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  1. listen to the people

    well I've seen so many complaints about the emoji's not staying animated and yet you won't fix it. May I ask why? we have the CPU power so ?

    11 votes
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  2. 13 votes
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  3. just update security on old skype

    yeah old skype has horrible security flaws and loopholes but this new update is just complete TRASH so instead of ruining it for everyone jsut update the old one

    36 votes
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  4. redesign the whole thing, it's awful (Skype version 8.38.76.114)

    pay attention to ALL the THOUSANDS of users complaining about new skype 'preview' (whatever that is supposed to mean!).

    it really is RUBBISH!

    36 votes
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  5. Screen Footprint

    The "new format" has Far too big a footprint on my screen & there does't seem to be any way to make it smaller. Want to have a "compact" vesion - About the same size as before.

    19 votes
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  6. Copying the message/quote from one's windows and pasting it as *Quote Paste* instead of the plain message

    In older Skype versions, we had option of pasting a message from one window to other as Paste as a Quote. Which is missing in this latest version of Skype.

    Consider it in the updated version.

    9 votes
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  7. Classic view!

    Classic Skype view...split windows for contacts and active messages.

    44 votes
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  8. remove list of robots from skype browser

    remove the list of robots from skype browser. seriously, why doesn't anyone want a list of robots?!

    14 votes
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  9. Go back to the option to view in 2 different windows. This takes up way too much screen space and makes multitasking impossible.

    Go back to the option to view in 2 different windows. This takes up way too much screen space and makes multitasking impossible.

    35 votes
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  10. Please put the messages back under the photo when making a call and allow resizing of the messages box.

    Please put the messages back under the photo when making a call and allow resizing of the messages box like it was in the Classic Skype.

    9 votes
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  11. Update the back end of Skype 7 to make it compatible with Skype 8.

    One of the justifications offered for forcing the update from Skype 7 to Skype 8 is that Skype 7 is less secure and is not compliant with the GDPR data handling regulations.

    Neither of these things affects the user interface in any way whatsoever.

    The server infrastructure for Skype 8 has been updated to cope with these new requirements.

    The "back end" of the Skype client, which handles message storage and transmission, has been updated in Skype 8, but Skype 8 is still sorely lacking in basic UI functionality.

    The Skype 7 back end should be updated to use the…

    160 votes
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  12. Add more colors to choose from for chat bubble colors.

    It would be great if we could have more color options for our chat bubbles! Maybe even the option to make it gradient or not?
    I personally think that allowing each user to choose whatever color they want, perhaps by a color dial of sorts, would make for a more enjoyable experience.
    Maybe even having the ability to change your chat bubble color for different chats as well?

    10 votes
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  13. Less wasted UI space and many more options, and act on complaints!

    I now hate Skype. Why? Because it takes up so much space and no longer has a proper conpact mode. I hate the update nags and the drastic UI deterioration, from version to version. Why don't you simply allow more options? Then, you could foist whatever UI you want on new users, but show some respect/loyalty to long-term users (been a user for prob 20 years) by allowing UI tailoring as they want. It's not exactly a new idea. What IS new is the "we know best" approach that is so evident. What is this "Suggest" thing for, and why…

    13 votes
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  14. Video feed (of myself and the other person) in the upper part of the window, instant messenger in the lower part of the window

    Classic Skype (when minimized) had the text messenger in the lower part of the window and the video feed in the upper part of the window (of both my video partner and myself - resizable). This is a feature that was important to me and I wish it would be back.

    Right now, I can only choose between video call and text messenger, but not text messenger with video in it just like Classic Skype had.

    10 votes
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  15. We need size control of programme windows

    SKYPE's Windows' needs to be more RESIZABLE. It is 500+ pixels wide and 750+ pixels long at its MINIMUM size. This is outrageous because it uses more than 33% of my screen real estate. The same is true for an open contact window. If you need a minimum size it should be 350 pixels for BOTH width AND length. What if I want to speak to two different people? What about three? Stop being so GREEDY so that your programme is the ONLY program that will fit on the screen, crippling any other ongoing work.

    12 votes
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  16. 5 votes
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  17. Please allow old skype accounts with same hotmail email to be merged with hotmail account so we can see and use everything under 1 account.

    Allow for merging information under old skype account with hotmail account so I dont need to have 2 skype accounts.

    28 votes
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  18. Put the date on the messages, not just the day

    I have a 27" monitor . . . Screen space is not at a premium anymore . . . This would be important, anyway

    7 votes
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  19. Please give the split window feature. It's the only thing keeping me from ditching skype and just using discord.

    Now that I've been forced to update, split window is gone. It's the only thing that Skype had that I preferred over discord, so if it doesn't have it there's really no reason for me to use skype.

    14 votes
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  20. Appearance

    Maybe different color for the conversation text box for each chat participant

    5 votes
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