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  1. Dont Show When a Message is Removed

    Allow users to remove messages completely, instead of replacing them with "this message has been removed." If a user doesn't want someone to recieve a message, having that feature kind of defeats the purpose.

    19 votes

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  2. Music Player

    Create music player like telegram that can be play music in app

    15 votes

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  3. In Private Conversations, permit the sender to forbid forwarding, copying, and screen shots.

    Make it an election of a private message sender if the recipient can forward, copy, or take screen shots.

    (Yes, I know users can take a second camera and take a screen shot, but it's still hassle and so a deterrent.)

    6 votes

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  4. Rethink message status feedback: message delivered time, messaged viewed time, contact last seen/online time

    People need to know the status of their messages. Is it sent so that I may go offline? Is it delivered so that the recipient may see it? When did they see it? When were they last online, so that I may (not) already have a response? -- People communicate via TCP, not UDP. ;)

    And of course, we're all having very different people in our lives which needs to be adressed: What information I share with whom should be configurable by contact or group and a general setting, and be immediately visible in a conversation. Perhaps mutual configuration settings…

    71 votes

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  5. Make the react button on each message much more subtle

    Possibly only visible when mouse over
    Or in the RightClick (context) menu.

    10 votes

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  6. Allow Skype to send SMS to mobile numbers

    Apart from the Win32 app, it is literally impossible to use Skype to send an SMS to an arbitrary mobile number. Fix this.

    41 votes

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  7. Private Conversation Improvements (End-to-end encryption)

    End to end encryption. Self destructive messages, ability to stop users from taking screenshots in secret chats, etc..

    46 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    We recently released end-to-end encryption via the Private Conversations feature Brian mentioned below and would love any feedback about how you use it, what you think of it, and what you’d like to see us do next.

    Please add your feedback here for features you’d like to see in Private Conversations.

  8. Skypeme!

    Bring back Skypeme or something similar so you can meet new people, not only talk to your you know! I've met many people this way who I still am in contact with 10 years on!

    10 votes

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  9. Fix voice notes / audios

    I use Skype as my main messaging app but my friends complain about voice notes /audios, you have to wait a very long time to finally listen the audio. Also you can't send voice notes from the desktop app and the android app doesn't lock the screen, if you record long audios and you don't pay attention to your phone screen, the phone gets locked and you lose the audio you were recoding

    9 votes

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  10. Fix groups! Groups don't send notifications

    For some reason groups in Skype 8 don't send notifications and I end ignoring my teammates. Please

    19 votes

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  11. Make Skype a full sms app that can replace or work along side a stock messaging app like WhatsApp does

    Skype could be the best sms app but you need to allow it to especially work on phones and connect to a desktop PC via some web link. Google messenger and whatsapp both have this option why can't Microsoft allow this. Use Microsoft authenticator easy way better than a quarter code.
    Skype has the potential but is slipping behind all the other apps because of the lack of this feature

    224 votes

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  12. Fast Sync like Telegram!

    Fast Sync like Telegram!

    35 votes

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  13. Notify all devices always

    Please ensure that all messages come through to my phone. I'll often get messages that appear on my desktop version of Skype but not on my phone and therefore I don't actually know about the message. So please always notify all devices. It's very annoying.

    42 votes

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  14. Always leave the text chat up in a call

    I can't tell you how many times I'm text chatting with someone in skype and we get on a call for business. They'll include a customer on the call but the call is to a cell. We want the text session open so we can discuss things without talking or muting the call. Sure we can open a text session but this is about as stupid as on a cell phone when you call a number and have to bring up the dialpad as most businesses have IVR. What is the point of hiding the text? Also we'll have conversations…

    24 votes

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  15. Allow the option of making it your default text app on Android phones just like we had on Windows phone

    Allow the option of making it your default text app on Android phones just like we had on Windows phone

    16 votes

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  16. support copy/paste of ANY media type

    It should be possible to copy/paste any media type to or from Skype.

    Skype should provide all possible clipboard formats for data copied from Skype. Ex, If I copy a jpg photo someone sent me, it should be provided to the clipboard in all possible image formats (dib, wmf, gif, png, jpg, tiff, bmp, ...) and if the image contain text, then the output of an OCR of the image should be there as well. The original type is the default.

    When copying data to Skype, a best effort should be made to get that data into the message. As…

    269 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all who voted for this suggestion! We are continuously working to improve the quality and functionality of Skype to meet your needs and really appreciate your support and patience. I’ll let you know if anything changes.
    - Petr

  17. Send Messages! This should be a given.

    I was using the most current version of Skype on my Windows 7 machine and my husband was using the most current version of Skype for his Windows 10 machine at his workplace. He would send messages and I would not receive them. I had Skype on my phone. Occasionally I would see a message from him there that did not show up on my desktop version, or the other way around.

    I asked the Skype community and chatted with two skype workers only to be told I was the only one with this complaint so there was nothing that…

    29 votes

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  18. Navigate history by time period (previous month, etc)

    We should be able to go to a previous date, or at least rough time period, fairly easily. This isn't even very good on Skype 7, but at least it makes an attempt.

    100 votes

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  19. A movable border between typing area and past messages

    The divider should allow being moved and remember its position. Again, like in Skype 7.

    Often I want a larger typing area than one line at the start (rather than waiting), and it's tedious resizing it with a bunch of Ctrl-Enters. Even then you're limited.

    106 votes

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  20. Autosave an unsent chat message

    In the case of an app or system crash, most (if not all) of the unsent text would be there afterwards. The way it is now, all unsent text is lost, which sometimes is extremely painful.

    Plenty of programs can do this, such as Telegram or Word. It should be especially easy for Skype due to the cloud.

    45 votes

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