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  1. 5 votes
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  2. 11 votes
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  3. editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    23 votes
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  4. contact list

    I have a few names in my contact list that are dead. How do I delete their names?

    31 votes
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  5. Keep Active Now selected

    When I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now (to display only the currently active contacts), I want that selection to be preserved even if I select another tab and come back to the Contacts tab. Example, I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now. Then I go to the Chats tab. When I select the Contacts tab again, it should display my previously selected choice, eg only the ones that are Active Now. Currently it defaults to All every time I go back to the Contacts tab. That is not what most people want. Most…

    15 votes
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  6. how to add contacts

    On the older versions it was easy to find and add a contact from different points on the screen, But lately Ive been spending frustrating hours just to add a contact name to a number I dialed or create a new one from previous history , in all of the late versions are AWFUL and the problem is that I have 4 accounts with automatic recharge for more than several years now , and I'm about to cancel all of my accounts if this issue isn't updated to show clearly and or pop up from different points around the screen;…

    18 votes
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  7. sending of contacts in a skype chat should be possible

    sending of contacts in a skype chat should be possible

    9 votes
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  8. Allow to delete contacts without having to search through the entire contact list on Skype for iOS

    Allow to delete contacts without having to search through the entire contact list on Skype for iOS. Its soooo annoying having to search through my entire contact list to have to delete a contact instead of just being able to delete them from their open conversation tab. This problem only exists on the Mac versions of skype from my experience, so just change it asap thanks.

    60 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Paul responded

    If you tap on the conversation header, there should be an option to delete the contact there (unless the contact is a contact from your phone/device, in which case you will need to delete the contact off of your phone first). Is this what you are looking for?

  9. 6 votes
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  10. Allow profile pictures to be added to contacts list

    Please re-add function to add profile picture to contacts list and keep the picture even if the contact is added to favorites (pictures are currently being deleted when adding a contact as a favorite)

    14 votes
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  11. Contacts set up and editing functionality needs improving

    Contacts in v8 needs to have similar functionality and the flexibility that v7 had.

    e.g.1 v7 allows a non-Skype contact to be set up prior to calling them on their phone number, with v8 you can only create a contact after you've made or received a call to or from a phone number
    e.g.2 v7 allows multiple phone numbers to be set up against a contact, but v8 appears to allows only one number
    e.g.3 v7 allows you to edit or modify a phone number type such as change a number from being "Office" to "Home" or "Mobile", v8 appears…

    17 votes
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  12. New contact display

    I want a small screen option to show who is/is not online of a selected group of contacts, Something that can be left on the desktop while I am working if I want.

    5 votes
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  13. Have the ability to edit a contact. Not just the name.

    Have the ability to edit contact information where it is incorrect or add additional contact details like mobile, land line or anything at all.

    11 votes
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  14. in the previous app was very easy to update phones numbers. Now I don;t know how to do it

    in the previous app was very easy to update phones number. Now I don't know how to do it .

    In general Skype is not nice anymore. I don't like it. definitely I prefer the previous one, more friendly

    5 votes
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  15. Add note to contacts

    allow add notes to contact area like in outlook so one can add notes to their contacts or allow for easier integration to outlook 2016

    18 votes
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  16. Show red and yellow dots

    In the "Active now" section, looks like we can only see the contacts that are active, but not the ones that are on "do not disturb" or "away". Please show all active contacts again

    8 votes
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  17. Add an option to share contacts details

    Add an option to share contacts details

    5 votes
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  18. Please allow me to remove the NEW TOP SECTION of my contacts labeled "Invite People to Skype".

    I will NEVER do this. The last thing I need is to have a bunch of pop-up chats on my skype account. It is very inconvenient to have this list at the TOP of my contacts list. Please allow me to DISABLE it - - OR move it to the BOTTOM of the list.

    16 votes
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  19. how do I get back separate windows please?

    how do I get back separate contact windows please?

    39 votes
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  20. Display 'Active' contacts automatically on loading

    Allow users to configure what appears upon loading the app e.g. 'Chats' seems to be the default view but I would rather my active contacts appeared instead.

    34 votes
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