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  1. Copy and paste quotes in any conversations just like Skype Classic

    A unique feature in Skype Classic is the ability and efficient way to transfer quotes from one conversations to other, but in Skype Preview, we need to do a lot of clicks to forward a message. Time consuming as it is.

    22 votes
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  2. Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    22 votes
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  3. Minimum Split view window widths are too wide and do not remember their last positions

    Split view windows in Classic Skype were able to remember their last known positions on the desktop. The widths of the split windows could be shortened more than what their counterparts had as a minimum window width in Skype for Windows 10. Particularly with the Chat window.

    22 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Focus the textbox (for typing immediately) when click open Skype from Windows notification.

    Focus the textbox (for typing immediately) when click open Skype from Windows notification.

    22 votes
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  6. deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    22 votes
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  7. Delete Chat History older than 14 days

    Old Skype you could decide on how long to keep conversations before deleting, Bring back delete chat history older than 14 days

    21 votes
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  8. Sms

    Allow Skype to be default SMS app on android using carrier SMS and MMS rather than Skype SMS. This could replace the stock messaging app completely but also encourage more users to use their Skype accounts if it is all integrated.

    21 votes
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  9. I'm really ****** off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that **** of 8, the chat became limited to the

    I'm really off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that of 8, the chat became limited to the last year! *******!

    21 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Add Google's RCS support to Skype

    Add Google's Rich Communications Services (RCS) to Skype so that support is native when a user switches Skype to be there default text app.

    21 votes
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  12. Let users resize the Text Char Sidebar

    On Desktop when I'm on call with another person, I can't resize the text chat sidebar. This is very inconvenient since they don't currently have a microphone making about 75% of my client's screen completely useless. I did set the text size to larger, but it's not large enough. If they'd let me resize the sidebar like on Skype 7 I would have no problems anymore. Thanks.

    20 votes
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  13. Messages delay and No notification sound even turn on.

    Skype version 8.33.0.43 does not work. Messages delay and No notification sound when new messages come even notification turn on.

    20 votes
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  14. Auto Export Message History

    Put something in that will notify users when their cloud-stored history is about to start overwriting, and suggest they export their message history (or make this automatic). Exports should also be stored as a readily accessible, rather than proprietary file type, and should be indexed for quick and efficient search. Nobody should EVER lose old messages just because their cloud storage is only good for a rolling two-year window!

    20 votes
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  15. Bring Back Option To Disable Text Formatting

    One thing I can't stand about the new skype is that I can no longer disable Advanced Text Formatting. Not being able to use characters like "*" or "-" without my text turning bold or italic is pretty annoying and from a business perspective quite inconvenient. This is one reason, among many others, why I won't update my skype.

    20 votes
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  16. Multiple leave chat

    Enable multiple leave chats. When you have a lot of chats (hundred) and you want to leave all them to avoid noise, current UI is not allowing to leave all the chats in just one click. You need to go one by one and leave.

    20 votes
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  17. Individiaul Timestamps

    While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour,…

    20 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Add which time user read message

    if user read message so in which time he/she read that message so requested person know in which time message is read by reader

    19 votes
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  20. Bring back SMS relay

    Skype updated itself to version 8.30.0.98 and it lost the SMS relay feature I was using.
    Please bring it back

    19 votes
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