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  1. Chat History

    May Skype please make chat history available, beginning with the year of 2013 to 2019.

    17 votes
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  2. 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.

    17 votes
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  3. "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.

    17 votes
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  4. To share skype contacts

    In old version we can easily share skype contacts to other contacts.

    17 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    17 votes
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  7. Import Contacts from File. Please activate this feature

    Import Contacts from File. Please activate this feature

    16 votes
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  8. Make searching the Skype directory optional when searching for contacts

    I want to be able to stop Skype wasting time and bandwidth - and performing sluggishly while creating clutter - searching the Skype directory. When I search for a local contact, I don't want directory suggestions. I want to be able to search locally by default, without getting the whole world thrown at me. It's nonsense. Accessing the directory should be a deliberate and lengthy operation, not squeezed in with the main app flow, showing clutter, slowing Skype down, and thus reducing productivity

    16 votes
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  9. The contact Status needs to be on here.

    You cannot see who is online and who is not with this new version.

    16 votes
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  10. Ability to "Sort by Active" for desktop version

    Please ad a feature you used to have; CONTACTS ACTIVE NOW, The phone app has this feature, but not the computer Skype program.

    16 votes
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  11. 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.

    15 votes
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  12. You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skyp latest version of

    You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skype's latest version.

    15 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Bulk deletion feature for contact list

    I've seen other people posting about this. But I find extraordinary that this feature does not exist.
    If importing contacts in bulk is an option, why deletion is not?

    Who has the time of the day to delete hundreds of contacts, one by one?

    This is not Microsoft standard. I am not sure if they will discontinue this app since it has become worse along the years instead of improving the user experience.

    14 votes
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  15. How to delete blocked list? empty it out completely.

    How to delete the blocked list, people are already blocked but the name still shows on the block list. How to delete them?

    14 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Previous versions of Skype allowed user to be made invisible to certain contacts while being visible to all,,,,Cannot find a way to do it no

    Previous versions of Skype allowed user to be invisible to certain contacts while showing online to others,,, I cannot find a way to do it now with this new version

    14 votes
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  18. Please provide the date when the contact request has been sent.

    Please provide the date when the contact request has been sent.

    14 votes
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  19. Naming phone numbers for easier managing of multiple calling daily!

    So basically old skype had this function where you could save a phone number as a contact(basically naming it any name you want).Me working with skype and calling a lot of numbers daily this was so much easier since I could just search the name I've already assigned to someone and their contact-number would pop up.New skype doesn't support that.

    14 votes
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  20. 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)

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