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  1. Add message while send contact request

    In old Skype version we can send message while send contact request to other users. But in latest Skype version is this feature available ?

    4 votes
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  2. Skype does not offer a feature to import contacts from an excel file. It needs this function.

    Skype does not offer a feature to import contacts from an excel file. It needs this function.

    10 votes
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  3. fix the 'online' icon

    I spoke to my mother yesterday and she told me she tried to skype me as it said I was online. I wasn't. I uninstalled Skype some weeks ago because it's an atrocious mess.

    She's 74 and using it on Android.
    I do hope you haven't bamboozled her into adding credit to use Skype to call my mobile. That would be underhanded and wrong.

    4 votes
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  4. tag

    I think skype should have tag for contact lists.

    For example:

    1. John, Selena, Chris : Tag "VIP customer"
    
    2. Lee, Charles, Sofani: Tag "Following customer"

    7 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Please Keep the Chat window that you have in the 8.4 version

    Please Keep the Chat window that you have in the 8.4 version

    2 votes
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  7. To be able to remove contacts that have been downloaded that are not needed on here

    We need to be able to adjust contact list as many are not friends we would talk to.

    8 votes
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  8. With the old Skype I had an alphabetical list of contacts (Skype and non Skype) that I just had to click on to bring up their number(s)

    With the old Skype I had an alphabetical list of contacts (Skype and non Skype) that I just had to click on to bring up their number(s) to ring. All I get now is a list of numbers with no identification so I always have to use the telephone number pad.

    11 votes
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  9. show on line contacts first, offline after

    be able to show online people first

    8 votes
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  10. 18 votes
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  11. Privacy

    Not to show my contacts as proposed to other users

    9 votes
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  12. The Classic Skype has the feature of RENAMING your contact. I hope you can bring back and add that feature again in the latest version.

    The Classic Skype has the feature of RENAMING your contact. I hope you can bring back and add that feature again in the latest version of Skype. It makes locating your contact easily. Some contacts have Chinese, Japanese characters and I cannot read them.

    16 votes
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  13. A place like home to display the status of my contacts, like the old version of skype. Thanks

    There was an option before in the old version, where you can see all the statuses of your contact list.. This is also helpful for some people so that we will know how are they doing instead of visiting their own profile and see what they are up to. Thanks!

    7 votes
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  14. Provide Compact view for Contacts as well as Chats to reduce icon size

    The chat window has compact view which quite nicely makes the contact icons smaller. However when I switch to Contacts the icons are large limiting the amount of active contacts I can see, allow the contacts view to have smaller icons please.

    14 votes
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  15. when i use the new version of skype, i cant know any details about any new contact such as age, gender and so on . this is not good for me

    when i use the new version of skype, i cant know any details about any new contact such as age, gender and so on . this is not good for me

    6 votes
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  16. Deleting names from "NEW CHAT" window

    If you log on to Skype and then from the pull down MENU in the Browser go to FILE and then select NEW CHAT, a box will open up saying NEW CHAT. Int this NEW CHAT window there are several names which appear . I want to delete the names of those people who are NOT ON MY CONTACT LIST..I am NOT able to do so. It would be helpful if i could delete the names that appear due to my having chatted with some people in past.Thank you

    2 votes
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  17. Hello. Can you please allow like in old version the ability to see the year the person was born?. I am only able to see the month and day.

    Hello. Can you please allow like in old version the ability to see the year the person was born?. I am only able to see the month and day. It was so nice to be able to see the year of family members and friends even they were born. Many Thanks and have A prosperous new week. Jones R Lewis.

    7 votes
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  18. Why are Outlook contacts not integrated in Skype?????

    Please integrate Outllook contacts into Skype...thanks!!

    8 votes
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  19. Start Skype with Contacts not Chats

    Start Skype with Contacts not Chats

    10 votes
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  20. Please let us merge contacts from 2 Skype accounts........

    Please let us merge contacts from 2 Skype accounts.

    20 votes
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