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  1. Video filters

    In the 'Zoom' app, an option is there like video filters. It is like things visually in us but not really like ar picture.

    4 votes

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  2. keyboard shortcut for switching between shared screens

    At the moment it takes time to switch between shared screens as you have to go back in. It would be good if you could just switch between screens with a keyboard shortcut.

    2 votes

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  3. turn off quality check

    turn off quality check

    Each time I terminate a Skype call, the program keeps asking about quality.

    It's since ice age that is good, I confirmed with five stars a gazillion times.

    Can I disable this annoying request for good?

    1 vote

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  4. End videocall automatically

    Set the length of videocalls

    1 vote

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  5. 5 votes

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. Voice Mailbox - Sprache einstellen

    Ich habe ganz neu einen private Skype-Account mit lokaler Telefonnummer.

    Beim Test stellte ich fest, dass der Anrufbeantworter eine englische Nachricht spricht. Ich finde keine Möglichkeit, den Anrufbeantworter auf deutsch einzustellen. Für mich bzw. meine Bekannten/Verwandten, die mich anrufen, wäre das wichtig, da einige von ihnen kein englisch verstehen.

    MfG

    Dieter

    I have a brand new private Skype account with a local phone number.

    When I tested it, I found that the answering machine speaks an English message. I cannot find a way to set the answering machine to German. This would be important for me or my acquaintances/relatives who…

    2 votes

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  8. In video settings there should be background effects

    In video settings, there should be background effects

    1 vote

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  9. disable pop out video with multiple displays

    I'm a Deaf Support Engineer for Microsoft and use skype frequently for meetings and calls.

    One annoyance I often experience while using Skype with multiple displays is whenever I browse another open application on an extended monitor during a live video meeting, Skype will open a pop out video and it overlays on top of the main Skype screen forcing me to close the pop out video every time.

    Basically, Skype doesn't recognize when my computer is connected to several monitors and I need the ability to disable video pop out when using multiple displays.

    thank you

    2 votes

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  10. (skype for ipad) Allow for optional pop out window for video. I want the video to stay on while I use other apps on my ipad at the same time

    Please allow me to keep my video on while simultaneously using other apps on my iPad. It is very frustrating to have my video go black for the other Skypers every time I need to do something else while Skyping. Please create an optional pop out window for the video like on the desktop version. Thank you thank you!

    2 votes

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  11. Auto hide controls in video call

    When you are in a video call auto hide the controls.

    1 vote

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  12. Record a conversation

    Record a conversation

    2 votes

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  13. One-step Recording

    I clicked 'Record' but couldn't find the file after the call. Clicking 'Record' should automatically save the file to the default Skype folder in Documents

    2 votes

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  14. Navigation (mute, hang, etc.) Buttons aren't available while screen shared

    When we share our screen and go the respective screen we aren't able to see mute, hang up, and those buttons.
    Yes i can do those operations with keyboard shortcuts keys but all users may not know this shortcuts.
    Those buttons should be pop up when we hover towards the bottom or may ve top area.

    Thanks
    Madhav

    2 votes

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  15. Microsoft thank you for such a wonderful app but skype sometimes lags besides that skype is the best

    U can add a feature where I can directly start whiteboard or office like on teams

    2 votes

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  16. Picture in Picture support for Skype on iPad

    iPad supports Picture in Picture for apps. Please consider offering this feature from Skype as well to facilitate multitasking while using Skype.

    2 votes

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  17. 1 vote

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  18. View only one side of a conversation, in a Skype recording.

    As a music student, like many others, I am taking lessons by Skype, during the pandemic. I record my lessons, so that I can note comments and ideas from my teacher and listen to him playing parts of the piece I am learning, for review during the coming week. However, this is less useful than it could be, ie. because I can see both parties on the recording and the screen is split, I can't see how he is placing his fingers of either hand on the classical guitar, which is crucial to my learning. It would be hugely beneficial…

    3 votes

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  19. Check box to turn on/off auto joining calls with camera on and speaker unmuted

    Zoom has this feature and many people find it very useful, including myself.

    1 vote

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  20. 2 votes

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