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  1. Skype should be able to minimize to the notification area (REVISITED)

    I am sorry but this is STILL not available. Instead of minimizing to tray, what in fact does if you close Skype windows is it "CLOSES" to tray.

    When a new message arrives to one of the chat windows and you right click to open the chat window and type a message, this is what happens:


    1. Skype RELOADS

    2. Skype RELOGINS to its servers,

    3. It REFRESHES the windows

    4. It REPOPULATES each and every CHAT WINDOW for each contant

    5. It opens the chat window you need to type

    6. It REPOPULATES the chat history of that window.

    Besides taking a gazillion of years,…

    10 votes
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  2. Seeing (as well as exporting) the history in sequence of occurrence across all contacts.

    Being a primary way of communicating to clients, the history in Skype, including phone call duration, is important for being able to bill my clients.

    That is about the absolute single aspect that will make it worth while for me and I assume most consultants in the industry, to continue with Skype.

    It is terribly important for success in my kind of business.

    Currently, the lack of ability is a super frustrating and disabling factor.

    1 vote
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  3. Skype recently added the feature for receiving text messages. However I still cannot receive a text verification from companies.

    Skype messaging is still not designed for receiving text messages from companies who want to confirm me. I travel a lot, and it is much easier if I can use my Skype number, which I pay for annually, as my mobile contact for confirming that it is me. When will Skype improve this feature?

    10 votes
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  4. Change quote behavior back to normal

    There are 2 things I like on old quote behavior:
    1. Copy & Paste quote. Ctrl+V for quote and Ctrl+Shift+V for paste. Simple and elegant. In Skype 8, right click and chose "Quote" or "Quote Selection" is a very bad UX.
    2. Multiple quotes in a single message. This is a very wonderful feature. It helps keeping nice quoting format, and the most important, in a SINGLE message. In Skype 8, you quote each message, then go back, then quote another message.
    p/s: I use quote as a tool that make people know what other say EXACTLY without doubting that…

    4 votes
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  5. A simple switch to enable or disable SMS.

    A simple switch to enable or disable SMS would be useful for those that prefer not to use SMS with Skype.

    1 vote
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  6. grammar check

    we would like to have grammar correcting automatically in skype same as the previous version..

    3 votes
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  7. profile icon

    I hope I can hide the picture of the person I am chatting.

    1 vote
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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?

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    12 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    10 votes
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  16. 6 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    4 votes
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  20. 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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