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  1. Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.

    Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.
    Add this for group and single message.
    Time display right side or below user name.
    Please check the below screen for more details-
    https://www.screencast.com/t/CkQwHxRo

    19 votes
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  2. Channel or broadcating

    Just copy channel from Telegram!

    19 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Unfortunately, there's no option to delete multiple messages and conversations on Skype at once

    Unfortunately, there's no option to delete multiple messages and conversations on Skype at once

    18 votes
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  6. Deleting incoming messages

    We are able to delete outgoing messages, however not able to delete any incoming ones. Don’t understand why.
    We should be able to control what stays on our skype account. Also if we can mark up several messages for deletion would be ideal. Just like with the outgoing ones.

    Thank you.

    18 votes
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  7. Choosing language for spell-checking

    Please add a possibility to choose spell-checking language, instead of automatically set it based on the keyboard layout. News flash #1: English is not the only language which uses Latin alphabet. People in many other countries (for example Sweden, Italy, Germany, France etc) have their native language keyboard layouts, but still write a lot of messages in English (News flash #2: people in other countries use English too). But if my default keyboard layout is Swedish all my English language messages are spell-checked and even auto-corrected as if they were in Swedish. It's EXTREMELY irritating. PLEASE let people choose their…

    18 votes
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  8. Bring back chat logs

    No one asked this company to remove chat logs and the fact you did with little regard for those who cares speaks volumes.

    The fact you deliberately made it hard to copy messages even if you rolled back a chat with a user speaks volumes.

    Plz bring these features back or to where they were. No real reason to block people out from something you had in the version before.

    18 votes
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  9. Bring back copy/paste quoting.

    Basically what the title says. I can't think of one good reason to keep the current "right click, select quote" method of quoting when ctlr+c/ctrl+v worked perfectly well in the past and let me copy more than just messages, but / commands (such as member roles or emotes or whatever) and the text they would produce with ease.

    18 votes
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  10. Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    18 votes
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  11. Let us turn off text formating

    Give us the choice to turn off text formating

    18 votes
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  12. Add built-in animated gif searching service like giphy into the Windows 10 app

    Smiley's are great, but I want to be able to use animated gifs in Skype on Windows 10 like I can on my Android phone.

    18 votes
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  13. ****

    Please return the reaction and emoji "Pile of poo" - ie (****) - it is essential for communication.

    17 votes
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  14. Don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat

    Please, don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat! This is annoying!!!

    When I close an image, I expect to go back to chat window, instead, skype is being minimized to tray.

    17 votes
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  15. delete

    deleted message does not show " Message is removed " in Chat or group.

    17 votes
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  16. find messages and chats from specific dates.

    Being able to find messages from a specific date, so making it easier and avoiding an hour of scrolling down the chat to find the right date.
    Making it so you can find message from a month or a year ago in an easier way

    17 votes
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  17. Downloading files shouldn't overwrite existing ones

    Skype is overwriting existing files when the name matches instead of creating a new one with another name. If I want to access to the old file I have to delete it and download it again (if it stills available).

    17 votes
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    Hi there, thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry if some of your files were overwritten. I will share your feedback with Product Team. Meanwhile you can go to Settings – Messaging and set Auto-download to off to make sure it won’t happen again.

    - Petr

  18. send voice message

    I really do not want to send video messages. Please provide a way to turn this off and just send voice messages, particularly as it is not possible to see if someone is online but not available

    17 votes
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  19. 之前發信息可以,有字體可以單獨加粗,現在的不可以了

    希望能像之前那樣 * 黑 * 字體就能加粗

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  20. delayed messaging

    Sometimes I find something online (such as a Youtube video) and I want to send a friend the link. However, it may well be the middle of the night for my friend if they live on the other side of the world. I don't know if they have audio alerts switched on and I don't want to wake them for something that is trivial.

    It would be good if I could create a message and then order it to be sent at a more convenient time, a few hours into the future. Apologies if this is already possible and I…

    17 votes
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