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  1. filter contacts

    Filter contacts by who is online or not.

    8 votes
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  2. CLEARANCE OF HISTORY PRIVACY MODE SHOULD BE RE-INTRODUCED

    CLEARANCE OF HISTORY (PRIVACY TAB) SHOULD BE RE-INTRODUCED

    9 votes
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  3. Make it when you close out skype or minimize it that it goes down to the icon try instead of closing out completely

    Make it when you close out skype or minimize it that it goes down to the icon try instead of closing out completely. its a pain to accidently close it out and having to click the icon again and having to wait for it to start back up

    15 votes
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  4. Do not default back to active status whenever logging in or using Skype. Allow the default to be invisible, until changed otherwise by user.

    Do not default back to active status whenever logging in or using Skype. Allow the default to be invisible, until changed otherwise by user.

    61 votes
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  5. SYNC chat history, calls log and attached files and photos to APPLE ICLOUD

    please give me the option to SYNC chat history, calls log and attached files and photos to APPLE ICLOUD so I will have them available on all my Apple devices.

    This is good for availability to consult history on all my devices and also good for having a backup too for new devices where I will install Skype from zero.

    10 votes
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  6. Timer to turn off Do Not Disturb

    It would be cool to be able to set a timer when turning on Do Not Disturb so that status changes back to Active when timer runs out

    10 votes
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  7. Put back the "check for updates manually"button back under the "help" button.

    Put back the "check for updates manually"button back under the "help" button.

    17 votes
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  8. Home Button in Skype Version 8.30

    Hello

    I am using Skype Version 8.30 & I want to inform you that One Feature is missing, which I get after Skype Classic Version 7.

    if we Open a Chat and we want to close (Minimize) that Chat then we can't do that, for that we need Home button which was given in Skype Classic, which was a much better option for users to close or minimize the Chat.

    please Add this Feature ASAP.

    Waiting for your Valuable reply,

    17 votes
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  9. bring back the small chat window

    bring back the minimized small chat window so that everyone in the office cant see my private chats with my wife

    28 votes
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  10. Why can't we have screen sharing features

    Please provide the screen sharing features

    7 votes
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  11. Improve skype for blind people

    My uncle is blind and this latest versions of skype are not easy at all for him to navigate. make better default keyboard shortcuts

    8 votes
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  12. 417 votes
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  13. Automatic connect to Skype on sign-in

    In the past it was easy to see if one of your contacts was online and people were generally signed into Skype when they turned on their computer. Now contacts can be on-line and at their computer but not show as being there and if you call them they do not respond. If I need to talk to someone on Skype I now need to tell them to be ready by email or phone so I tend to use Skype far less. If someone has Skype the default should surely be they are signed-in when they turn on their computer.

    7 votes
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  14. THERE NEEDS TO BE A CALL OPTION VERIFICATION FOR CALLER ID SMS DOES NOT WORK WITH EVERY SERVICE PROVIDER.

    The Caller ID change option needs have a call option since SMS does not work with every provider. This is something every other service provider has long figured out eg. Whatsapp etc.. I understand you are Microsoft and always about ten years behind the eight ball but add this standard feature!

    8 votes
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  15. Unify version numbering on Skype 8 and Skype for Windows 10

    Now we have basically same Skype but two version numbering: Skype Desktop also know as Skype 8 and Skype for Windows 10 also know as Skype 14.

    Please, unify version numbering to same so it's easy for customers to choose the right one. For example Skype 14 would be same as Skype 8.

    Then it would be just Skype 8 beside Skype for Windows 10.

    13 votes
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  16. An automatic push button on skype, that permanently deletes your skype account

    For people who just don't use skype anymore. Haven't you always wanted to delete your skype account permanently, but don't want to go through all the steps. Save time with with a push of a button. A permanent delete your skpe button.

    21 votes
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  17. Given multi-device use, support screen sharing on one instance while voice chatting on another

    I find myself frequently in scenarios where I'm having a conversation on a speaker (e.g. Invoke) or mobile phone but want to share my screen or receive a shared screen on another device (say my computer, tablet, or xbox). Essentially I have multiple devices running skype and want some easy configurability on how I use it (audio channels on device, screenshare another, etc).

    The screen sharing out to others, shouldn't be a big deal UI wise since I should just be able to click to share the screen (but don't see this option unless I'm in an active audio/video session…

    9 votes
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  18. Please give an option to delete groups

    we are unable to delete groups. If you give option to delete group it will be helpful

    9 votes
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  19. resizable sidebar

    make it that we can resize the sidebar wether to display only icons or with text with the length we wanted

    13 votes
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  20. Open new IM conversations in new windows or make program smaller

    Allow the new version of Skype to have IM conversations open in new windows or allow us to make the program smaller. It takes up way to much space on my monitor.

    36 votes
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