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  1. When u are taking the online class if someone will remove or mute u it doesn't show the name of that participants who has muted or removed u

    When u are taking the online class if someone will remove or mute u it doesn't show the name of that participants who has muted or removed u. please update this featt

    9 votes
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  2. Add group video chats among echo show devices

    Enable group video chats among multiple echo shows

    12 votes
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  3. Show some update button or other visible means to update Skype

    Show some update button or other visible means to update Skype

    5 votes
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  4. Support external usb microphone iPad

    No option to set up a USB microphone under Skype in iPad. Currently using blue yeti USB microphone which works on all other applications under the iPad through an adapter. Skype does not give an option to enable the external microphone for phone calls.

    13 votes
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  5. Unable to identify who have removed me from skype group call

    I was attending a Skype group call with my colleagues and have found that someone has removed me from the skype call. Despite I am the Group Creator and have initiated the call

    8 votes
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  6. ring tones

    allow us to keep different ring tones

    8 votes
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  7. You should be able to stop another person from sharing their screen

    Often people forget they are sharing their screen and there is no way on my end to stop it and return to a normal IM window. I have to message the person to remind them to stop sharing their screen.

    5 votes
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  8. Please include an important option to switch off 'noise cancellation' feature during calls for teaching purposes. Thanks.

    noise cancellation is good only if one person is talking at any one time, but definitely not good for instruction/teaching purposes where say, a student is playing an instrument, or dancing to music, but the instructor's instructions cannot be heard by the student as it is 'cancelled out', unless the other person keeps quiet. Please include this option so that we can switch if off if we want to.

    9 votes
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  9. chose ring tone

    chose ring tone

    7 votes
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  10. GROUP CALL PROBLEM

    Please distribute rights during the call since during the group calls someone keeps removing others from the call, regardless their right as admin/or user so please let add the right to remove member from the call to the admins only, or at least give the information who is removing who, since no one gets the information even the one who has been removed...

    9 votes
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  11. i really want a feature where i can change the ring tone of my calls when i or someone calls me, thanks

    you basically change the ring tone when someone calls you in the settings, I would really love that

    4 votes
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  12. Bring back 'share computer audio'

    Bring back 'share computer audio' - it's very annoying that this feature has been removed because now I have to use zoom instead

    8 votes
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  13. show up to 8 participants in grid view

    teaching a small class via Skype works great with 4 people, now how about 8 people? Good for all participants to see the whole class

    9 votes
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  14. Is it too much to ask that a video is automatically recorded when I am added to a group meeting?

    When my profile is added to a group and there is a video I would like skype to record the video and send a push notification asking if I would like to view the video. Incase I forgot to watch the video or did not receive a reminder to for the meeting or did not set a reminder.

    4 votes
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  15. During group calls should be possibility to show on the screen more than 4 people

    When you’re speaking with several people on Skype on video, it shows only 4 panels. So you can’t see other people and it’s really uncomfortable.

    10 votes
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  16. Allow more live streams on the screen

    You should allow all the live streams on a single screen on a group video call so that we can talk with everyone . Currenty we can only see 4 people on screen pls increase it to atleast 12 people

    10 votes
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  17. Option to change ringtone

    Option to change ringtone

    155 votes
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  18. Breakout Rooms

    Zoom has breakout rooms and I miss this feature. I am teaching online, and I really miss it. Is there any chance of having it?

    8 votes
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  19. when sharing the desktop the little window with the person you are talking disappears(((( how can you fix this window on top of all other wi

    when sharing the desktop the little window with the person you are talking disappears(((( how can you fix this window on top of all other windows and demonstrations? thanks

    4 votes
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  20. Allow more participants in a Video conference, due to current Corona virus Home-Office situation.

    Due to the latest Corona-Virus measures, many have started working from home and are currently in need of video conferences that often exceed the amount of 50 participants (e.g. our university lectures). I highly suggest that you increase the aforementioned limitation for free and thus, help too as a company during this difficult times.

    12 votes
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