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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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  • Ideas older than 5 months with less than 5 votes will be deleted.
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  1. Robot Free Skype.

    Make it possible to opt out of Robots (aka Cortana).

    6 votes
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  2. why does my skype close when I minimize it, I want it to stay on!

    I want my Skype to stay open when I minimize it

    6 votes
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  3. 10 votes
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  4. I wanted to keep the feature of having the Skype icon at the right bottom system tray

    I wanted to keep the feature of having the Skype icon at the right bottom system tray

    9 votes
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  5. Call Rating

    Please make an opportunity so that we don't have to rate every call

    7 votes
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  6. X button should minimize

    When Skype is closed by pressing the "x" button, it's not minimized on the task bar, it disappears completely and if push up notifications are closed, you don't know when you received a message. The old Skype had this feature working.

    14 votes
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  7. Dial pad for extension

    After making a phone call, I can not dial the extension number coz now the “dial pad” disappear. Bring back the “dial pad” when I touch my profile just like the older version of of Skype Mobile.

    7 votes
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  8. New Skype is not minimizing to the notification, but is quitting once the X is pressed. The old version would stay on instead of quitting.

    Skype should minimize to the notification area instead of quitting. The old version would stay on, unless we sign it off.

    13 votes
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  9. SHOW THE MENU BAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SHOW THE MENU BAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 votes
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  10. Bring Back Compact View as it was in Skype 7

    Bring Back Compact View.......I will re using the old version until you do

    110 votes
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  11. Skype for Linux

    Please make a Skype for Linux 32 bit version available and functional again.
    If Skype can work on Windows 32 bit then certainly it can work on Linux too.
    Also, if Skype Web can work on 32 bit so can it work with a Direct Client.
    The Web Client is not sufficient, uses more memory and CPU. Also the Web Client remains in Beta with its less than full capabilities.

    19 votes
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  12. Uncouple Skype update from Office 365 update

    For the second time I ran an update of the Office 365 software, the Skype 7 client was replaced with Skype 8. Skype (personal) must not be part of the Office update package and replace the existing version without asking. Especially as Skype 8 is still if at all an alpha version or torso of the software it should be and was with older versions. Please uncoubple / remove Skype (I don't have a problem with Skype for Business updates) from the Office updates immediately. As long as most options from Skype 7 are still missing in Skype 8, I…

    7 votes
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  13. skype indicator logo

    id like the skype logo indicator "lit up". on my lower left side of my lappy..to see if i am online or skype is reconnecting....just like in skype 7.40...thats why i keep coming back to the old skype!dont like the new skype it sucks!!!!

    7 votes
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  14. Cortana integration

    Cortana should be opt-in only and the option to remove or opt-out available.

    It's that simple.

    106 votes
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  15. bring back the skype games!

    BRING THE GAMES BACK #CHECKERS

    44 votes
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  16. w

    Compact view of SKYPE is what I miss.

    16 votes
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  17. PRINT option

    worst skype version! please bring back the feature where I can open the image on a 3rd party app so I can print it directly without saving it first...or you can add a print option. or you can just bring back the previous version.. you don't need to upgrade or DOWNGRADE.. previous version works just fine..

    6 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. Keyboard Shortcuts

    Please put back the keyboard shortcuts!

    30 votes
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  20. filter contacts

    Filter contacts by who is online or not.

    11 votes
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