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  1. Scheduled/Customized DND

    Enable Do Not Disturb on schedule, or for certain period of time. e.g.: once enabled, go back automatically to Available after 30 min, or 1 hour, etc...

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  2. Allow user to change the font style, as we had on Classic Skype. :)

    Allow user to change the font style, as we had on Classic Skype. :)

    5 votes
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  3. Add Strike feature in Skype.

    In Skype, here we have the options to remove the sent message. Also, we have a feature of Edit message. In Removing/Editing we can't see the previous message(which is removed/updated i.e the old message) so here is the idea, here, we can add one more feature i.e "Strike" a sent message which will help in a group OR personal chat that we previously what was there and now we are that person who sent the message can strike that message which states that the message is no more and it will be there in the history as Strike message

    1 vote
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  4. Chat Streaks

    I think it would be cool if you could have streaks with people and/or groups. Like snapchat, if you and another person each message eachother one day, that would keep the streak going. And for groups maybe just have at least 2 people in the group message to keep a streak. It would be a fun little feature I'd love to see.

    1 vote
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  5. Skype me .. returns

    Add the option "Skype me" to have the ability to talk with unknown persons ..like before.that was really cool on the old skype.. thx

    6 votes
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  6. Have an action item and notes option to add to the thread.

    Skype would be much more productive for me if I could add an action item for myself to help remind me what I need to do. Or at least add a "note to self" option to a thread. Also, make it easily visible.

    3 votes
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  7. Add "remind me later" option.

    Please add the "remind me later" option to a message or thread with various options of when to be reminded.

    Slack has this feature which I use all the time and it works great!

    3 votes
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  8. Auto scroll down in conversation

    I have noticed in my Skype desktop application, the chat window does not scroll down to the latest message. So every time I open the window to see a new chat, it looks like there's nothing there. It would be nice if the messaging window automatically scrolled down to the bottom of the latest message.

    2 votes
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  9. Add the feature to get SMS from the US banks

    Please add the feature to be able to receive SMS from the banks. All the banks these days in order to verify your ID or to let you log-in into the account will send you a 6 digit code via SMS text

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  10. new message notification

    With the latest versions of Skype (8.52) on Windows, if the message window is minimised and a new message arrives, a tiny red dot appears over the Skype Taskbar icon. This tiny red dot is easily missed. Can we have an preference option to have a pop window appear with the new message text, instead of the red dot?

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  11. being able to delete all old messages and chats in one click

    Have a one click button to enable you to delete all old chats and messages at once

    6 votes
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  12. Can you have a notification come over films and cames which a I can switch to 'on' or 'off' so that I can tell when someone sends messages.

    On windows 7 before I had to have windows 10 I used to get little messages pop round my game and round my films when I was watching. I don't know if I would have been able to turn them off had I wanted to. Now unfortunately my sick mum cannot get a message through to me when I am doing something like that nor can my son. Why has this facility gone?
    Oh by the way being forced to use Windows 10 sucks, when I upgraded my chip I had no choice. Please resell and update Windows 7 as…

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  13. Export FULL Skype 8 history rather than previous 6 months.

    The idea is simple, allow users to view messages from beyond 6 months. Sure, there's the function to export chat history from Skype 7.xx, but this still leaves major gaps in conversations. People are losing their messages and this is terrible.

    3 votes
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  14. Export FULL Skype 8 history rather than previous 6 months.

    The idea is simple, allow users to view messages from beyond 6 months. Sure, there's the function to export chat history from Skype 7.xx, but this still leaves major gaps in conversations. People are losing their messages and this is terrible.

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  15. clear history

    Have an option to delete all my chat history and give option on when. Like after.. viewing, 24, 7 days or never or something to that effect. Allot of other competitors offer similar features why dont you Skype.

    3 votes
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  16. Default chat notification sounds are inaudible. Give us back the ability to choose what sounds to use.

    Everyone on my team misses chat notifications on a regular basis because of this, particularly those on mobile phones.

    2 votes
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  17. Bug. Skype on iphone 8.52.0.138 doesnt record audio messages, it's just quiet. non wireless mic is ok. Friend got the Same problem

    Skype on iphone 8.52.0.138 doesnt record audio messages, it's just quiet. non wireless mic is ok. Calls work fine, the problem only appears with adio messages. Friend got the Same problem.

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  18. FIND FUNCTION

    Skype version 8.52.0.138

    I am currently using the latest version of skype which apparently was not the best idea. After the update I have lost the "find" function. We use multiple group chat at work and the best function when looking for a skype ID on the message box is to use "find" function. This stopped working after the last update. I have a couple of workmates whom are having the same issue. Please fix this issue. Thank you!

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  19. Hide / Delete multiple conversations at once

    Have the option to use the standard Windows options to select multiple conversations and either hide or delete all of the selected conversations.

    This is necessary, because over time the conversation list becomes cluttered.

    3 votes
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  20. Photos Stop Sending As Attachments

    On iOS13, stop forcing photos and screencaps to send as files instead of photos.

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