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  1. Is it possible to remove people search history, as in clearing the cache and search history every so often.

    Is it possible to remove people search history, as in clearing the cache and search history every so often.

    3 votes

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  2. Ask before forcing adding anything to my computer.

    What the ever-loving is wrong with your softwares development team. I have no interest in your -tier skype addons being forcibly added to my computer. I do not even use skype on desktop because it is a laggy, convoluted disaster. BONUS points for the fuckwit who decided to give it a little camera icon to really drive home the invasive and intrusive nature of your programming. REEVALUATE your companies privacy policies and shove them up your CEOs ***.

    3 votes

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  3. disable "tag for status change alerts" - GDPR

    Referring to the GDPR laws (Personal data protection in Europe), I want to have an option to disable the possibility to tag me for status change alerts.
    When I work and what I do is my business and I consider this as personal information.
    A complaint about this will also be filed at the European Data Protection Supervisor.
    Kind regards,
    William

    1 vote

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  4. 5 votes

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  5. 1 vote

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  6. select calls (chats), and delete selected calls (chats), delete all calls (chats)

    select calls (chats), and delete selected calls (chats), delete all calls (chats)

    4 votes

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. Historic Call clean

    I'm not talking about the chat history, I'm talking about the calls. My skype is over 12 years old and keeps a history of calls and people who no longer even use the service. Just like the message, the call history should have the option to clear them as well.

    1 vote

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  9. 3 votes

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  10. Why microphone access is mandatory ?

    'Contacts' , 'Microphone' ,'Phone', 'Storage' - seems these 4 android permissions are mandatory for using skype for business. Please note if i am using skype just for chat, i do not need microphone or phone access. The storage access is required only if i am transferring or receiving files and it should be 'as when required, user providing basis' instead of MANDATING it to use the application. Contacts permission alone should suffice to use the app for chat purposes. Kindly fix the same as it concerns the end user privacy when i provide microphone access which am sure am not…

    7 votes

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  11. Link correct Skype account with Microsoft account

    Allow linking original Skype (pre-Microsoft) with Microsoft account. I have a duplicate Skype account that I do not use linked to my MS account. I would very much like to link my correct Skype to my correct MS account. Add Skype account and replace. Doesn't have to delete, but should unlink.

    Also be able to change pre-MS Skype Name.

    22 votes

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  12. 1 vote

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  13. 3 votes

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  14. When you want to call your OWN cell phone, you should not be asked a PASSWORD. Im looking for my cell in the house but I forgot my password

    Im looking for my own cell phone because its lost in my house.
    I want to call it through Skype.
    Its asking me to enter my PASSWORD which I cannot remember
    I dont know why.
    I never had to enter my password fro calling phone numbers.
    Its DUMB
    Frustrating
    Wasting my time

    2 votes

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  15. call a landline instead of trying to text a code message--texting does not work

    Like the banks are doing, call a landline instead of trying to text a code message to
    confirm phone # or passcodes etc...Land line does NOT accept text messages.

    2 votes

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  16. Text Verification/Skype: Implement Voice/Email verification

    I am trying to set up a phone caller ID for my Skype phone (for which I am a paid subscriber).

    As per the following article below, the only verification method for available setting up Caller ID is SMS.

    My phone does not receive the texts from Skype, and I know others have this same problem.
    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1248
    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA2561

    Could you please develop a email and/or voice verification option?

    It would help me and many others. Thanks.

    1 vote

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  17. Skype is preventing my MacBook from sleeping

    Skype is preventing my MacBook from sleeping
    Broken since April 2020. Works correctly if I downgrade to Skype-8.59.0.77 or delete Skype, so I've been considering to stop using it and save my battery.
    pmset -g
    System-wide power settings:
    Currently in use:
    standbydelaylow 10800
    standby 1
    halfdim 1
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    proximitywake 0
    powernap 0
    gpuswitch 2
    disksleep 10
    standbydelayhigh 86400
    sleep 2 (sleep prevented by Skype Helper (Renderer))
    hibernatemode 3
    ttyskeepawake 1
    displaysleep 2
    tcpkeepalive 1
    highstandbythreshold 50
    acwake 0
    lidwake 1

    2 votes

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  18. untethering skype account from microsoft account and deleting it separately and clearing the history.

    I would like to be able to untether my skype account from my microsoft account and clear it and delete it completely because i am unable to clear my history of which contacts i have been in contact with, even if i have blocked and deleted them. When you go to the search bar you will still see mutual contacts to contacts that you have deleted and blocked and i would like to get rid of this feature. As seen in my conversation with a microsoft agent, reference number: 1012489451.

    3 votes

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  19. Include the "delete chat history" function that used to exist of the classic skype

    The ability to delete your messages to prevent yourself and whoever you sent them to from ever seeing them again was (in my opinion) the best feature lost from the Classic Skype. Discord doesn't have this as a built in feature yet, but it is possible through a browser extension.

    6 votes

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  20. 3 votes

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