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  1. 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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  2. 16 votes
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  3. Remote desktop feature.

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

    16 votes
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  4. Native dialer on android

    Make it that skype can handle native calls and be the default dialer app on android. Go a step further and give it a "handoff" feature for calls using Wi-Fi, similar to Apple devices

    16 votes
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  5. 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

    15 votes
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  6. 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.

    15 votes
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  7. Classic and New alert sounds

    Hello Skype, quite recently you guys have changed all the ringtones and alerts to an updated soundtrack, and me and many other people feel that we should be able to choose between the new alert sounds and the old classic ones considering many people love the old sounds and it brings lots of people nostalgic memories from using skype back in the day. I for one would love Microsoft forever if Skype users got the chance to choose between the Classic and New alert sounds. Hopefully you guys will take this into deep consideration and provide this awesome feature very…

    15 votes
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  8. Mute locally person

    My idea came to me during one of conversations which have taken place in my job. I sit in rooms with two guys who also participate in these meetings. And when one person was talking, then I was hearing him twice - first locally in my room, and second in my headphones (there is a few seconds delay). It's a little bit annoying (at least for me). It would be nice if you consider adding option for "mute locally person" (which causes that only I doesn't hear someone). Currently there is an only possibility to mute person globally.

    15 votes
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  9. 15 votes
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  10. please return click to call

    please return click to call. really useful feature for a lot of people

    15 votes
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  11. Recording a call

    I think I should be able to accept or decline someone recording our call.

    15 votes
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  12. Outbound ring tone is VERY LOUD and distorted

    When making an outbound call I have to remove my headphones. The ring tone is very loud and distorted. But when the person on the other end answers the volume is normal.

    15 votes
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  13. add phone numbers

    Go back to the old skype and enable the ability to add phone numbers and have multiple phone numbers per contact

    15 votes
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  14. Why did you discontinue customized outgoing voicemail messages? Please bring this feature back.

    Please bring back customized outgoing voicemail messages! I'm getting lots of calls from people who say that they aren't sure they're calling the right number because they just hear a generic outgoing message. This is really important!

    14 votes
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  15. Display multiple WebCams of friends during Video Calls.

    With the new Skype version, we are now limited to 4 cameras on screen. In the classic version of Skype, we were able to have as many cameras on screen in each call. As an example: I'm usually in a call with at least 8 friends & never had to switch to see their reactions. Now I have to do this with the new Skype version. Please bring this back.

    14 votes
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  16. Adjustable video quality

    I have limited internet on my wifi connection and so need to reduce the video quality of my call for my android phone. If there is already an option, I'd suggest making it easily accessible as it's virtually nowhere to be found.

    14 votes
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  17. Ability to change notifications sounds within iphone

    Ability to select different notification sounds

    14 votes
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  18. Disable watermark on video calls

    Disable watermark on video calls

    14 votes
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  19. Please add the option to mute incoming ringer

    Please add the option to mute incoming call ringer (ringing on secondary audio selected) when status is selected to "Do Not Disturb". This was how Skype use to work, ver 7 and earlier. For now I have to either make sure to totally must my computer, (all audio devices), or shutdown Skype/Quit Skype to not be disturbed by incoming calls.

    14 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

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