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  1. make the skype screen as it used to be this one is terrible and honestly why i keep trying to go back to the older covers

    make the skype screen as it used to be this one is terrible and honestly why i keep trying to go back to the older covers give us the option to make it compact so its not all over the screen a bit ******* smaller screens thank you

    4 votes
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  2. Please bring back Sherlock emojis!

    That says what it has to say! ;) they were the best please bring them back and leave them there...

    3 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Status should be editable

    Users should be able to set custom status, such as "gaming, out for an hour, sleeping....". that would be nice and helpful!

    8 votes
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  5. make skype 8 accessible

    i would ask if skype 8 can be made more accessible for visually impaired people and i am not happy with the current layout etc. jaws screen reader doesn't work

    2 votes
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  6. make skype more accessible for visually impaired people

    i would like to see the old skype menu brought back in skype 8 because when using skype 8 with Jaws Screen Reader, it doesn't work and it is so difficult to access the menues. also can the shortcuts in skype 7.40 be re added for making video and voice calls please? please can this feedback be taken seriously please?

    Yours Faithfully,

    Tolga Karatas

    2 votes
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  7. bring back the old skype menu and old shortcuts for deleting contacts, making video and voice calls, and adding and deleting contacts

    i would like the old skype menu to be brought back in skype 8 because the new menues make it harder for visually impaired people to use skype also i would like to see the contacts being removed easily with the delete key just like in skype 7 and also i would like the old shortcuts to come back for making voice and video calls

    4 votes
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  8. Skype business account

    Skype market place

    1 vote
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  9. Poll option should be brought back

    Poll feature is removed in current update. it should be brought back

    2 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Viewing status of "Skype for Business" users by "Skype" users

    Viewing status of "Skype for Business" users by "Skype" users

    In updated version of Skype, users can not view status of “Skype for Business” contacts. Service request number 1460446323 was raised and I get feedback that this feature is currently not available. Please do include this very useful feature in upcoming upgrade.

    9 votes
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  13. Skype for Android needs split-screen support

    With phones getting bigger, and now folding phones and phones with 2 displays, Skype for Android NEEDS to finally add split-screen support! Every other major messaging app supports split-screen on Android...

    11 votes
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  14. contacts

    on line contacts should be on top. chats and calls not necessary.

    6 votes
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  15. When Again ...

    Once again when are we going to see the application back to version 7 standards ?
    Please stop saying 'we hear you', please just answer the simple question, When will Microsoft release a crediable release that addresses the many failings of version 8 ?

    13 votes
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  16. give back the option to stop skype opening automatically

    give back the option to stop skype opening automatically

    5 votes
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  17. Bitmoji Integration

    I'm trying to move off of Facebook Messenger, and the one feature holding me back is Bitmoji integration.

    1) Please include the ability to insert Bitmojis directly within Skype
    2) Please display Bitmojis inline and without cropping (they look bad when inserting a Bitmoji via the Bitmoji app)

    7 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. Please restore the favorites feature to the Mac version!

    Please restore the favorite feature to the Mac version. I find I can hardly use the new version without it. it looks like some kind of iPhones contact list or something. I need to just see the people I work with every day, friends and family, tech support numbers, etc.

    1 vote
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  20. Please bring back Skype Classic

    Please give us back Skype like it used to function.
    Skype 8 is a vastly inferior application. It is greatly lacking in functionality, it is less user friendly, and it doesn't even function well.
    I honestly don't care if you, the developers, are extremely proud of the new user interface, or if you feel that "unifying" the tablet, phone and desktop experience is a good idea. It simply isn't. Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 ("Classic") in every way. So please just graciously accept your mistake, and allow those of us who want, revert to Skype Classic, and let's…

    327 votes
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