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  1. You MUST be able to see which of your Skypenumbers it is calling TO. You must also be able to choose which number you call from.

    You MUST be able to see which of your phone numbers it is calling. You must also be able to choose which number you call from.

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  2. subtitles for outgoing calls to landlines or cell phone

    Please make subtitles available for outgoing calls to landlines or cellphone for the hearing impaired!

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  3. 'Enhance my appearance?' (Zoom has this, it's nice and flattering!)

    Skype video appearance just needs softening round the edges, less nitty gritty detail

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  4. I'd love to be given the chance of "mouse control" for more interactive video calls!

    Hello there! Please add mouse control for the participant! This way, teachers can play interactive games with students! Thank you!!!

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  5. control background noise

    so that we still can hear each other's voice but the background noise's gone so we can hear each other without the background noise as zoom did

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Delete skype & integrate MS Teams & zoom into Outlook accounts

    How bout shutting down Skype entirely or changing & integrating it to a more meaningful useful tool such as MS Teams as well as Zoom into the "Meet Now" option into existing consumers email accounts (Hotmail & Outlook) & give users a lot more choice with how they want to chat to their loved ones? Thanks

    2 votes
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  8. Share the screen and the sound of the computer in the same time

    Hi !

    During my class with my student, I would like share the sound in the same time I share my screen. I can do that with Zoom but not with Skype. What a pity !

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  9. add sound monitor for calls

    Add an option for people who want to be able to hear their own voice, like a "monitor", and allow them to choose the level. This would work really well with the recording feature.

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  10. Only allow incoming calls from contacts you've already been messaging

    To avoid unwanted calls once someone has messaged you and you’ve accepted the chat then they can call, as a setting

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. rating call feature

    I need you to please stop asking me to rate the quality of the call.. In the days of fiber optic lines. 30 MB upload stream, this is just not necessary and EXTREMELY annoying time stealer. Please stop.. a lot of people are complaining about this, and if you insist on keeping it there, at least make it a feature that superusers can turn off.

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  13. A bot which can play videos on a video call

    I think it would be a great idea to add a bot which you can add to the call to be able to play YouTube videos or personal videos on your own devices because I think it would be nice to be able to watch a video with some friends while using your services, and it would also be good for families to share videos of their own kids using this idea as they can stay connected easier.

    2 votes
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  14. bring back custom voicemail greetings asap.

    I was told by a skype support rep that it would be brought back in Nov 2020. Its still not here yet.

    Please advise when its coming back as i need it for my business. The only reason i am with Skype is for that feature.

    3 votes
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  15. Smart Tv Support reinstated

    Given the current Global Pandemic & the Fact that older people will probably still have to communicate virtually with family & friends for several months more, possibly up to Spring 2021 or beyond. It’s surprising that you didn’t reinstate Skype on Smart TV’s?
    We have 4 grown children and 9 Grandchildren who we try to keep in contact with but find it difficult on small screens. I believe you could have made things far easier for families if this had been available.

    6 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Skype in-call emojis not configurable

    There are only 6 pre-defined emojis. There isn't an option to change the emojis. This is not a big feature, yet would do wonders.

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  19. Skype subtitles font size ANDROID are too small

    Skype subtitles are amazing for communicating with hard of hearing people, but the font size on Android is really small. Ideally the font size could be increased or the default size should be much larger given it is often used by elderly people who have issues with hearing but maybe also sight. thank you

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  20. audio

    Dear whom it may concern,

    I am an English teacher and a frequent user of skype for my online classes. I usually share my screen on my ipad with my students during class. However, there is one big problem, I can't play an audio file on ipad and have my student listen to it, the audio i play on my ipad does not get transmitted to my student. Because of this problem I have had to use my laptop instead whenever I have an audio session.

    Kindly have a look and see if there is a way to enable audio…

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