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  1. Deletion

    Badly need a way to delete unwanted messages and conversations

    5 votes
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  2. Chat Heads

    I think SKYPE should also have "chat heads" same with facebook messenger for us to access other apps while chatting. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  3. Status of seen or not seen messages in private chats

    Dear sir or madam
    In private chat,I do not realize that my message has been seen or not seen by others And that bothers me a lot.
    Please solve this problem in privet chat as well.

    1 vote
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  4. Pin GIFs

    Have the ability to pin your favourite GIFs or have a 'Frequently Used' or 'Most Recent' section on the bottom category toolbar for GIFs.

    2 votes
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  5. Provide exit conversation button on desktop mode

    On Desktop mode, when opening a conversation you can't exit it unlike when you are in tablet or some smaller there appears an arrow back.

    1 vote
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  6. Add add'l reactions: "✔ ", "☒", "?", "?!?", "huh?", "Will look in to", "Please Clarify", etc...

    It's a LOT easier to "react" to a comment than it is to QUOTE it and then add your own comment below that, just to tell the user you don't understand their comment.

    Also, when someone asks another person to do something, we should be able to reply easily with a reaction, without having to QUOTE and then say something like "will do", or "can't do", etc....

    2 votes
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  7. eyeroll

    hi, we just need to add (eyeroll) emoji, 'cause every time I should either add a gif or type (eyeroll) without any emoji

    7 votes
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  8. keep track of input settings per different chats

    In mine line of work I have to type messages in different languages in different chats.
    I would be nice if each chat remembers the input method (keyboard selected) per chat (contact or group) chat so I dont have to switch back and forth and typing messages in wrong keyboard.

    1 vote
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  9. editor text

    Hello Skype Team,

    - could it be possible to have some basic editor on the chatting box, to be able to use bullets points, bold for formatting text?
    - and use ENTER not SHIFT+ENTER for the new text line?
    - and when we receive a new message, we see it in the red circle on the Chat icon, but when we click on this red circle this should point to the new messenger?

    thank you

    1 vote
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  10. Customize autospell

    Do not autospell Spanish to English, eg. Restaurante to Restaurant

    3 votes
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  11. SCREENSHOTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE PASTED IN.

    When I take a screenshot I'd like to be able to paste it into the IM chat

    4 votes
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  12. Add Auto suggestion in Setting

    Add auto suggestion setting for some keywords. This has be set by user level not by bot

    For example - Good Morning -> Good Morning
    Happy Birthday - > Thank you

    1 vote
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  13. Update the camera so a photo can be taken at a distance, without involving your cloud

    Add a timer to the camera and add the ability to attach an Apple headphone cord and use it to take a photo.

    1 vote
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  14. Right click on any file sends the file through Skype

    When right-clicking on any file, a menu opens, including the (new) option "Send to ... Skype". Selecting this option then sends this file to the contact that is open in Skype.
    This is faster than the current drag and drop.
    In fact an old feature that sadly disappeared.

    3 votes
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  15. Please show typing suggestions on Touch Bar of Macbook during using Skype on Mac

    Macbook with touch bar is so convenient with people that English is not their mother language. However, now Skype don't show typing suggestions on touch bar of Macbook. I don't know why. I strive to find the way on Internet but I don't find anything helpful.

    Please add typing suggestion on touch bar of Macbook. Thank you!

    2 votes
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  16. Create poll based on poll type based on occasions or situations or ideas

    We create poll for different types of occasions. Birthday Party, Menu Selection,etc.
    The option celebrated after most votes comes with a party smiley with the status as "And the winner is ...... "

    While creating a Poll for the head count of the people willing to attend the Funeral Service with yes or no option gives me a party smiley with "Yes" as the winner which I was embarrassed to see. Can we bring a solution to mitigate this problem like a "Type" of Poll while creating

    3 votes
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  17. I would like to be able to receive a sound notification of a new message without having to enable push notifications!

    I find the popups of push notifications distracting and unnecessary when receiving a new skype message so I disabled it... but by disabling it it also disables the sound.......
    I want to be able to get the sound notification (so I hear when a message is received even when not looking at the screen) without having to enable the push notifications.
    Right now, when push notifications are disabled it automatically disables the sound too with no way to turn that back on.

    2 votes
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  18. Please add scheduled messages, that will help for lots and lots of people

    A scheduled messaging option to schedule message at a time or date, that will be helps for lots of people in the world and we will thankful to you guys...

    6 votes
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  19. Пропадают чаты после обновления

    Пропадают чаты. Захожу в чат, меня выкидывает и чат пропадает. Это не только у меня. Чаты у меня в избранном, я их не скрывала, учётной записью пользуюсь только я, меняла пароль, переустанавливала предыдущую версию и более раннюю. Множество раз выходила и заходила. Я уже не знаю что делать. Служба поддержки ничем не может помочь. Исправьте это пожалуйста. Невозможно просто работать.

    2 votes
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  20. Deleting messages

    I would like to be able to delete old and obsolete messages. I must have about 10 yrs now to delete.

    7 votes
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