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  1. Message field focus

    When you click a name under recent chats, the message field should immed receive focus so you can start typing (like slack)

    4 votes
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  2. Fire Emoji

    Good afternoon. I currently use your Skype for business for my main form of communication at work. Communication is a great way to express yourself. Emojis certainly help with that, my personal favorite emoji? The fire emoji. I need it, please.

    6 votes
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  3. Using Skype for Windows 10 split view with multiple windows intermittently crashes Skype upon starting typing on a Window

    Using Skype for Windows 10 split view with multiple windows intermittently crashes Skype upon starting typing on a Window

    Seems like the window opens but still tries to refresh itself with the chat history. If you try to type something, the window freezes, no input is typed and after a couple of seconds, Skype crashes and restarts.

    Unfortunately, skype for windows desktop doesn't even have this feature.

    Can you please fix this?

    2 votes
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  4. Add Option for selecting from contacts for sending Poll in specific group.

    I have to send poll for a meeting for 6 person out of 10 Members of a group.

    Currently, I have not found any options of selecting specific members for poll.

    And Poll message send to all which are not relevant of it.

    1 vote
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  5. Notification sound muting

    Currently there's no way to mute notification sounds for the desktop version (or at least, the option doesn't work). This is extremely annoying.

    11 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. voice translator for recorded video messages english to spanish and vice versa

    A translator for video messaging. Make a recorded video message in one language and when the other person receives it they hear or read their preferred language. I recently made a recorded video message in English. sent it to someone that only speaks Spanish. They received it in English not Spanish like the text or live voice service does.

    4 votes
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  8. Language for voicemail greeting with Skype Number

    Please at least make the voicemail greeting language to go with the country code of the Skype Number.

    Currently, my Japanese clients get greeted in English, which many of them do not understand, and there is no way to change it. I have changed the app language but the greeting is still English.

    8 votes
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  9. 6 votes
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  10. Deleting text for me only

    I can only delete the messages I have sent. It would be good if I could delete the messages others have sent. not for both of us but only for me.
    for example, they sent a photo that I don't wanna see, and I can't ask them to remove the photo, so It's nice that I have the permission to delete it from my side.

    3 votes
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  11. we used to be able to keep messages as long as we wanted. Can you bring this feature back please?

    In Skype 7.4, we used to be able to keep messages forever. Can you bring this feature back please?

    9 votes
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  12. Caller ID for SMS in Belgium

    Make the the caller id work for SMS texting in Belgium. It only works for phone calls now but SMS messages are being send from a generic 8128 number.

    3 votes
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  13. We used to be able to search for a word or a name by using Control and F held down together. Can we please have this feature back???

    We used to be able to search for a name or a word by holding down the Control key and press the letter F. I can't do that now. It's an extremely useful feature. Can we please get this feature back? I'm in several health chat rooms and this feature would make it possible find an important article or a link.

    4 votes
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  14. HOW TO DEFINITELY SAVE THE AMENDMENTS TO THE SETTINGS???

    Every single day I enter my acct, go to the settings, amend the size of the font/typing (I set it bigger since the starndard one is too small)...till then all is in order...the problem arises the following day, when I turn skype on again and my last settings are lost and the small font is back so I have to restart the process from the beginning (settings/typing/larger one...)...very frustrating after more than one month doing so every single day, twice per day at least...

    QUESTION: HOW TO DEFINITELY SAVE THE AMENDMENTS TO THE SETTINGS???

    3 votes
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  15. Remove

    A feature to delete multiple conversations.

    3 votes
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  16. GIFS

    It would really be nice if the GIF feature worked even remotely well... You can't see the Gifs they are so small and they are previewed so you can't see the whole thing. Also links from Giphy.com (even short links) do not automatically display.

    4 votes
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  17. Skype parcel

    Skype Parcel doesn't work correctly. When it will be fixed?

    1 vote
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  18. Copy paste images in the message box

    cannot copy paste images in the message box

    10 votes
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  19. WEBP images are being uploaded using the wrong Content-Type

    This is more an existing issue / bug than an idea. Our users use skype to interact with our company, we use microsoft bot framework on our side for the M2P interaction.

    We have detected that, when users upload webp images, either as attachments or alone, skype performs the uploading using a content-type "application/octet-stream", which is wrong, the standard content / MIME type for Webp is image/webp.

    We can't support application/octet-stream as a valid content-type as it would introduce a security issue, given the users would be able then to upload any kind of file, including executables.

    This has been…

    2 votes
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  20. Contact display name format in chat

    From some version skype begun to reduce contact display name in chats to smaller parts, splitting it by space.
    For m it's totally bad idea, i've spent much time to set contact names to what I want.

    In some cases it difficult to see only name or last name in chat, especially in case when participating in group chat with people you never seen before or communicate rarely.

    The idea is:
    Make contact display name format changeable by user

    Possible solutions:


    1. Have an option in messaging settings how to display contacts: AsIs, Guess name etc

    2. The same setting per-chat basis,…
    2 votes
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