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  1. advert

    false advert - world 60mins calls to landlines and mobiles. not world to mobiles only 8 countries. need to be changed as I was con into thinking world, wasted a year subscription. should say world for landlines and limited to 8 countries for mobiles.

    3 votes
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  2. Yu should make opptional backrounds for when you are texting so you can accualt look at somethin

    Make a background for the Skype texting screen so it is not boring

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  3. Stop showing ads

    STOP SHOWING THESE STUPID ADS. It forces me to get rid of Skype completely on all my devices and make my family members to make a switch with me.

    4 votes
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  4. Stop showing ads

    STOP SHOWING THESE STUPID ADS. It forces me to get rid of Skype completely on all my devices and make my family members to make a switch with me.

    3 votes
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  5. Android design fault, perhaps because of large font setting

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    When I try to make a phone call a big box blocks the area to put in a number, telling me to get caller ID

    I cannot get rid of this box and cannot make phone calls using ANdroid

    It is VERY ANNOYING

    Every time I try to call someone on Android a big box blocks the area where I put in the number

    This is insane

    2 votes
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  6. On my android phone there is a stupid message where I want to put in the numebrs to call when I call a landline.

    On my android phone there is a stupid message where I want to put in the numebrs to call when I call a landline.
    I cannot get rid of this stupid message asking me to get Caller ID

    I do not want Caller ID
    but I cannot put in numbers to call because it blocks the screen.

    You need to get rid of this annoying advertising.

    1 vote
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  7. New Features

    I wish the Skype has new features that I can organize my list of contacts, Example- I can create contacts Menus- such as Family, Friends and Office Mates- Under Family- I can include all name and contacts under my family, as well as my Friends and same as my office mates. so I will not confuse who are my friends, family and office if ever they have the same names..

    Menu-- Family, Friends and Office mate- Sub Menu-- Family- ex Shela, Art, AJ and Ashley, Sub Menu for firends. Roel, Archie, Bing and Office Mate- Mary, Rose

    Same lang this.…

    4 votes
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  8. add a section where you can set up a thread , like fb, where all discussions could go to that sub group about (X)

    add a section where you can set up a thread , like fb, where all discussions could go to that sub group about (X)

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  9. Sort by Status

    Recent Chats drop down shows only 2 options "Sort by Time" & "Sort by Unread". But these are not useful compare to "Sort by Status". Please add "Sort by Status" with alphabetical order. Available should come first and then Away etc...

    4 votes
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  10. Disable Notifications for Reactions.

    Please allow the user to disable the notifications for reactions. They fill in my notifications tab.

    2 votes
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  11. Post pictures and videos and words like other social media

    Like Instagram you can see what other people are doing and chat with other people around you!

    3 votes
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  12. Add Some Color Effects on Hover Over Button like for Video call, Audio call, Create group, Add files, Send contacts, Schedule a call buttons

    Add Some Color effects on Hover Over Button like for Video call, Audio call, Create group, Add files, Send contacts, Schedule a call etc buttons. Actually they are not looking cool with chat message color. Only the chat message is of gradient color, other than this no color in the current version.

    Also, we can show people sidebar something like the open-close sidebar or we can say expand contract feature to get more space.

    2 votes
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  13. Bookmarks should be able to be selected just like in chats

    "Select Messages" should be available for bookmarks

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  14. Go native

    Please bring back to life native Windows desktop application as it was. Chrome based app is an abomination.

    2 votes
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  15. Skype 8 needs more color, and I would love to see profile pictures return to the top of conversations.

    1) Skype feels so plain. I use the light mode and it just feels like there's no color, everything is bland. The older versions of Skype had a lot more blue to them (the menus, contact lists, etc..) and it made the entire interface feel full of life.

    2) I'd love to see profile pictures return to the top of conversations. Currently it only shows username, activity, and mood. I think it was nicer having profile pictures showing as well, it makes it easier to quickly notice who you are chatting with if you have multiple conversations open, and it's…

    6 votes
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  16. improvement

    I wish skype - has sub contacts.- so that we could easily our contacts which company/products he/she is under

    2 votes
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  17. Disable Spotify (and all other) integration

    Spotify integration and other such extras are, for the majority of users, a bad idea. They increase attack footprint and complexity and make operational problems more likely.
    Please make these things optional, so that they can be completely removed from the running product - not just "turned off" but actually not installed at all.

    2 votes
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  18. monkey

    Monkey on multiple clicks can be made more interactive
    Maybe more monkeys on more clicks and some fights between them etc....
    Many more characters also should do the trick

    2 votes
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  19. Plzzz Microsoft :)

    It would be the best app in the world if You could make us change the BACKGROUND of chats or group chat

    2 votes
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  20. Skype for ipad 180 screen rotation!

    There are several reasons why sometime it is better to use the ipad inverted - due to access ports and protection cover. Skype for business for Ipad should support 180 degree screen rotation like the other microsoft apps... not sure why this is not the defaut behavior.

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