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  1. "heehee xd" should be added to the Cortana suggestions.

    When Cortana makes its suggestions, "heehee xd" should be a part of it as a reaction to a text of humor or mischief.

    55 votes
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  2. Short Code SMS receipt support

    Banks and financial institutions use short code SMS to send authorization codes to complete online/mobile transactions. While my US mobile phone supports this, when I am travelling outside the US my US mobile does not always work, while my skype number does (whenever I have data or wifi of course).
    Skype now supports SMS but still doesn't receive short code SMS.
    This would be a wonderful feature (even if charged per message) to enable/disable per user.

    48 votes
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  3. recover deleted chat conversation history

    recover deleted chat conversation history

    47 votes
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  4. 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.

    44 votes
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  5. 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..

    43 votes
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    9 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.

  6. 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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  7. Duplicate Paste issue

    Paste Issue. When we paste something it double paste.

    41 votes
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  8. 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.

    41 votes
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  9. 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.

    40 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    Hi – We’d love more details about your experience here.

    If you have Skype credits you do have the ability to send SMS by going to the profile of the person you want to SMS and choosing “Send SMS”.

    You can also send an SMS to an arbitrary number from the dial pad by entering the phone number and selecting the SMS button to the left of the call button.

    Additionally we are adding the ability to SMS via your Android phone with SMS Connect, which recently rolled out to insiders. Keep an eye out for this feature coming to all builds in the next few months.

  10. Bring back /showplaces and /remotelogout

    Inexplicably, early in 2018 those two commands were disabled across the board in Skype, including v7. There was no explanation for this, as scores of other commands still exist.

    Bring them back, since with all the devices these days, it's easy to leave yourself logged in somewhere. These commands will show you where and let you logout instantly from all other devices.

    38 votes
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  11. Please add feature to delete old messages

    Please add feature to delete old messages

    35 votes
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  12. Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    34 votes
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  13. BRING BACK MORE GIFs!

    Please add a larger selection of gifs to choose from. Bring back the bing, tenor, giphy... gifs!

    33 votes
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  14. need classic features back

    make visible on left side under contacts names so we can see their status message without having to click on names - very inconvenient the way it is - make it appear like the classic version was please

    33 votes
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  15. 33 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Fast Sync like Telegram!

    Fast Sync like Telegram!

    32 votes
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  18. Skype icon should blinking different color on Taskbar

    Skype icon on taskbar should blink color when receive notification like it happened on Skype Classic so I know that someone sent me message

    31 votes
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  19. 31 votes
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  20. Allow Outgoing Messages - PLEASE !!!

    It is imperative to have an outgoing messages. I live in Las Vegas. My phone number is 1 number different from the major hospital here. I field an average of 53 calls a day that are wrong numbers.

    Back when we were allowed to have an outbound message, my message with say, "If you are calling Sunrise Hospital, you have dialed incorrectly, please call 702-xxx-xxxx. If you are trying to reach (MY Company) please leave a message.

    Now not only do you not allow a customized outgoing message, your generic message is that of a young lady with a British…

    31 votes
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