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  1. Align sent messages on the left side when on desktop

    Position sent messages on the left when on desktop version. When on desktop and skype is maximized, having to read left and then right is disturbing, it does make sense on mobile only as the screen is compact and allows easy reading/distinguishing from sent and received messages.

    6 votes
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  2. Individiaul Timestamps

    While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour,…

    19 votes
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  3. Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.

    Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.
    Add this for group and single message.
    Time display right side or below user name.
    Please check the below screen for more details-
    https://www.screencast.com/t/CkQwHxRo

    18 votes
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  4. new feature "read receipts"

    Hi,
    That "read receipts" feature you just pushed, you know the one that had a bug that took days to fix and we couldn't use the messaging service all that time? Well that is just another new useless feature that's making Skype even more clunky and slow. Why do you actually bother coming up with those stupid ideas and make users' life miserable?!? Why do you feel like you just HAVE to keep POs and stakeholders happy (and busy) by inflicting us all this crap?????? Just keep it simple, fast and accessible and ALL users will praise you for that. …

    7 votes
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  5. Skype shouldn't send IMG data from paste (ctrl+v) without confirmation.

    Skype shouldn't send IMG data from paste (ctrl+v) without confirmation. You don't wanna send to your manager photo of your cat and you don't wanna send to your friend skreenshot of work data accidentally.

    7 votes
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  6. 33 votes
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  7. 5 votes
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  8. Implement a way to reply to a SKYPE message with an Outlook email the same way you can reply to an Outlook email w/ a SKYPE message

    The ability to reply to a SKYPE message with an Outlook email the same way you can reply to an Outlook email w/ a SKYPE message would be a helpful feature addition.

    8 votes
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  9. Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    59 votes
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  10. Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    16 votes
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  11. 15 votes
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  12. 9 votes
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  13. Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    I'm software enginner so I know what I talk.
    Could be uncompatible with many laws, where I MUST BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY DATA.

    Thanks skype people keeping skype a good app and not an another fading away app.

    11 votes
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  14. Respect us

    If we put a Do Not Disturb or Invisible, it mean you can send a message to us but to calls etc. That would be embarrassing on a phone user...

    9 votes
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  15. Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group. Roles. Chat Commands.

    Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group.
    Its very important for Skype Safety to be able to make a Skype room group Moderated (seems this should be by default). Allow room creator or admin to remove inappropriate messages/links/files/pics of group members. Admin/Creator should be able to create a Banlist so the wrong people (abusers) can not join or be added by members, despite if Joining/link to join is enabled or not. Admin needs to be able to add other admins though Creator role would be better. I have recently been asked about muting an individual in a group,…

    147 votes
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  16. Select portions of text like single words or emails in messages

    I can't select what I need, have to copy whole message, paste to notepad.

    10 votes
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  17. By default Skype should always leave and display text as it was typed

    Trust people to know what they are doing, and transfer text the way it was typed, and display it so it looks exactly like it looked on the senders side.

    Text coming from the clipboard, or being dragged onto a contact or the send message text box should also be treated this way. The text should look the same on the receiver side as it would look if it were pasted into notepad.exe.

    Smilies and shit should be an opt in option, for all sake, do a huge poput the first time you encounter something that you believe could be…

    10 votes
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  18. Always On Top (compact chat window) option - so I can work on another full-screen app while still seeing chat with co-worker.

    If chat window can be made small and float to front (AKA "always on top") then I can work on a full-screen tool (IDE, graphics design tool, large doc editor) while still being able to see what a colleague is typing. I should still be able to minimize the window to the taskbar, and I should still see some visible notification when new chat text arrives while the window doesn't have the input focus. In my desktop context I often have the chats open on a second screen, but I don't tend to bring a second screen when I am…

    42 votes
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  19. Allow to select more than single message

    In Skype 7 I was able to select multiple lines of conversation, copy them and paste. In current Skype 12.1815 I can only select single message. This limitation is annoying and unbelivable...

    153 votes
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    Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability. In the meantime you can right click on a message, click the “Select message” option and pick different messages to copy or forward.
    Thank you for your patience.
    - Petr

  20. colorful message background makes my eyes ache.

    The black theme looks terrible, the colorful message background makes the message dazzling

    13 votes
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