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  1. 2 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. hiii

    whenever i call someone , i want to use my backgrounds but i don't have them, i go on the 3 dots and look for backgrounds but i still can't find it . i have updated my computer but it still isn't there , can you please help me get backgrounds ? thanks!

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  4. Internet Service

    Microsoft should start its own high quality, high speed Internet Service in India - so that Indians can use Skype. We want to use Skype, but due to poor internet service in India, we aren't able to use it.

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  5. Enhance video image

    Can you enhance the image of the caller much like Zoom? Soften the freckles and wrinkles little?

    1 vote
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  6. Allow resizing and moving the icon of the video camera when sharing the screen, as it was the case for older versions

    Allow resizing and moving the icon of the video camera when sharing the screen, as it was the case for older versions

    2 votes
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  7. filters

    Add filters like in messinger so the cll does not need yous beground i realy think it wold me awsome

    3 votes
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  8. background

    Set Virtual Background for a Group...

    It would be nice if we could choose a virtual background for each group chat we belong to so that we could create a theme for a given meeting.

    2 votes
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  9. Exclude person option for voice calling

    Hi Team,
    I want "exclude a person(s) from a call" option in group chat. That person can understand call is started and if he wants to join then he can. Otherwise caller can select exclude option.

    1 vote
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  10. Screen share both ways

    It would be nice if we could screen share both ways. I'm frequently in calls with family and friends and we screen share regularly on Discord because we can both share our screens at the same time, but Discord doesn't allow system audio to be captured. However, in Skype, when one of us screen shares, the other persons screen stops being shared, but we're able to share system audio.

    2 votes
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  11. Please add the Vietnamese language into Call translation subtitle.

    Hi Skype Administration,

    I have interested of using Skype as an online meeting tool in my business.
    Skype will be perfect if the Call Translation Subtitle by Vietnamese that my Mom can enjoy in any meeting.
    Please consider and add Vietnamese into Translation Subtitle feature.
    Thanks.
    Kenny.

    1 vote
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  12. let the user decide screen share with audio or without audio.

    I find this screen share feature really useful. but a minor issue is by default the audio cann't be share but sometimes it os necessary for conducting meetings. I hope you guys will work on this.

    3 votes
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  13. full screen share

    at the time of voice call if the user share the screen then there should be full screen option which doesn't include any type of borders.
    currently the user can not see the full taskbar at the other end and other user should be able to set the quality of shared screen.

    3 votes
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  14. Remote Control

    Like in Zoom, you can control people's cursor and make changes on their screen.

    3 votes
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  15. I think that you should be able to mute and unmute other people. I would love that so much.

    There should be a host and the host should be able to do most of the things that zoom hosts can do like unmute other people without permission!!

    4 votes
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  16. retrieve recording

    I was refereed to this channel by tech support.
    Support ticket number 1010238950

    My wife's grandmother lived in a different country and she passed away recently, but they have always been chatting over Skype. I don't think they even knew that they can record ongoing sessions. My wife is hoping if there any possibility to retrieve at least one video session they had, because she is devastated that she has no videos of her Grandma.

    Would it help if we provide a death certificate if there are privacy concerns? Is there ANY way we can retrieve at least one video?…

    2 votes
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  17. Call recording if you make or receive a normal call

    Audio Call recording - I have a subscribed number and it would be useful to have call recording feature when people call that line

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  18. Make Japanese 0120 toll free numbers available

    Please make it available to call Japanese toll free 0120 numbers via Skype credits, or a Skype number.

    1 vote
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  19. Make 8-800 calls possible in Russia using skype

    Make 8-800 calls possible in Russia using skype

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  20. request screen control while sharing

    request screen control while sharing

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