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  1. Skype 8 doesn't show when a message was edited

    Unlike earlier versions, in Skype 8 when you hover over the pencil icon, which is the icon signifying that a message has been edited, it doesn't display when it was edited.

    Please include this vital information again. Skype support indicated that not including it is "by design."

    5 votes
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  2. I would prefer to sign in and sign out, as I used to on skype 7. at the moment anyone can read my skype conversations if the computer is on,

    I want to retain the sign in, sign out procedure that I had with Skype 7. At the moment anyone can read my Skype messages if the computer in on. This is not what I want.

    10 votes
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  3. Export entire lifespan of conversation, with dates, names, times, image previews

    Wouldn't it be great to select all in a conversation history with someone, copy and paste it, and everything pasted , the ENTIRE chat, plus dates names and times, AND image/link previews?

    30 votes
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  4. Provide incoming chats with a sound

    Provide incoming chats with a sound even when a particular chat is not open, to alert for incoming message when away from the computer.

    21 votes
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  5. Better if you can provide date and time of chat like old version in chate window

    Hi, I request you to continue with old feature and keep date and time of chat in Skype chat box. in new version this is missing

    Thank you

    25 votes
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  6. activate voice message on desktop please

    activate voice message on desktop please , because it isn't allowed on desktop

    22 votes
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  7. Please bring back the option to disable typing indicator

    We should be able to turn off whether or not another user can see when we are typing an IM

    84 votes
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  8. Pin conversation

    Hi,

    I very like your Gallery feature.
    But if u guys can develop a additional as "Pin Message*. It would be awesome.
    Because in some situations, we can share a lot of links, but I only want to pin one of them into top.
    I hope this ideal very make sense, If u can make a beta, for sure I and my team would like to be very first candidates.

    Thank you so much.
    Anh

    10 votes
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  9. Why can't I bulk delete Recent Chats? What a rubbish!

    Why can't I bulk delete Recent Chats? What a rubbish!

    23 votes
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  10. Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    38 votes
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  11. 8 votes
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  12. 8 votes
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  13. BRING BACK SPELL CHECK + add translator and a grammar option


    • Please bring back spell check but also option to turn it off

    • add a grammar option or even a option to turn it off and on !!

    • improve auto correct

    213 votes
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  14. The new version does not allow to keep chat active when you close it (X).

    Before I could close it and I was able to receive callsa and messages. Same with mobile version.

    5 votes
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  15. Allow the option to backup history and chat in android

    Please allow the option to backup and may be export in chats on Skype android

    15 votes
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  16. 11 votes
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  17. Delete Per message

    Make it possible to delete a message per message from sender, not the whole conversation, as per own messages currently.

    31 votes
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  18. When clicking on images in Skype, open in default picture viewer

    When I receive images / pictures on Skype now, I used to be able to click on them and it would open in my default picture viewer so I could view it correctly, full-screen and be able to zoom, print etc.

    Now... it takes me away from the chat area and displays the image in Skype. For a useability point-of-view, this is now useless. Most images I get are larger so the scaled down version cannot be seen correctly. I have to then "right-click" and "Open" to view the image in my default picture viewer.

    This is a huge step…

    32 votes
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  19. I would like the ability to clear all my conversations at one even if its something like a check box there I have t select all.

    I would like the ability to clear all my conversations at one even if its something like a check box there I have t select all.

    7 votes
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  20. Bring back the jump history/copy paste

    Please bring back the old feature wherein we can easily jump back in previous conversations in a matter of just clicking. Also, copy & paste of conversations before looked way better and convenient than the current.

    72 votes
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