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  1. 9 votes
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  2. Private Conversations in Skype 12

    Add Private Conversations in Windows Store Skype (Version 12).

    7 votes
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  3. 5 votes
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  4. 发送mp3音频文件时还是用文件的形式发送(旧版)

    现在直接成为一条语音不方便,也没有办法跳时间点

    13 votes
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  5. Saving All Chat History From Beginning To Now *&* Moving Forward, W/ The Ability To View Chat History Like Before.

    It is very important for many of us to be able to continue to have our chat history on Skype from the beginning to now and moving forward.. Along with the option to view history, like we did on Skype V7, by going to "Conversation" and "View History". This would allow us to go back where we needed, without going at a snail's pace. Whether that be going to the very beginning, a year, or a month. This was very efficient and helpful. Thank you.

    109 votes
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  6. Send a message with skype from Google Assistans

    I want to just be ablet to say Okey Google send a message with skype to my (name) and a message attach to it.

    Use this function with Viber but missing that support for skype.

    8 votes
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  7. delayed messaging

    Sometimes I find something online (such as a Youtube video) and I want to send a friend the link. However, it may well be the middle of the night for my friend if they live on the other side of the world. I don't know if they have audio alerts switched on and I don't want to wake them for something that is trivial.

    It would be good if I could create a message and then order it to be sent at a more convenient time, a few hours into the future. Apologies if this is already possible and I…

    15 votes
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  8. Channel or broadcating

    Just copy channel from Telegram!

    17 votes
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  9. Skype should Intelligently switch from Skype to Skype to text like Apple does with iMessage

    One thing that I can say about Apple's iMessage is that I love the way it intelligently switches from iMessage to text for users that don't have iMessage on their devices. If Microsoft could implement such a feature for Skype and then add all of Facebooks nice features then I think Skype would be much more useful for people.

    9 votes
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  10. Skype Number should be allowed to receive text.

    You can send messages from your Skype Number if you set it as primary on Skype. It would be nice if a person could receive messages on their device. A person could potentially turn a tablet or PC that only has wifi into a device that can make/ receive calls and text. Only the receiving part is missing.

    24 votes
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  11. Add Google's RCS support to Skype

    Add Google's Rich Communications Services (RCS) to Skype so that support is native when a user switches Skype to be there default text app.

    17 votes
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  12. Allow Outgoing Messages - PLEASE !!!

    It is imperative to have an outgoing messages. I live in Las Vegas. My phone number is 1 number different from the major hospital here. I field an average of 53 calls a day that are wrong numbers.

    Back when we were allowed to have an outbound message, my message with say, "If you are calling Sunrise Hospital, you have dialed incorrectly, please call 702-xxx-xxxx. If you are trying to reach (MY Company) please leave a message.

    Now not only do you not allow a customized outgoing message, your generic message is that of a young lady with a British…

    29 votes
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  13. Add built-in animated gif searching service like giphy into the Windows 10 app

    Smiley's are great, but I want to be able to use animated gifs in Skype on Windows 10 like I can on my Android phone.

    15 votes
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  14. 6 votes
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  15. Let us edit Private Conversation messages, if possible.

    If it is technically feasible, let us edit already sent Private Conversation posts. I miss that compared to Standard Skype.

    11 votes
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  16. Dont Show When a Message is Removed

    Allow users to remove messages completely, instead of replacing them with "this message has been removed." If a user doesn't want someone to recieve a message, having that feature kind of defeats the purpose.

    19 votes
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  17. Music Player

    Create music player like telegram that can be play music in app

    12 votes
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  18. In Private Conversations, permit the sender to forbid forwarding, copying, and screen shots.

    Make it an election of a private message sender if the recipient can forward, copy, or take screen shots.

    (Yes, I know users can take a second camera and take a screen shot, but it's still hassle and so a deterrent.)

    5 votes
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  19. send contact

    Ability to send a own contact to another contact. As a user of skype I would like to send one of my contacts to another person so he/she can add the same contact pretty fast. Searching for contacts within the Skype search is pain in the ass. So this would significantly increase productivity.

    60 votes
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  20. Rethink message status feedback: message delivered time, messaged viewed time, contact last seen/online time

    People need to know the status of their messages. Is it sent so that I may go offline? Is it delivered so that the recipient may see it? When did they see it? When were they last online, so that I may (not) already have a response? -- People communicate via TCP, not UDP. ;)

    And of course, we're all having very different people in our lives which needs to be adressed: What information I share with whom should be configurable by contact or group and a general setting, and be immediately visible in a conversation. Perhaps mutual configuration settings…

    61 votes
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