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  1. Put back 3 minute Video message rather then 20 seconds

    Many elderly people find it difficult to type (arthritis etc) and used the 3 minute video message instead of typing. Changing it to 20 second messages is just too short to leave any kind of message - and having to leave 15 messages to = 3 minutes isn't the answer either. Why would you change it from 3 minutes to 20 seconds? Please consider the elderly or people struggling with arthritis in their fingers and reinstate the 3 minute video message. It can't be that difficult to do since you had it that way before.

    42 votes
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  2. Video

    Being back more than 4 cams being able to be shown at once.

    23 votes
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  3. We want Skype for Android TV

    Although Skype announced the end of support for the Skype application for Smart TVs, Microsoft should reconsider its decision and start supporting at least Skype for the Android TV operating system, that way we could use any Webcam with UVC (USB Video Device Class) such as the Logitech C920, which is currently used by a video call application called Trueconf, which Skype can compete with and regain its leadership in that market.

    96 votes
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  4. please let me know when call history is back

    call history - the list of calls received by skype is missing in current versions so i am holding on windows v7 until it returns. the feature is missing in the android app as well even though you get a push notification, when you tap on it it returns you to nothing so you have no record of what number called you or any ability to return the call. thanks.

    17 votes
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  5. Recognize who is speaking during meetings

    It would be REALLY helpful to recognize who is actively speaking during a meeting. For example, if I am on a call with ten different people who I may or may not have met it would be nice to know who specifically is meeting.

    WebEx and ZOOM can do this and from the interface they make it very obvious who is speaking by showing their name or indicating audio is coming through their side of the call/meeting.

    90 votes
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    Hi everyone! Wanna let you know that the Skype team is already working on this :) Once available you will always see the active speaker. We can release it during the spring barring any technical issues that we may run into. I’ll post an update when it’s ready.

    - Petr

  6. 16 votes
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  7. Add contact to an existing call

    When in a call with a contact - if another contact changes status to Online you can then drag and drop that contact into the call you're already in. This worked perfectly in v7 but in v8 you have to carry out multiple steps to achieve the same result. Please keep it simple. This is great for online business meetings/gaming/family calls when contacts arrive online at different times.

    26 votes
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  8. There should be a way to set the priority order of devices used for audio and video out and in

    Computers these days don't have a fixed set of hardware devices, it can completely change in a moments notice.

    For example, a microsoft surface device could be plugged into a "docking" station, and using the video card in the keyboard unit, a camera connected to the keyboard unit, a professional usb microphone connected to the keyboard unit, two large 32" screens are used for display. With a keypress, every single one of those units goes away. And the other way around, when the keyboard is plugged in, these devices show up and become available.

    Whenever something like this occur, skype…

    10 votes
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  9. Integrate Stereo Audio

    Skype should integrate Stereo Audio for musicians / creatives looking to collaborate and add depth to the conversation using stereo microphones / direct audio ins. Zoom voice call currently supports this and I think it would be a revolutionary addition for many collaborating creatives such as myself who give lessons and consultation over Skype.

    17 votes
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  10. 79 votes
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  11. Skype needs to have top bottom split screen view for video calls and messages when the window is narrow.

    In Skype 7 at any given time you're able to see the chat field while seeing the video call. In Skype 8 this is only the case sideways when the window is wide. When you make the window narrow you can only have one or the other. This needs to be fixed asap.

    For Skype android this should also be implemented. I'm regularly typing and talking at the same time. Sometimes just typing but still broadcasting video just to let someone see me. It's very cumbersome now.

    12 votes
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  12. Skype手机和电脑来电话听不到电话响铃声音,每每都会误解一些电话

    希望改进一下来电话声音响铃可以让我能听到来电话

    9 votes
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  13. 6 votes
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  14. SKYPE is now no good at all

    There are no tools and the options have been drastically reduced. The updates have not improved the system one bit. Also at the instance when an update is to be downloaded - there is no clear information on exactly what the differences will be. Having learned to manage one system quite successfully, we are then cast totally adrift with a new - generally WORSE - system. Bad news !

    12 votes
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  15. Why can't I change the screen size to show both me and the person I am contacting. Half screen for both used to be available now not.

    Why can't I have the half screens as before ? the instructions and guidance in the programme are useless.
    Also - why is it not possible to easily change the text size in messages - as it was before microsoft took it over. It is more difficult and more unwieldy to use. SO far - alll bad news - so please give me a solution to this.

    8 votes
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  16. I want intagrated calling tab back.

    I want the integrated calling tab back. Don’t want skype calls going into my iPhone call history

    22 votes
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  17. 建议SKYPE共享声音与共享屏幕独立出来

    建议SKYPE共享声音与共享屏幕独立出来

    27 votes
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  18. 通话界面如果能同时显示联系人列表和群信息就更好了。通话时,切换到别的app,Skype留在屏幕上那个界面占的区域太大了。

    通话界面如果能同时显示联系人列表和群信息就更好了。通话时,切换到别的app,Skype留在屏幕上那个界面占的区域太大了。

    5 votes
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  19. 在旧版本的基础上加上录屏的功能

    旧版本很好用,新版本只是华丽的外表,并没实际用处,更多的是不方便!

    26 votes
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  20. Remote desktop feature.

    Allowed friends can do mouse operation on shared screen to help friends.

    18 votes
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