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  1. Don't force close Skype 7 while I'm in the middle of a call to make me upgrade

    today, instead of just a dialog I could dismiss, the demand that I upgrade from Skype 7 actually DISCONNECTED MY CALL, closed the app and did not allow me to continue using Skype 7 at all. This is about the worst customer experience I could imagine because I was actually speaking to someone and the call just cut off and I couldn't redial. I have no idea if my blocking bugs in new versions of Skype have been fixed; I just know that Skype thought the desire to force me to upgrade was more important than my business call.

    7 votes
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  2. Conversation history

    Provide for permanently DELETING the ENTIRE conversation history AT ONE GO! Deleting one at a time is sheer waste of time and efforts.

    17 votes
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  3. functionality on old version 7 not available on the new one

    In the old version 7 of skype it was possible to see last contact access with format year year day hour minutes and seconds putting your status on Offline. In the new is possible to see only the time since the last time the contact was online (x hours ago, y days ago, etc.).
    Is it possible to see the details as in the previous version?

    9 votes
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  4. This is absolute garbage. This is the same incompetence that resulted in people leaving IE.

    Give people back the old version, work the on new version and THEN release a FINISHED product. You're product is now useless to me.

    10 votes
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  5. It would be good to have possibility to hide chat until new message with quote or @mentions

    It would be good to have possibility to hide chat (mostly it relates to group chats with friends) not until any new message come, but until new message with quote or @mentions

    6 votes
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  6. Bring back copy/paste quoting.

    Basically what the title says. I can't think of one good reason to keep the current "right click, select quote" method of quoting when ctlr+c/ctrl+v worked perfectly well in the past and let me copy more than just messages, but / commands (such as member roles or emotes or whatever) and the text they would produce with ease.

    18 votes
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  7. ADD SKYPE HOME . SO WE CAN SEE EVERYONE STATUS IN SKYPE HOME AS OLD VERSION OF SKYPE SO PLZ ADD IN THIS NEW VERSION

    Hello

    I am using Skype Version 8.30 & I want to inform you that One Feature is missing, which I get after Skype Classic Version 7.

    if we Open a Chat and we want to close (Minimize) that Chat then we can't do that, for that we need Home button which was given in Skype Classic, which was a much better option for users to close or minimize the Chat.

    please Add this Feature ASAP.

    Waiting for your Valuable reply,

    16 votes
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  8. Please change how the over all video works!!!

    When you minimize the window while in a call, you can see the other person but you can't see yourself. It'd be helpful to be able to see yourself, as well, like in older versions of Skype. Also while in a call (with the window opened), it'd be nice to be able to make the preview of yourself in a larger format so that you can actually see what the other person is seeing-- just like the old version. You also used to be able to switch between your friend's stream or yours interchangeably but now it's a vertical side…

    7 votes
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  9. Please give the split window feature. It's the only thing keeping me from ditching skype and just using discord.

    Now that I've been forced to update, split window is gone. It's the only thing that Skype had that I preferred over discord, so if it doesn't have it there's really no reason for me to use skype.

    14 votes
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  10. Fix the TINY chat window during audio call!!!!!!!

    I MUST have a large chat window in which to type during audio calls. It's so small that it's not usable. What were you guys thinking to shrink it the minute an audio call starts???? It's made Skype unusable for me!!!!!!!!!!

    9 votes
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  11. Allow me to port my existing number to Skype

    Please allow me to port an existing phone number to Skype. Google Voice has this ability. Why not Skype?

    9 votes
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  12. Show Outlook Contacts

    Skype does not show my Outlook Contacts, now you can't call your Outlook or iPhone Contacts, unless you dial. Please have an Outlook Contact only for the desktop app as in previous versions..

    18 votes
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  13. Appearance

    Maybe different color for the conversation text box for each chat participant

    5 votes
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  14. Allow a spelling to be added to your dictionary.

    If Skype thinks a word is misspelled and its correct let me add it to the dictionary!

    6 votes
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  15. Add Auto-Translate or Instant Translate

    Current flow for communicating with people who don't speak English is not convenient.
    Include an option to translate a message on right click and add a translation bellow the message.

    12 votes
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  16. restore options for history and privacy

    have options for history and privacy

    19 votes
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  17. Make the Layout customizable

    Please don't force the user to accept an unchangeable, yet ever-changing layout. Give them options like the following ones:


    • Let them chose where the chat is during a call. It used to be below, then you put it to the right, now it's on the left. For me, below works best by far.


    • Make the chat's size (width or height if below call) customizable. This also applies to only having the chat without a call.


    • Make your own chat texts left aligned in a fixed sized bubble, as it has been. Just like Lamborghini doesn't adopt the appearance of the…

    10 votes
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  18. Need to save subtitles from a meeting call to a file.

    I like the new subtitles feature. It potentially provides the notes from an online meeting. We need to save these to a file.

    50 votes
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  19. Subtitles

    Skype added subtitles in December 2018, and that's definitely a great first step! I am a cochlear implant recipient, and have used closed captioning for 20 years. You can imagine I was very happy about this, and I have used these new subtitles several times. So far, I always turn it off quickly into the skype video call. There are two reasons for this:
    1. The subtitles are shown for both parties - this is very cumbersome to follow and actually unnecessary. I know what I said! Please change this to only show the other party's comment subtitles.
    2. the…

    11 votes
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  20. I want to activate or deactivate automatic updates

    Allow the users to deactivate automatic updates..or at least automatic installation of updates

    24 votes
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