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  1. Full screen (Skype for Desktop)

    Please bring back the full screen option for Skype for Desktop. I don't understand why this would ever be removed.

    10 votes
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  2. Please return the option to see the numbers that you are calling (Skype to phone)

    Can't see the numbers I am calling in the current version. After selecting a country code, numbers disappear

    8 votes
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  3. Add Call Waiting features at least when using Skype number!

    Please add a call waiting feature, so that we can activate/deactivate this feature so that when someone calls us whilst we are already in a call we can choose if that someone hears a busy tone or not because at the moment if we are on a call, a second call will always come through which isn’t great!

    10 votes
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  4. add a telephone number

    I used to be able to add someones phone number to their profile (on my skype) so that when they are not available on Skype I can call their phone. This option seems to have disappeared in new versions of Skype. A pity as it made you money as I used my skype credit a lot more.

    45 votes
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  5. Incoming calls / missed calls heading for easy viewing

    Incoming calls / missed calls heading for easy viewing

    13 votes
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  6. Save preferred window layout on closure.

    I like to have active contacts displayed, and I have to set this up every time I start Skype. Why be so awkward?

    11 votes
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  7. Add a record option for audio (Skype to Skype/Mobile) and video and other recording features/options

    Add a record option for audio and video both sides of the conversation or the option for one side only

    100 votes
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  8. Connect calls if two people are attempting to call each other at the same time

    Often I'll be in situations where I'm trying to call someone at the same time they're trying to call me.

    Currently, the result is that they never see my incoming call because they are in the middle of the outbound call experience and vice versa. We usually have to just stop and IM about who is going to call who before we can actually get connected.

    Instead, I'd suggest handling calls as a 2-person meeting. When I called a friend, a "meeting" would be created. Then if they tried to call me at the same time, they'd simply join the…

    13 votes
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  9. When a video call fails or goes unanswered, automatically suggest that the user leave a Video Message.

    When a video call fails or can't be connected, automatically route users to the Video Message experience so they can record and send a video message.

    10 votes
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  10. Hi, I want to check the number of call I make on a daily basis, It was possible in the previous version but unable to do it in the new one

    Hi, I want to check the number of call I make on a daily basis, It was possible in the previous version but unable to do it in the new one

    5 votes
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  11. Audio

    Please bring back the 4th button in the video chat frame which controls the volume of just the other person's voice, not the devices volume.

    16 votes
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  12. Windows version does not allow me to put in number Options when calling . Example "enter 1 if your call is for accounts or 2 etc. .

    Windows Skype does not allow me to enter options. For ex. Enter 1 for Accounts, or 2 for Customer service etc. It makes it useless for me when dialing a bank for instance when abroad. I have to use the Classic Version for that.

    8 votes
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  13. Siri integration- please bring it back

    Since version 8.1 release the Siri integration no longer works (e.g. Siri call Jane on Skype)

    This really hinders some of our Skype calling bots as well as general usability issues for general iOS users.

    See open topic https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skypeios-skypecallms-skype_audioms/skype-81-not-integrated-with-siri-anymore/29fa350c-9c88-4f89-b3bd-194dfbd11a0b?messageId=75e08c20-7c1b-45d5-aba7-ab6c5985a38b for more example of frustration on this feature removal.

    26 votes
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  14. 127 votes
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  15. WTF?

    Why in the hell did you get rid of the standard DTMF tones when dialing from the keypad? Bring them back! Changing them is NOT a useful innovation.

    20 votes
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  16. Video calls are not working for a lot of people in the new version. When a person goes back to 7, it works fine, yet again.

    A lot of people are complaining that there have been issues. I know, I, for one could not do a video call on the new version. The person could not hear me, until I switched back to our precious Classic. Keep Classic Skype, alive!

    20 votes
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  17. 7 votes
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  18. Bring back sound sharing while screen sharing

    bring back the ability to share sound while sharing screen on newest Skype for Mac, I can't share sound while sharing screens on Mac and its super annoying

    31 votes
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  19. restore the RINGING destination facility

    not a new idea but your latest skype version removed the facility to send ringing to a seperate speaker--a bad idea--why not restore this and allow us to receive ringing in a seperate location and then we won,t be missing calls

    11 votes
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  20. Please allow me to toggle between sharing screen and camera view. I miss that

    Please allow me to toggle between sharing screen and camera view. I miss that

    15 votes
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