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  1. 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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  2. Remove

    A feature to delete multiple conversations.

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. Skype parcel

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

    1 vote
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  5. Copy paste images in the message box

    cannot copy paste images in the message box

    11 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. go to back recent friend chat

    go to back recent friend chat

    2 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 3 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Recover deleted messages

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

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Bring back highlights you cowards

    Bring back highlights you cowards.

    3 votes
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