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  1. Turn off self-view

    I want the option to remove my video during a call

    1 vote

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  2. Clean Call Story

    I'm not talking about the chat history, I'm talking about the calls. My skype is over 12 years old and keeps a history of calls and people who no longer even use the service. Just like the message, the call history should have the option to clear them as well.

    1 vote

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  3. Suggest virtual backgrounds for video, e.g. photos etc.

    Suggest virtual backgrounds for video, e.g. photos etc. that can be uploaded and selected to use in place of the actual background (a basement for example, which may not be particularly flattering, but where my office is currently located).

    1 vote

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  5. make it so i don't have an earrape

    make it so if its at 100% volume on pc lower the call sound

    1 vote

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  6. Check out openphone.co they have tons of features we could benefit from in the Skype ecosystem

    Enable text to speech responders, enable audio transcription of the voicemail, enable call filtering (to weed out sales calls)

    1 vote

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  7. block unwanted calls regardless of paying this should not be exclusive to paying customers

    getting like 25-30 people adding me on skype that I do not know it's annoying is skype now the scam capital of the internet too? HMM?

    3 votes

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  8. block unwanted calls regardless of paying this should not be exclusive to paying customers

    getting like 25-30 people adding me on skype that I do not know it's annoying is skype now the scam capital of the internet too? HMM?

    0 votes

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  9. Do not minimize full screen apps/games when a call comes in

    During full screen apps (such as games), if a skype call comes in, it minimizes the game entirely. Please allow us to disable that.

    1 vote

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  10. Do not minimize full screen apps/games when a call comes in

    During full screen apps (such as games), if a skype call comes in, it minimizes the game entirely. Please allow us to disable that.

    1 vote

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  11. Cast to TV

    I should be able to cast my Skype Video Call over to my TV.
    I understand that the current call will continue to use the webcam and mic from my laptop/mobile, but at least i will be able to see and hear the video of the caller on my TV, which will significantly enhance my calling experience.

    2 votes

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  12. Hello, the pop up window that notifies me that I have an incoming call is too small.

    Hello, the pop up window that notifies me that I have an incoming call is too small. It needs to be about 10 times bigger (width and height) so it will than take up 20% of my monitor. I miss a lot of calls cause I do not see the tiny pop up in the corner of my screen.

    2 votes

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  13. Breakout rooms for class debate or conversation

    I'm a language educator and in language classes we do a lot of pair work, or sometimes up to four participants in the conversation or debate group. The teacher must be checking on the pairs or groups to see how their doing and provide assistance. Having an easy feature to separate participants in breakout rooms would be awesome.

    2 votes

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  14. Stereo audio enable and high quality music mode

    I’m a full time musician and full time music producer, I run live streams every week and so far, Skype has shown greatly how easy it is to invite guests using the NDI feature to my live streaming platform, my only problem is that I cannot invite a singer with a full band that will allow me to have a clean stereo mix into my platform, it forces me use zoom using the free NDi tool kit which because zoom does not have NDi feature built in but they do have stereo enable and high quality music mode for those…

    3 votes

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  15. Push to talk feature for Windows

    Instead of skype detecting your voice, you will be able trigger it by pressing a button and then you will be able to talk.

    2 votes

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  16. camera setting preferences

    more camera setting preferences to help with resolution and mirrored images from web cams

    2 votes

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  17. Please provide an option to change the ringtone

    Provide the user with an option to choose between two to three ringtone.

    5 votes

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  18. Please

    When will skype bots be added to Denmark and other countries? We've been waiting for a long time! Please add it.

    2 votes

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  19. me in grid view for desktop

    Recently i can't add myself to the gird view.

    2 votes

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  20. please give us the teachers the option to unmute a child's mic

    The lesson would be much easier if i had the option to unmute a student's mic.I wouldn't have to wait for him/her to unmute.. and you can understand that a lesson would run much smoother...

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