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  1. Locking meetings

    Hello. I do like Skype, but I would like to be able to "lock" my "meetings" in Skype, as I do in Zoom.

    This would add one more security protection.

    Thank you.

    1 vote
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  2. Limit functionality for kids

    Is there a way to limit the following for kids accounts (via the existing parental controls):


    • search for people

    • add contacts without parental approval

    • take photos/videos of others without the other's consent

    I have set them up so that they are not visible/searchable (which works well) but there appears to be no controls to limit the above (other than parental hovering).

    3 votes
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  3. Please make it possible to prevent members of a group call adding other people to the group video call

    Please make it possible to prevent members of a group call adding other people to the group video call

    4 votes
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  4. Call waiting

    Required call waiting or another call alerts. If I am speaking other number but same time I am getting new calls. They unable to find I am in another line. So they keep on calling and distrubing

    2 votes
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  5. Automatic video recording for set calls

    My ex and I are court ordered to use Skype for his supervised visits with our children and I'm suppose to record every call. It would be nice if there was a way that all of their calls for just that person was time stamped and recorded without me having to click record every time. Like if there was a way for it to start to record as soon as the call was answered from that particular person and was time stamped for court purposes. My children that are suppose to answer 5 & 7 so they are not suppose…

    1 vote
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  6. Block group

    It should be possible to block group. So that that group can not constantly keep adding you in.

    7 votes
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  7. Clear all chat history

    What the this used to be possible, why did M$ remove this one decent feature??? **** poo-in-loo devs, stop being autistic.

    5 votes
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  8. Please create an option for deleting the search history in skype for names searched to not pop-up for privacy issues, thank you.

    This option will let our private searched or contacted person be hidden and not to be found out just by looking into the search results even after the chat and call history is deleted.

    4 votes
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  9. Permanently removing all aspects of unwanted contacts

    Despite blocking someone, or removing them from the view list, many would benefit from an optional feature allowing you to remove a contact from all areas of the platform. Currently when you completely remove someone they still appear when you click in the search bar under the people list. Being able to make it as if your account had never associated with another due to personal reasons would be greatly appreciated.

    5 votes
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  10. LOCAL PASSCODE FOR SKYPE

    Local passcode will may very necessary and useful features for this app. You should give this feature in it.

    2 votes
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  11. Private conversations in teams for up to 30 people

    Private conversations are only available so it seems on a one to one basis
    For security purposes it would be great if thsi could be expandend

    regards
    gfboulogne
    rotterdam

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  12. Webcam privacy

    There should be an option for Webcam as if the person who doesn't want to be seen in camera can adjust the Webcam settings to not be seen (his/her camera remains close) but only after he/she opens the camera option during the call.

    3 votes
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  13. ВЕРНИТЕ СТАРЫЙ СКАЙП!!!!

    НОВАЯ ВЕРСИЯ НИФИГА НЕ УДОБНАЯ!!!! ВЕРНИТЕ 7 ВЕРСИЮ СКАЙПА !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 votes
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  14. 24 * 7 how to make online

    when some saw my profile at the time 24 * 7 it will show online. how to make ? is this possible? any way available mean to send the link, please...

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  15. 24 * 7 how to make online

    when some saw my profile at the time 24 * 7 it will show online. how to make ? is this possible? any way available mean to send the link, please...

    1 vote
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  16. Parental administration access

    My 15yr old daughter has Autism and loves to have the independence to use Skype to talk to her school friends and other family members. She is unaware of the social dangers that platforms like Skype can pose and we have recently been aware that she has been using the search facility to try and find friends but has ended up trying to contact random Skype members. I think that it would be good for parents to have some sort of password protected administration access to allow them to create a contact list for their child so that the child…

    2 votes
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  17. Option to cancel invitation

    Refer to my case 1497717395. I accidentally chat my friend's old account and now that account linger in my profile unable to be remove or delete. Already contacted CS and he can't remove it either due to he doesn't have access to cancel chat invitation...

    1 vote
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  18. This is about privacy

    I would like the function with privacy that can block the other party being able to start a recording at all. I know we can see if its being recorded but i would like the option of being able to block it in the first place. Many of us need skype more than ever and privacy is paramount. IF this can happen ASAP please

    5 votes
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  19. Make account recovery a "human in the loop" action.

    The account recovery app assumes records are available on use years in the past. *** u me precludes recovery otherwise. Either put a person in the loop, or allow failed recovery attempts to be resolved by a person in the loop.

    All automatic fails to meet (this) customer needs.

    2 votes
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  20. Make sure public discoverability is turned OFF by default for child accounts.

    I just set up a child email/Microsoft account for my daughter, which is required to enable family safety and security features on the PC. However it seems to actually increase the risks to her safety, because common-sense safety or security settings are OFF by default, and it takes many hours to discover how they can be enabled.

    For instance, although she has never used skype, a skype account was automatically created for her with the Microsoft account, and the "appear in search results" defaults to ON.

    As a result an unknown middle aged man has attempted to contact her via…

    1 vote
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