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  1. Enable all languages for translation of written messages that the translator bot offered! You took away all but 11 languages!

    I don't see a reason why the bot could translate way more written languages than translated conversations now can (in written form).
    We used the bot for 6 months, now you simply took away any possibility to translate English - Vietnamese without alternative.
    And you provide a false hint on top suggesting that translated conversations would actually be a viable alternative!

    2 votes
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  2. add the option to play pandora with skype chat and i heart radio app as well

    please add the option to play music in the chat/messaging window. pandora and i heart radio app and also add spotify too. also add the feature to play all 3 apps while video chatting.. that would be so cool.

    2 votes
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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Apply color options to message callouts /bubbles in group conversations

    Skype is widely used for the group conversation in organizations Some time some important messages comes and we miss it as all our conversations callouts are in the same colors. Can we add an option to apply colors to message callouts like if I wrote "Our internal server is down, Please handle it" I can apply a red kinda color to the message call out and send so that all will not miss it.

    1 vote
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  5. Allow Drag & Drop text from any app to Skype chat and vice versa

    Allow Drag & Drop TEXT from any app e.g. Outlook or Word, to Skype chat or from Skype chat to another another app, or even from the received chat messages to the typing pane.

    2 votes
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  6. allow multiple messages forward feature

    Allow multiple messages forward feature

    1 vote
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  7. Add chat history button in the chat window

    Right now opening chat history is not easy

    2 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Speak order, I want to speak option

    When in conference a participant has an "I want to speak" button that adds him to a speaker list available to the conference creator.
    Each participant is added to the list in the order they pressed "I want to speak".

    1 vote
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Documentation for how exactly Web link previews are fetched, and a tool for re-fetch

    Hello.

    Webdevs and their clients around the world need Skype to have the possibility to re-fetch Web link preview images.

    Currently, it seems to be 1) no docs for the current Web link preview fetching, 2) no tool for purging and re-fetching the cached image.

    Example questions for the docs to answer:
    - which meta tags are used for Web link previews?
    - how many such meta tags are processed?
    - which one og:image is taken, if there are many tags present?
    - are there limits on file size, pixel dimensions and proportions of images?
    - what happens when there…

    5 votes
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  12. Let us be able to send files that have a lot of space

    Let us be able to send files that have a lot of space. Skype only let's files no more then 300 mb to be sent. I wanted to send my friend a set of records videos I did but the just a single video takes a lot of space. So if there could be an update that let's us send files that takes up more space.

    4 votes
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  13. One button delete for all conversations and calls to allow the list to be easily tidied up.

    One button delete for all conversations and calls to allow the list to be easily tidied up.

    6 votes
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  14. The ability to highlight text in color (for emphasis)

    Right now, we can use asterisks to bold text, but that only helps so much in drawing someone's attention to particularly important sections of a message. It's certainly easy to miss, especially when going back through history.

    I suggest giving us the ability to mark sections of text with yellow highlighting, which is a traditional, attention-getting color. This could be accomplished easily with HTML or CSS.

    2 votes
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  15. Recreating an easy to use version of Skype, i.e. the human interface.

    A few basic Skype questions (1/21/2020):

    i Using Skype to contact someone who has Skype and their computer is on, --then what form of addressing is used and where is it keyed in, which surprisingly isn't mentioned anywhere that I can find, and how is the recipient notified?

    ii For calls from a Skype computer to a telephone, where is the phone number keyed in, there is no keypad icon visible.

    iii I don’t have a mobile phone number, nor a cell phone, never provided a mobile number, so why am I asked for a mobile phone number, to eliminate…

    1 vote
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  16. Hello. I would like to restore a record that has been stored for 30 days. Already 30 days have passed. Help me please.

    Hello. I would like to restore a record that has been stored for 30 days. Already 30 days have passed. Help me please.

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  17. Pin chat

    Pin Chat (conversation), so that it doesn't get thrown all over the place when new chats come in.

    1 vote
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  18. Why not going back to a bot translation, wich was working almost well, especially offline !!!!!!

    Why not going back to a bot translation, wich was working almost well, especially offline !!!!!!

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  19. Controllable Volume and Choosable sound from a file on my computer for Notification of New SMS Messages received

    I have a hard time knowing when I receive a SMS message from a contact. It would be great if I could choose from a file on my computer, a sound byte to notify me of a new message, and have the ability to control sound volume. Also, the ability to actuate a Popup Notice would also be good as part of this Control Feature for Notification of Messages.

    5 votes
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  20. Recover the lost private message

    I have recently lost the private Convo with a contact. I have not deleted the private Convo but they are automatically lost.. It is very unexpected from Skype..

    2 votes
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