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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Dear team, Please be informed that I have used Skype with pleasure for many years on my iPad 9.3.6 it was suggested by Microsoft to update

    Dear team,

    Please be informed that I have used Skype with pleasure for many years on my iPad 9.3.6
    it was suggested by Microsoft to update Skype, which I did but then it appeared that Skype is no longer available for iPad below version10.
    i have checked on the internet and discovered that I’m not the only one who is victimised by your one sided action.
    Would it not have been appropriate to inform before hand instead of after wards that updating will be the end of the operations of Skype on iPad 9.3.6.
    As you are well aware we…

    25 votes
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  4. Make it possible to use the text chat during a video call

    Classic Skype had this neat compact design where the video call was in the upper part of the window and the text chat was right below it.
    It made it easy to text messages while simultaneously seeing the person on video call, all very compact on the right side of my screen. Since Skype 8, I can only switch between pure video call and pure text messaging (unless I go into full screen where both is available).

    Please bring back this split view of video in the upper part and text chat in the lower part of the window, without…

    25 votes
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  5. 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.

    24 votes
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  6. 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

    24 votes
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  7. option to put ringer on mute for incoming calls

    like in the previous Skype version I want the possibility to mute the ringer on a incoming call

    24 votes
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  8. Removing A Person From A Video/Audio Call

    Please add a feature to see the person's Name/Contact who is removing others from a skype Video/Audio call.

    I hope u add this feature soon as it gets very annoying

    23 votes
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  9. Video

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

    23 votes
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  10. aLLOW FOR AN OUTGOING MESSAGE WHEN CALLS ARE NOT ANSWERED.

    Allow for an outgoing message when you are unable to anser a call.

    23 votes
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  11. Skype meeting Admin Control

    For the Skype meeting module, host should be able to control the meeting. currently, any participant is able to remove other participants.
    Introduction of new features (admin controls) would help skype to compete with other players in the marker like zoom.

    22 votes
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  12. Remove feature: "Remove from call" for everyone exept the host.

    The availability of the option "remove from call" makes it such that immature persons are finding it fun to pres.

    In these times where online meetings and tutoring are most needed this causes great disturbances. This type of control should only be available to the host. (same goes for muting a person)

    22 votes
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  13. VIDEO RECORDING NOT FOR EVERYONE

    You should make it where we can turn off the option of someone recording us while video chatting. Like when someone tries make it say "This person isn't accepting video recordings". Make it where we have to accept it for it to start recording or make it where we are notified when we are being recorded.

    22 votes
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  14. Bring back the option to disable the skype watermark during videocalls

    We had that useful option on Classic Skype. Bring it back on Skype 8 and UWP

    22 votes
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  15. 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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  16. voicemail

    How about letting people record/set their own custom voicemail greetings? For personal customers it would be fun...
    For business customers, it could be invaluable when they are busy

    21 votes
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  17. Allow user to set Blur Background on by default

    Blur background is nice. I think if someone plans to use it, they are likely to leave it on by default. Please allow setting Blur Background as a default option for video calls.

    21 votes
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  18. Disable watermark on video calls

    Disable watermark on video calls

    21 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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