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  1. a way to know if i'm being blocked or not a contact to my skype contacts. Why waste my time with someone not wanting to skype with me?

    It would help to know when you have been blocked or no longer a contact with someone on your contact list. If your messages arent getting through because you are no longer a concern of that contact, get a clue and dont send to them. This way, you dont waste time, and can clear up your contact list.

    18 votes
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  2. Please allow for FAVORITES to be in alphabetical order.

    Please allow for FAVORITES to be in alphabetical order.

    1 vote
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  3. Allow marking of incoming spam calls and display warning to users.

    Skype-In numbers sometimes receive spam calls. Allow us to mark such numbers as spam and have a warning message displayed with incoming calls that come from numbers that have been reported for spam. That way we can decide not to answer incoming calls that others have marked as from spammers, and also report numbers falsely so marked. Numbers should be automatically delisted when no complaints are received for a specific time, e.g. 3 months. There should also be an option to automatically block all incoming calls that have been marked by the community as coming from spammers. https://www.shouldianswer.com have already…

    7 votes
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  4. 11 votes
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  5. Contacts

    This needs to be cleaned up and simplified. Very old contacts cannot be merged or cleaned. Very confusing why multiple contacts appear

    Linking seems to be device specific and not happening on the server level.... We shouldn't have to link contacts if we switch devices

    18 votes
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  6. Be able to type anywhere in contact list to filter, not just in search box

    In Skype 7, you could be anywhere in the contact list and start typing to get the filter applied. Now you have to type in the search box, and mind you not click anywhere in the search box but specifically in the narrow text field, not the big border between field frame and actual text field. Super annoying for power users. Please bring back type anywhere on contact window as long as it is focused.

    3 votes
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  7. Make it all the contact data visible again.

    Make it all the contact data visible again. Only one phone number will be displayed. I have some contacts that have more than one phone number. This is essential for landline calls.

    18 votes
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  8. Change size of layout, smaller contacts

    It would be great if you allow to change size of contacts in the main view because this default are so big and therefore only a few are seeable without scrolling, the size should be like in Messager, Skype Lite, Whatsapp

    7 votes
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  9. Create an option to let Skype start with the Contacts view as the default?

    My Skype version always starts with the Chats view. Creating an option to let users choose a different view, like Contacts which I use most, would be a better feature.

    9 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Streamlining Phone Contacts

    Make a way to remove SKYPE TO PHONE field from CONTACTS on phone. (Android User)

    3 votes
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  12. hide profiles that havent shared contact information

    In older version of skype you have option "hide profiles that havent shared contact information"

    2 votes
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  13. Blanket mute 'status change alerts' for a specific period of time

    Suggestion to have an option to:

    mute all 'status change alerts' for a specific period of time.

    2 votes
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  14. New contacts?

    Hello,
    After updating Skype, unfamiliar contacts appeared in the contact list! The phone number where I can be found in Skype is disabled. Synchronization of contacts from the address book of my smartphone is also disabled and has long been disabled! Why do I see other people's contacts?
    Thank you.
    Regards, Alexey.

    2 votes
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  15. add SMS phone contact

    Need to add a phone # to send an SMS. OR, to change that persons Skype profile phone # so that I can send an SMS. WITH this feature I could contact the person and text "PLS TURN ON SKYPE"

    10 votes
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  16. Integrate GroupMe into the People Bar

    Skype is currently integrated into the People Bar. Please add GroupMe as well.

    Thank you.

    6 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Block List

    When you have a Skype Number you receive a lot of Spam Calls, as with a regular phone. It would be great if you can import lists (CVS ect.) of phone numbers witch can be blocked by Skype. This can be added to the existing Menu Blocked Contacts.

    7 votes
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  19. how can i enroll a friends email address?

    I do not know how to add new email addresses.

    1 vote
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  20. Separate First Name/Last Name/ Company Name in the contact listing and allow sort by first or last name.

    Enter contacts as First Name/ Last Name/ Company Name and allow contact list to be ordered by Last/First or First/Last

    9 votes
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