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  1. Why has Skype made it so obscure to easily add & name a contact and also delete contacts ?

    Return or reinstate simple system of adding names with their numbers and also enabling them to be deleted. Please make it plain under which heading these actions for a contact list should make it easy to change.

    7 votes
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  2. Remember right panel settings

    One Win10, I want it to start with the Contacts tab selected and Active Now filter on. I have to change that manually EVERY TIME I START UP. It drives me nuts. Please just remember the settings.

    5 votes
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  3. Allow to save phone numbers easy from unknown customers

    I would like to save phone numbers from customers that call me easily. The previous Skype allowed me to do that very easy. Also it allowed me to copy the phone number so that I can store it in another app.

    Please add those features again.

    7 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Is it possible to reinstate the function that shows the exact time when contacts log off?

    Is it possible to reinstate the function that shows the exact time when contacts log off?

    5 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Make it available to DELETE UNWANTED CONTACTS FOR INVITE.

    Allow deletion of ANY unwanted contacts.

    24 votes
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  8. I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ADD CONTACTS WHO ARE NOT ON SKYPE. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO EDIT MY EXISTING CONTACTS.

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ADD CONTACTS WHO ARE NOT ON SKYPE. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO EDIT MY EXISTING CONTACTS.

    6 votes
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  9. Phone contact only

    Skype does not see all my iPhone contacts. Also it conflates my skype contacts with my phone contacts. It’s very messy. Please have a phone contact only for the mobile app version.

    5 votes
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  10. new update is CRAP!!!! for both mobile, PC AND especially when u access via hotmail doesnt show correct away status for contacts!

    new update is CRAP!!!! for both mobile, PC AND especially when u access via hotmail doesnt show correct away status for contacts!

    2 votes
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  11. it would be nice to be able to put other contact information for the person we are talking to, and other notes.

    After so many years in market, it is a shame this product has zero contact management. and the little bity that was there has been taken away.
    Skype Should have a full blown Contact manager, similar to and integratable with Microsoft outlook.
    One that you can also add the contact picture, or business card, as well as notes about the contact.

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. "add to call"

    In Skype Classic, you can add incoming calls to an existing call. This facility does not appear to be available in Skype 8.
    I have used Skype for small conference calls for ages, just give them my skype "landline" number and then add them as they call in.
    Please add this back in to Skype 8.

    16 votes
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  14. Delete Blocked Contact List

    I don't want to see who I blocked so can I permanently delete those blocked contacts

    28 votes
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  15. Import/sync Google contacts

    At a minimum, it should be easy to import Google account contacts. Full synchronization would be great!

    There may be other suggestions here which would include this. Please don't ask the user to search through them to find one.

    9 votes
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  16. 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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  17. allow me to see the status of my contact (available, invisible, do not disturb etc.). Function not working well at present.

    Allow me to see the status of my contacts (available, do not disturb etc.). At the moment I am just calling hoping that my contact is available. After the call the status sometimes appears, which is crazy as I need this before I try and call.

    9 votes
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  18. Contacts

    get rid of the categories "suggested" and all the alphabetical / use smaller fonts, spacing and avatars (it makes no sense on my 26-inch screen, I ma not gonna read it from 50 meters) / remove the Skype Translator from the contacts and make the contacts in general more compact. Before I could see around 25 contacts on my screen and now just 8 and some of them are thanks to the SUGGESTION twice.

    13 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Please add prevent unauthorized contacts messaging to me...

    Please add prevent unauthorized contacts messaging to me...

    12 votes
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