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  1. Connect multiple microphones through an audio mixer

    Can you add the ability to connect multiple microphones through an audio mixer. Using Skype for podcasting with multiple hosts isvery tricky to organise with it's current one microphone only restriction.

    Thanks

    14 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Ability to change notifications sounds within iphone

    Ability to select different notification sounds

    14 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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

    14 votes
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  7. Bring back the support for the H264 HW encoder in Logitech 920 for 1080P

    The other benefit is that it lessen the strain on the CPU considerably!
    Naturally for all Logitech cams like 930 922......etc, that's support it

    14 votes
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  8. Make Video call controls optional

    Please give us the option of hiding all call controls during video chats, you've added far too many call controls and it's annoying to see when I'm in the middle of a video conference. Make it like Skype 7 where you could just move your mouse and the call controls would fade away then if you needed them again you'd move your mouse again. Simple. Effective. User friendly.

    14 votes
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    Cagla at Skype responded

    Hi everyone. The call controls should time out (disappear) if you move the mouse outside the app window or if you don’t move it for a couple seconds. If you are not seeing this behavior, let us know and we can take a further look.

  9. allow paste into the diaload while in a call in UWP versions of Skype for conference call PINs

    the reason I'm still clinging on to the oldest version of Skype that I can on Windows 10 is that I make dozens of conference calls a month and I need to paste in long PIN numbers after the call has connected. this works reasonably well in classic Skype but has never worked in the modern or UWP versions of Skype. since I use Skype primarily for conference calls, this is a significant disadvantage.

    14 votes
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  10. undock stage

    We can undock the video from the main Skype window and expand it full screen to another monitor. But, this leaves the stage, participant list and conversation in the main window. Yes, we can make the stage full screen, but then the participant and chat windows are hidden.

    It would be great to have the choice to undock the stage and make that full screen (on one monitor) and then have the main window with video/chat/participants on another monitor. I think that would be far more useful than a full screen of the video camera.

    14 votes
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  11. Auto call recording

    Option should be provided for auto recording of calls in the settings

    13 votes
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  12. I want to set up my Australian skype number as my caller id. Currently it shows my USA Skype number when I make calls to Australia.

    I want to set up my Australian skype number as my caller id. Currently it shows my USA Skype number when I make calls to Australia.

    13 votes
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  13. Bring back click and call option! Where you can click on the number and call happens.

    Please bring back this click and call option, as It is time-consuming for us to copy and paste every number to make a call. Please bring it back asap. Otherwise, give me access to skype classic.

    13 votes
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  14. Change status when I'm in a call

    As the Skype user, I want my status to automatically change to "In a call" when I'm in an active voice conversation, and change back to "Available" when the voice conversation is over. So people will stop trying to call me when I'm already in a call.

    13 votes
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  15. Adjust the video size in video call

    While in video call, skype's new feature is that you can select what/who appears in the main canvas while in a video call(whether sharing the screen or not) it would be better to be able to adjust the width/size in general of ones selected in the main canvas.

    13 votes
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  16. please add a button to automatically disable the use of the camera.. i've been through cancer & NEED to control who sees me & when

    please add in the buttons controlling front/back camera, the ability to turn all cameras OFF. I've been through chemo/radiation and need the ability to turn off the camera when I am very sick.

    13 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thank you for your feedback. You can always choose to make an audio call only or answer the call as an audio call. Video calling is optional. Check out these links, you might find it helpful.

    - Petr

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/fa10613/how-do-i-make-a-call-in-skype

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34859/how-do-i-answer-a-skype-call

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34858/what-can-i-do-during-a-skype-call#Audio%20settings

  17. Notification of times in foreign zones for overseas corespondents

    Notification of time zones in foreign areas

    Please show local times in foreign country contacts. This used to be available but has disappeared in yet another frustrating Skype update

    13 votes
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  18. Call technical information

    With new version 8.33, I have noticed the call technical info window is not available anymore.

    This was useful, please bring this back.

    13 votes
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  19. Calls history on Skype for iPhones

    I hope calls history would show each call made and the date, time, and duration of each call.

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  20. 13 votes
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