from different points on the screen, But lately Ive been spending frustrating hours just to add a contact name to a number I dialed or create a new one from previous history , in all of the late versions are AWFUL and the problem is that I have 4 accounts with automatic recharge for more than several years now , and I'm about to cancel all of my accounts if this issue isn't updated to show clearly and or pop up from different points around the screen;…

    18 votes
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  14. Group chat with blocked person

    We are using Skype to work in a development team. I have been abused by one of the members. Now, I am a big boy, I don't go crying to mommy, so I just blocked the dude. No sweat there. But the problem now is that we do work on a project together, and I need to be able to chat regarding work in group chats.

    I therefore suggest that when you block a person, add an option to block him from private chats, group chats, or both.

    7 votes
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  15. Hi, I want to check the number of call I make on a daily basis, It was possible in the previous version but unable to do it in the new one

    Hi, I want to check the number of call I make on a daily basis, It was possible in the previous version but unable to do it in the new one

    5 votes
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  16. Could you please provide an option to customise the theme colours, which now we have only dark and light. This would be a massive tool.

    Could you please provide an option to customise the theme colours, which now we have only dark and light. This would be a massive tool for the users who are often engaged with Skype. Customising the overall theme layout would be handy for developers who give this as a massive support, if you could implement for us.

    12 votes
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  17. Audio

    Please bring back the 4th button in the video chat frame which controls the volume of just the other person's voice, not the devices volume.

    16 votes
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  18. Windows version does not allow me to put in number Options when calling . Example "enter 1 if your call is for accounts or 2 etc. .

    Windows Skype does not allow me to enter options. For ex. Enter 1 for Accounts, or 2 for Customer service etc. It makes it useless for me when dialing a bank for instance when abroad. I have to use the Classic Version for that.

    7 votes
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  19. resizable sidebar

    make it that we can resize the sidebar wether to display only icons or with text with the length we wanted

    13 votes
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  20. Skype Number Caller Information

    Skype number calling idea. When a caller is calling, Skype looks up the number in the web directory and pulls information on that caller ID number. I.E. business name, Spam, person's name... similar to how android pull their caller ID number information.

    16 votes
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