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  1. Search should be able to search all chats

    I am not able to search within the chats of older dates..

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  2. Submit

    It should be made eady for people to cancel their skype, If they are no longer wanting it !
    Thank You very much

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  3. To able to see what county im reciving phone calls and chats message from.

    To be able to see what country, I'm received or receiving a phone call or a chat message from.

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  4. Make Pre-April 2017 messages, pictures and videos available.

    We won't be asking if only Classic Skype and it's infrastructure was not MURDERED for Skype 8

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  5. How dose one dele (history chat) from a perticuler contact on your list, but keep the contact on your list.

    How does one dele (history chat) from a particular contact on your list, but keep the contact on your list.

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  6. Updated Lesbian Flag Emoji

    The current lesbian flag emoji uses an old flag, which was made by a racist person. The lesbian community recently switched to a different flag with five stripes in the following order: dark orange, light orange, white, light pink, dark pink.
    A picture can be found here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OrangeandPinkLesbianflag.svg
    I'd like an orange lesbian flag emoji, it doesn't have to replace the current lesbian flag emoji though.

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  7. Skype for windows: create and send a photo

    Hello, for the situations where I don't want to create a video message. Is it possible to get an option to make just a photo from a webcam and send it? (like it done for mobile versions)

    I will really appreciate it.
    As a bonus idea, there could be a screenshot option too. But the photo from the webcam is more interesting for me.

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  8. Шаблоны сохраненных фраз

    Добавьте шаблоны сохраненных фраз с возможностью добавления своих (например общие фразы - "Хорошо, путь будет так", "Ну-да, ну-да", "Спасибо!", "Как ты?", "Какой кошмар!", "Привет! Как дела?" и т.д.)
    Смайликов и эмодзи много, но они не всегда подходят. Требуется именно текст.

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  9. skype business - remove or deminish distracting 'saved conversation' message

    The 'we saved this conversation' that pops up at the end of a chat after a while is very distracting. I suggest having it not move any of conversation and gently fading in if required at all.

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  10. Find Old historical

    Bonsoir,
    Il serait très intéressant pour les usagers de skype ne s'étant pas connecter depuis plusieurs mois de retrouver leurs historiques.
    Personnellement nous aimerions retrouver nos historiques de conversation de l'année 2012. Sachant que nous ne sommes plus sur le même ordinateur qu'a l'époque. Il faudrait trouver un moyen de télécharger un historique en particulier, même s'il fallait payer une légère somme.

    Merci de travailler sur ce sujet.

    Best regards
    A Deveaux

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  11. Add Strike feature in Skype.

    In Skype, here we have the options to remove the sent message. Also, we have a feature of Edit message. In Removing/Editing we can't see the previous message(which is removed/updated i.e the old message) so here is the idea, here, we can add one more feature i.e "Strike" a sent message which will help in a group OR personal chat that we previously what was there and now we are that person who sent the message can strike that message which states that the message is no more and it will be there in the history as Strike message

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  12. new message notification

    With the latest versions of Skype (8.52) on Windows, if the message window is minimised and a new message arrives, a tiny red dot appears over the Skype Taskbar icon. This tiny red dot is easily missed. Can we have an preference option to have a pop window appear with the new message text, instead of the red dot?

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  13. Can you have a notification come over films and cames which a I can switch to 'on' or 'off' so that I can tell when someone sends messages.

    On windows 7 before I had to have windows 10 I used to get little messages pop round my game and round my films when I was watching. I don't know if I would have been able to turn them off had I wanted to. Now unfortunately my sick mum cannot get a message through to me when I am doing something like that nor can my son. Why has this facility gone?
    Oh by the way being forced to use Windows 10 sucks, when I upgraded my chip I had no choice. Please resell and update Windows 7 as…

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  14. Bug. Skype on iphone 8.52.0.138 doesnt record audio messages, it's just quiet. non wireless mic is ok. Friend got the Same problem

    Skype on iphone 8.52.0.138 doesnt record audio messages, it's just quiet. non wireless mic is ok. Calls work fine, the problem only appears with adio messages. Friend got the Same problem.

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  15. FIND FUNCTION

    Skype version 8.52.0.138

    I am currently using the latest version of skype which apparently was not the best idea. After the update I have lost the "find" function. We use multiple group chat at work and the best function when looking for a skype ID on the message box is to use "find" function. This stopped working after the last update. I have a couple of workmates whom are having the same issue. Please fix this issue. Thank you!

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  16. Find File in Folder on Attachment Right click

    We are having an issue to find the attachment, we had to "Save As", but the issue is it starts to redownload it again, if the file is big it takes time. need to add a "Find in Folder" feature to directly access already downloaded file.

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  17. Focus on "Message Box" when click on "Gray Area"

    We are having an issue when we click on the gray area in "Message Box" it won't autofocus on "message box"

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  18. hat for hotzi

    Please add a hat and a beard to the Hotzi-Smiley (former Emo)

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  19. CLIPBOARD

    CLIPBOARD ON AND OFF BUTTON

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  20. Name of file for exported chats not always the same for the same user.

    Name the exported chat history file to a more significant name, not always the same such as "8usernameexport.tar". It should at least include the date of the export.

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