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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. outgoing fax

    If your paying for an outgoing calling you should be able to FAX to the Number your calling

    15 votes
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  2. Give option to user to hide message previews from sidebar - Privacy

    The user must be able to hide his message preview from sidebar. We do not want anyone who is approaching our sceen to be able to read the last sentence of a conversation with another person. It is a matter of privacy!

    25 votes
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  3. Please return the option to see the numbers that you are calling (Skype to phone)

    Can't see the numbers I am calling in the current version. After selecting a country code, numbers disappear

    8 votes
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  4. Copy part of a message

    The newset version has copy feature but seems to only copy the whole message, not the highlighted part of the message. Would be useful to copy part of a message, ie an email within a message.

    13 votes
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  5. Add Call Waiting features at least when using Skype number!

    Please add a call waiting feature, so that we can activate/deactivate this feature so that when someone calls us whilst we are already in a call we can choose if that someone hears a busy tone or not because at the moment if we are on a call, a second call will always come through which isn’t great!

    9 votes
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  6. Please keep the Skype design philosophies separated between mobile and desktop.

    You've seemed insistent that mobile interfaces are the future of computing, and you're right in that they they are the future of computing FOR MOBILE DEVICES.

    Apple figured out how to improve the desktop experience. Microsoft originally had almost mastered it with Windows 7, and instead of improving on that even more, Microsoft decided that mobile operating systems are the future, and they've never let up on it.

    When Skype was released, there wasn't such a thing as smartphones yet. Up until Skype 8 for Windows, it was still very much a desktop-centric app.

    If people want to use…

    13 votes
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  7. Bring back SMS relay

    Skype updated itself to version 8.30.0.98 and it lost the SMS relay feature I was using.
    Please bring it back

    19 votes
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  8. Why can't we have screen sharing features

    Please provide the screen sharing features

    7 votes
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  9. to be able to automatically be signed in as invisible

    to have an option to be able to be invisible when you are signed in in settings

    20 votes
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  10. Contacts.

    CONTACTS.
    Version 8 Skype is most unpleasant to use. It does not show contacts who are online and NOT ACTIVE but are available to call.
    Make Skype so that I can see who is AVAILABLE to call because they are online but not busy.

    39 votes
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  11. 5 votes
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  12. Improve skype for blind people

    My uncle is blind and this latest versions of skype are not easy at all for him to navigate. make better default keyboard shortcuts

    8 votes
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  13. add a telephone number

    I used to be able to add someones phone number to their profile (on my skype) so that when they are not available on Skype I can call their phone. This option seems to have disappeared in new versions of Skype. A pity as it made you money as I used my skype credit a lot more.

    11 votes
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  14. 405 votes
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  15. 11 votes
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  16. editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    23 votes
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  17. contact list

    I have a few names in my contact list that are dead. How do I delete their names?

    31 votes
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  18. 31 votes
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  19. Password on private messeges

    Add a password to your messages or private messages

    8 votes
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  20. Where's the bleeps?

    I can't tell if someone sends IM to me. Bring back the desktop version.

    10 votes
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