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  1. give back the option to stop skype opening automatically

    give back the option to stop skype opening automatically

    5 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 3 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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…

    331 votes
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  6. Allow Resize of Window

    Allow the main window to be resized to remove wasted screen estate.

    16 votes
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  7. skype support

    How about a telephone number for skype support when we have problems? Have been asking for this for about 20 years. Maybe you didn't get my requestS.

    18 votes
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  8. Respect for users

    It would have helped improve Skype by not suddenly dropping support for WinXP (See case #1461603631) I wouldn't be surprised at all to find there are a lot more Win XP users out there. Sure, I can use it on my laptop, but I preferred to use it on my old desktop!

    7 votes
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  9. Can you please made it possible to make our own picture larger, without it having to be full screen, just like the old skype.

    Can you please made it possible to make our own picture larger, without it having to be full screen, just like the old skype.

    Also allow us to move our own picture to any corner

    11 votes
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  10. Remove Wasted Space

    Remove Wasted Space, Allow users to resize the window (both height and width) to allow wasted space to be hidden.

    7 votes
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  11. Allow users to resize the window to show just a list of active people.

    Allow users to resize the window to show just a list of active people.

    6 votes
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  12. Allow users to save a view and keep it when they log back in

    Allow users to save a view and keep it when they log back in

    5 votes
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  13. Bring back a simple list of those people that are active.

    Bring back a simple list of those people that are active.

    12 votes
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  14. Add Room Moderation, Bring back (Fubar) Emoji and Infinite Scroll please with 9999+ message limit instead of 99+

    Hello
    While Room Message has been stated multiple times - we can't help but notice the more versions come out - the lower moderation gets. In v7 - now accounts addition to room moderation was removed. Now in v8, room creator is removed. All people added to room by admins are admins by default etc.
    (fubar) emoji - please give it back to us! Pleaseeeeeee!!
    everytime we quote a messgae - it jumps to page bottom. Please fix that - we're not done reading the messages. And please load all messages so that we get a fixed scroll instead of…

    7 votes
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  15. 7 votes
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  16. Racially diverse Emojis

    To whom it may concern,

    I would appreciate if you could implement racially diverse emojis, as currently the only option is Caucasian.

    Thank you

    11 votes
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  17. Recently Active Status

    Hi... Wondering when we will have the ability to set the time duration of when the users Status changes from "Active" to the new "Recently Active"? Currently I understand it switches after only 3 minutes, which is way too short from my perspective. Thanks!

    14 votes
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  18. Call Recording and Greeting message

    Third party software [ie Pamela] used to offer call recording by accessing the API. Now that's no longer possible so please restore that ability.

    Also I have a number of Skype numbers but whereas previously with Pamela I could set individual greetings for each Skype number now I have only the Skype female inane voice which is totally unprofessional.

    Skype promises to listen In Sept 2018 they said that call recording was enabled but I have v 8.38.0 161 am told that I am fully up to date but HAVE NO CALL RECORDING.

    So rather that improving Skype seems to…

    21 votes
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  19. I stronly suggest a delete or shred option for Skype in windows 10, Skype is an unwanted bother.

    I stronly suggest a delete or shred option for Skype in windows 10, Skype is an unwanted bother.

    7 votes
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  20. option to disable autostart

    Important feature for any messenger.

    Let me elaborate:
    1. Skype is a usefull communication platform.
    2. I only use it rarely.
    3. I like having system resources availiable.
    4. I like fast starting pcs.

    Conclusion:
    Because I use Skype sometimes, it would be usefull to have it installed.
    Because I like speed/resources and don't need Sype all the time, I don't want it running in the background.
    Because there is no disable-autostart feature, I have to choose between being able to communicate or having resources/speed.
    I want Skype to only run when I want to make / expect a call.

    18 votes
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