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  1. Have a way to access my Contacts

    Have a way to access the same csv Contacts that are all my email and other VOIP systems.

    1 vote
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  2. Recording not saved - Save local backup as security measure.

    Save a local backup of recordings that are accessible for 24hrs after the recording ends. Contacted customer support about a recording that didn't save in our Skype chat and we lost an interview we recorded.

    Customer ticket #1007702064

    1 vote
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  3. Use Skype as API ( outsourcing for mobile/web app )

    make skype as API and enable mobile/web application to use it as a third party benefiting from video calls inside their app

    1 vote
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  4. You should be able to stop another person from sharing their screen

    Often people forget they are sharing their screen and there is no way on my end to stop it and return to a normal IM window. I have to message the person to remind them to stop sharing their screen.

    5 votes
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  5. There should be a group call manager like host or moderator

    There should be a group call manager like host or moderator to manage the meeting to control others.

    2 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Screen sharing

    When screen sharing on any type of phone, it would be great to also be able to share sound

    2 votes
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  8. Be able to manage backgrounds from apple IOS devices

    Be able to manage backgrounds from apple IOS devices

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  9. FULL SCREEN!!!

    "full screen" should be just FULL SCREEN!!! The full video should be the only one shown on the screen, please remove the gray border on the top and bottom, it's so bothering.

    8 votes
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  10. May I know how to save the subtitles history to text files?

    May I know how to save the subtitles history to text files? I think this is useful.

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  11. I have a SIP enabled phone app. I want to be able to use that to make Skype calls to Sweden.

    I subscribe to Skype-to-phone calls to Sweden and also have a Swedish Skype number. My phone app for regular calls has SIP support. I want to use that app for those Skype-to-phone calls and NOT use the Skype app in those cases. I also want to receive incoming phone calls to that number in my phone app.

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  12. Various Effects in video calling

    Video calling should gives us some effects to enhance the quality of the picture

    3 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. I think you should put in

    I think you should add in on calls where you can go on a diffrent app and the other person can still see your face

    2 votes
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  15. Access-list for Autoanswer and Autocam

    It is best that the autoanswer and autocam feature of skype can be set to work only when the contact is in the list of individual who can avail of autoanswer and autocam. This way, the privacy is still maintained for a specific set of individuals.

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  16. I need to see my interlocutor when I demonstrate my screen

    Skype version 8.63... Doesn’t allow you both: see your interlocutor and demonstrate your screen at the same time. It was good to see a reaction on what you showing to a person, don’t you think so?

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  17. Avoid popup of skype window after finish call

    When I hide the skype during a call from the screen,It has been observe on the new version .Once the call drop or end the call by the receiver the skype is popping up on the screen without clicking he skype logo.This need to be avoided.Once the user decide to hide the skype it need to be hide unless the user decide to use the skype again

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  18. Remove everything from Full Screen

    8.62 now has that black bar at the bottom that won't fade away. Bring back the old days when everything would fade including my profile pic (unless I'm using my cam too) and just keep the skype watermark in the corner. Even the watermark had an option to be removed. I want a true full screen experience without all the clutter.

    12 votes
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  19. i really want a feature where i can change the ring tone of my calls when i or someone calls me, thanks

    you basically change the ring tone when someone calls you in the settings, I would really love that

    4 votes
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  20. Muting programs

    I need an option to change muting programs or not. I was on a call for a long time and I couldn't be able to change if I can mute programs or not. Please add the option to add to not mute programs. Thanks, random name.

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