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  1. macOS High Sierra vs 8.85

    Please can you change the fact that I can no longer use Skype I have used it for decade and wish to continue esp in this current global crisis !!!!

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  2. Corona Virus Icon / Emoji

    Hi,

    Could Skype please get a Coronavirus emoji or some icon depicting as such?

    Best wishes to you and the Skype team.

    1 vote
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  3. Matching the new Electron app with the rest of Windows 10

    I've been using the new Skype preview from the Microsoft Store (the one built with Electron). While I don't have a problem with it performance-wise, I do think it can be better integrated with the rest of Windows 10. For instance, the context menus can match those of other Windows apps, and more Fluent Design aspects can be incorporated. I also suggest tying Skype notifications to the Action Center like other apps/websites.

    Thank you!

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  4. Go back to React Native

    Please go back to Skype app with React Native, Electron it's not good for accesibility and it's slow. Thanks

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  5. Fancy FREE drop in backgrounds like in Apples Photo Booth and Zoom, would be nice.

    Fancy-FREE drop in backgrounds like in Apples Photo Booth and Zoom, would be nice.

    2 votes
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  6. How do I put yup a BG behind me?

    I'd like to put up a background behind me on my SKYPE visual calls. Some from my own photo library. How do I do that?

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  7. Personal chat bubbles

    I suggest making chats more interactive and allow people to set their own color for their chat bubble or an outline or style of chat bubbles that other people can see. I think this would help spice up the look of group chats and really make things look pretty.

    2 votes
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  8. Make it easier to learn Skype 101. I'm opening the app and I have no idea how to use it

    Make it easier to learn Skype 101. I'm opening the app for the first time and I don't know how people can call me. I don't know the first thing about it

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  9. MSN Style Games, Features and Remote Support

    Microsoft should consid intergarating more freatures that were in MSN Messenger. Games, remote support, easier design and layout Skype is so difficult to use lacks features and is so clunky. MSN Messenger worked great why did Microsoft ever ditch it.

    3 votes
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  10. iOS theme should have an option to use system light/dark mode

    iOS theme should have an option to use system light/dark mode.

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  11. Deleting Calls and Chat history.

    I cannot delete my chat and call history? I have this issue for many years and I am really upset about this. I think this is a lack of design. Please add this feature.Thanks

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  12. Hire a very good UI\UX Design firm! Engineers OBVIOUSLY don’t know how to build an intuitive interface! Clearly, they lack the skillset.

    Microsoft SUCKS at UI\UX design, always has. I'm not trying to be offensive, it's just a statement of fact.

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

    Hire a highly awarded, VERY good UI\UX design firm! It will be worth every penny in goodwill and saved support costs, guaranteed.

    K E Y C O N C E P T (PAY ATTENTION!)

    Microsoft has NEVER successfully created an intuitive software interface nor a pleasant user experience. The reason is that you aren't designers. You have no business making drugs, likewise you shouldn’t waste time and money on designing UI\UX! Neither are your core competencies. The interface…

    3 votes
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  13. elderly

    I'm trying to see if Skype on an android tablet (with an appropriate home screen e.g. "BIG Launcher") could be of some use for non-tech savy elderly with poor eyesight.
    But the answer as far as I can tell is no because the UI is way too detailed and complicated. It must be possible to propose an interface that has large fonts and only a few big buttons: e.g. one button per contact with a clear ID picture and an answer and hangup button. The process of calling and being called has to be simplified to the max. (see also …

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  14. keyboard shortcut to share screen

    Use of a keyboard Shortcut to be able to share screen. too much time is wasted clicking and moving your mouse to do this

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  15. Customize Skype with different themes

    Thought it would be a cool idea to customize skype with different themes

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  16. Meeting with more than one participants

    Skype Business
    After we were told that we needed to work at home due to the Coronavirus, I participated in a Skype meeting with a number of participants. It was difficult to maintain some kind of order to the meeting ( didn’t know when one could speak within talking over another ). I thought could Skype develop a feature, where one could raise a hand to speak, like one does at a meeting?

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  17. Having scheduled calls on the side of the chat not as a message

    This would help a lot because if you schedule a call and everyone starts chatting it gets pushed to the top and no one sees it.

    I think it should be on the right side and have the chat in the middle.

    1 vote
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  18. Two profiles with the same account

    It would be great to maintain two profiles, one for personal contacts and conversations and one for business (or academic) contacts and conversations

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  20. Compatibility issue on iPhone XR (v12)

    Issue description: i am having a compatibility issue on my iphone XR.
    Left and right side top corners are over lapping and making difficult for the user to close by clicking on the x icon in left side.

    Defect Severity - Major with work around
    Model - iPhone XR (v12)
    Expected Result - Its better to resolve the overlap issue or have new implementation by dragging the screen from the centre of screen

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