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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. 652 votes
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    192 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for sharing your ideas! We have a lot of great feedback from you and we really appreciate it! We love the passion!
    We used to categorize your submissions with lists of multiple requests, however we’re overwhelmed now. Going forward we will only accept submissions with single requests. It will help us to better prioritize which features we will work on next and understand what is most important for you.

    Thanks for joining our community and helping improve Skype!

    - Petr

  2. languages

    Allow the ability to write in multiple langauges simultaneously and have autocorrect available as you did in version 7. Skype 8 is horrible and is anything but an upgrade. It is, in fact, a downgrade.

    8 votes
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  3. The ability to turn skype OFF please.

    Let me turn skype OFF please...

    15 votes
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  4. How about an easy way to exit skype.

    Here's a strange concept. Make it so you can exit Skype without using the task manager. Right clicking the icon in the bottom right and then having an "exit skype" option maybe. Possibly even an option on skype itself in an easy to find location.

    10 votes
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  5. The ability to actually close the program.

    You know, like every other program in existence. What a novel effing idea that would be!

    132 votes
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  6. Add skype to the programs list so I can uninstall it

    i don't want skype, you should let me uninstall it

    71 votes
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  7. 6 votes
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  8. 8 votes
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  9. Preview Firefox support

    Add Firefox support for preview.web.skype.com.

    125 votes
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  10. Group calls - when add people have option to call them in Skype or on any one of their numbers

    Thanks for allowing me now to add phone numbers easily to a Skype contact, in the latest version of Skype. When doing a group call, now, I cannot click on a contact and choose the number or Skype name I want to call them on. I used to be able to do that. Now, I can just add them, and Skype seems to decide kind of randomly how that person is called - I presume its first preference is that persons Skype name. That is not always good - someone may not have access to Skype, but have access to…

    9 votes
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  11. option to disable skype

    have an option in general settings to disable skype completely, it's ridiculous to say that you are working on this and it will take time, since this option was available in the old format .

    20 votes
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  12. 8 votes
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  13. Need an app for phone, for easy access

    An app for phone, for easy access

    1 vote
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  14. Make Skype Great Again For Blind

    The 8.20 forced update has been made. The problem is that when this choice has been made, they did not considered that a lot of people that use skype are blind and use jaws, and thus, making them unable to use it.
    My request is that the version 7.40 to be made available again, only for usage, I do not request support too.

    14 votes
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  15. closing a window

    When you log into skype there is a Welcome screen on the right. Can this not be a closable "inner" window? This way after a conversation with someone I can close this "inner" window without having to close the entire skype app and re-launch skype which is what I do currently many times a day.

    8 votes
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  16. 6 votes
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  17. I have a Microsoft branded webcam that only works with Skype 7.x, does not work with FORCED 8.x version

    Guess what? I found a workaround to run 7.x even after the Jan 2019 update. I'll gladly switch to other software before running Skype 8.x, which is still half-baked. But now, I'm incredibly resentful of Microsoft's strongarm approach against users. MAKE A BETTER PRODUCT instead of making users pay for your failures.

    8 votes
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  18. In the previous versions you knew who was on line by a green dot! Now you dont have any way of knowing?

    In the previous versions you knew who was on line by a green dot! Now you don't have any way of knowing?

    13 votes
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  19. Save my username and password!

    I'm sick and tired of having to put in my username and password every time I open up the program! Store my credentials again!

    10 votes
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  20. skype lite for desktop pc - for low usage memory and cpu

    Hello.

    will be downloading a "lite" version of skype that will not demand HW with limited features? just chat and a simple video. to handle the operating memory as much as the previous 7.41 (about 70MB) and not as 200MB now. and was unbeatable for CPU performance. then why not know in the new version who is online and who is not? why can not people who are not online? why can not I use the frightening image-free display as it was in the 7 version so that the window was as small as possible and what the most information?

    18 votes
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