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  1. Export of chat history, why removing such key features?


    • When colleagues leave for another employment, I need to save all conversations I had with them before deleting contacts. I cannot keep 100 old contacts, not convenient, useless (online notifications etc...) and increases the risk of picking the wrong recipients when sending messages.

    • If I stop using one Skype user account created for specific purpose/project/employment, I want to back-up all conversations before deleting this account.

    4 votes
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  2. Allow to send more than 10 images / pictures and group them.

    There is a limit in Skype 8 to send not more than 10 pictures at one.
    This limit was not in Skype 7 before.

    I don't want and need this limit, so please remove it.

    Create a group if more than 4 images get sent at once.

    3 votes
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  3. Export Chat History including BEFORE April 2017 and REMOVE the 30-day limit.

    We need our messages, videos and pictures before April 2017 to be available. and REMOVE the 30 day limit for files, voice messages, call recordings

    19 votes
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  4. go to back recent friend chat

    go to back recent friend chat

    2 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. We need to be able to enlarge the print of our messages

    I have trouble seeing the small print on my messages that I get and send. I think there should be a way to enlarge the print so that it can be easily read.

    6 votes
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  7. loss of credits

    Over the years I have ocaisionally not been able to connect to a call and I've been given the option to leave a message. I did not see anywhere that it said this would cost $X in skype credit. If this info is there perhaps it should be more prominently displayed. and if it's not there then it should be.

    2 votes
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  8. Bring copy from snipping tool feature back..!

    Copying image from Snipping tool to skype is very essetial tool for many people. It is a handy tool for copying cropped image by single click. This feature is not working in latest skype version. please enable the feature again.

    5 votes
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  9. 3 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Recover deleted messages

    I just need messages from March of 2017, since it was automatically deleted

    3 votes
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  12. Spellcheck in Skype 8 should ignore URLs/links

    Skype 8 insists upon highlighting spelling "errors" in URLs. There is never a reason to do this, of course. URLs are what they are.

    Skype app (for Win10) does ignore them, so only Skype 8 needs this fix.

    Skype 7 also ignored URLs.

    3 votes
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  13. Bring back highlights you cowards

    Bring back highlights you cowards.

    2 votes
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  14. add custom messages in skype, for example: i am on call , i am going away for a call, i am busy. Allow users to create their own messages.

    add custom messages in skype, for example: i am on call , i am going away for a call, i am busy. Allow users to create their own messages.

    2 votes
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  15. Reply Function

    Hi Skype, please have a "reply" function like whatsapp / telegram. Its easier to keep track of conversations and makes the whole experience similar to the major platforms, hence reducing any unnecessary comparisons

    4 votes
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  16. bigger chat box

    Bigger chat box typing field. the video should be resizable.

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. The feature to save audio messages

    Couldn't playback audio messages from my boyfriend. Please can you give us the feature. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  19. The feature to backup chat history for all version of Android

    Couldn't backup chat history on Android. Please can you give us the feature. Thank you.

    4 votes
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  20. The feature to export chat history completely from eldest to newest

    Couldn't export chat history. Please can you give us the feature. Thank you

    7 votes
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    Hi there :) Your messages, videos and pictures are available back to April 2017, files, voice messages, call recordings for 30 days.

    Use this link to export your Skype history: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34894/how-do-i-export-my-skype-files-and-chat-history

    And don’t forget to check this page for additional information: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34893/how-long-are-files-and-data-available-in-skype

    Let me know how it works for you :)

    - Petr

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