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  1. Allow PC Users to add custom sound effects

    Hi, I doubt anyone from Skype will see this, but I think it would be so cool if you could add custom sound effects (like custom notification sounds) to skype. I think this would be a huge help for peoples needs, and would also make those who miss the sounds from Classic Skype happy. Thanks!

    6 votes
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  2. How can I stop other participant to remove me from the group call . The app should block this feature to mute or remove other participant.

    The aap should block thjs featurs or give the name of the culprit who is removing continuously the other participant. And only the host of tghe group should have that authority. And I think the aap dont have any concern abkut their aap users

    7 votes
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  3. How about a feature that allows us to change the background like Zoom can :-)

    How about a feature that allows us to change the background like Zoom can. Presently there is no feature to do this on the latest version of Skype which is a real bummer.

    6 votes
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  4. Resolution options to improve quality of sound

    Choice of resolution just like on YouTube
    Lower resolution potentially improving stability and sound quality
    Higher security version for confidential communication at work, civil service, criminal justice etc.

    6 votes
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  5. Please, help me

    Good afternoon. My groupmates constantly turn off my microphone or remove me from the video call, can you restrict access to them feature? I

    5 votes
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  6. Recognising the Remover and mMter

    The feature of recognition of the ones who mute or remove other participants from the call so that proper action could be taken against then by the head.

    5 votes
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  7. Save our eardrums, make the ringtone quiter, atleast for the person calling

    It is somewhat more understandable that it is loud for the person receiving the phone call but it does not have to be eardrum shattering loud for the person waiting for the other person to pick up.

    Maybe have some nice deep sound like discord, the current one is obnoxious and it hurts.

    Well done on the rest of skype, I hope you will take this in to consideration

    8 votes
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  8. The ability to see all partners at once

    Please invent the setting which helps change the number of videos on my screen! If I have a chat with 10 people, I can see only 4 of them while the others are just little circles on top of the screen. I need to move them all the time to see everybody.

    8 votes
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  9. Add group video chats among echo show devices

    Enable group video chats among multiple echo shows

    8 votes
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  10. Allow for “ringtone” change

    Please allow us to change our Skype “ringtone” to something of our choosing. Let us make changes to what ringtone we want our contacts to have. I have missed numerous calls because I didn’t identify the sound. It isn’t distinct. It does not matter how loud my volume is; I can’t hear the Skype call. I like using classic ringtones and music as ringtones because it’s attention-grabbing and I can assign a specific ringtone to each of my contacts so i am able to identify who is calling without having to look at he phone screen.

    15 votes
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  11. Breakout Rooms

    Zoom has breakout rooms and I miss this feature. I am teaching online, and I really miss it. Is there any chance of having it?

    6 votes
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  12. Add a ability in free or in the paid subscription of skype that in group calls,participants other than hosted will not allowed to remove oth

    Due to corona virus,schools are giving class on skype. The participants of group arr continuously removing and mute the other participants for fun. Plz fix this issue it is giving touble in studies and time. Add a feature that help us to trace that person or add a feature that participants do not allowed to do this. Thank you.

    8 votes
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  13. To know who cut my call

    Can I know who cuts my call because they started playing with the people over there and we cannot find who it is. It shows that your call have been removed from the call by other participant. Is there a way I could get a specific name

    6 votes
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  14. Scheduled Meetings

    It's about time to include a "Schedule a Meeting" feature with Calendar integration to Skype. That would certainly Zap the Zoom.

    8 votes
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  15. The Recorded Video Must have a speaker only view.

    In a video conference call if any member starts recording, the recorded video which has an validity of 1 month should only show the speaker view.
    for eg- if one records in a group call the speaker only should be visible instead of a grid view in which all are visible. it should be as if one is streaming online.
    Thanks. Hope you will do the Needfull.

    7 votes
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  16. function to make people not throw you out of the conversation or silence you

    function to make people not throw you out of the conversation or silence you

    6 votes
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  17. Show video for all people in Video meeting

    Currently when in a video chat it only shows the active video for the last 6 people that have spoken in the chat. It would be ideal though to have the ability to see the video feed from everyone on the call. In the age of COVID-19, this has suddenly become a standard expectation by users and pretty much the one killer feature of Zoom and its primary advantage over Skype. I love Skype and try to recommend it to other people for so many excellent features it has that are better than the competition, but the lack of this…

    8 votes
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  18. 7 votes
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  19. Idea for teaching classess

    I am teacher and during my skype classes I have faced few issues as follows:
    1: Students remove me from the conference during the live session.
    2: They mute my mic.
    3: They mute other student's mics.

    Recommend some feature like presenter/ attendee in Microsoft teams where the attendee cannot mute or remove the presenter from the class

    5 votes
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  20. Screen sharing

    Screen and application sharing is not very user friendly. I have had to do many test-runs to check that it is working when I have wanted to share a presentation with others.

    IT needs to be much more intuitive and also needs to be less clunky especially if the bandwidth is low. Competitors such as Zoom manage to do it so suggest Skype do it too if you want to keep the business!

    5 votes
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