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  1. Add a Compact Chat Mode SETTING.

    Add Compact Chat Mode setting, which doesn't affect font size, but removes a lot of empty space, so it's similar to older Skype chat views. YOu can move date and contact name/icon to the side of the messages as opposed to above each one.

    8 votes
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  2. Your version 8.39.0.175 update SUCKS .... it will not let me minimize the window of skype to be as small as i would like.

    Your version 8.39.0.175 update SUCKS .... it will not let me minimize the window of skype to be as small as i would like.

    8 votes
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  3. Ability to create "notes" on a contact

    I often forget why i talked with someone... by just having the ability to add some notes on that person in the contact list it would be super great!

    8 votes
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  4. 8 votes
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  5. actually have a ringing sound when someone calls you, is this just too difficult for your junior high programmers????

    add the ability to have a ringing sound when someone calls.
    currently there is none.

    your software is worst written in last 50 years.

    8 votes
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  6. snapshot

    When I take a snapshots on skype the pic automatically goes to the person I'm having a conversation with. There should be a picture totake a snapshot of the person and go to a skype file rather than to the person via a text message. Previous skype editions had this feature. Bottom line: improve snapshot function

    8 votes
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  7. More contrasting system tray icon

    Can you make the system tray icon use a solid color instead of the current gradient? Now, when in DND, it's very hard to notice the yellow dot for missed events.

    8 votes
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  8. I suggest to add creative feature on Emojis.

    I suggest to add creative feature on Emojis. Because of lockdown many people are not able to go to salons for their grooming. I think it will be great fun things in these days.

    7 votes
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  9. Let me see more than 4 People in squares

    Hi,
    I woud like to give a advice to Skype alow more than 4 squares in video calls, it´s horrible to see people in a circle, i think this change could help Skype grow in this times, make this change as soon as possible.
    Hope to help

    7 votes
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  10. Skype 8 is JUNK

    Skype 8 is a piece of JUNK. Skype 7 clasic was the best and much simpler to use.

    7 votes
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  11. separate chat window for each contact

    Please have ability to chat separately with each contact, currently the chat window is fixed and we have to select manually for each contact, this becomes troublesome while chatting with multiple people, it also results in posting message to a wrong window. Earlier versions had this ability and it is extremely useful, it was the most important features which had skype stand out from other chatting applications like WhatsApp, telegram etc.

    7 votes
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  12. status change times to inactive or away

    The user should be able to set the time after which the status changes to inactive or away. It would be useful both at android app and desktop versions

    7 votes
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  13. This "press 3" to connect to my number is a disaster for me.

    Your Help have told me to post in here.

    This "press 3" to connect to my number is a disaster for me.

    I have a business app that uses this number for verification. As the automated system does not "press 3" i cant get my verification code and am locked out with no access to my money or inventory.

    How do I remove this "press 3" option. It needs removing urgently as I am loosing money.

    7 votes
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  14. Option to turn off animated emojis

    I'd like to be able to turn off animated emojis to reduce lag. I know other people would like this option too.

    7 votes
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  15. Add ability to minimize the contact sidebar at ANY window width, not just under 768px.

    Add ability to minimize the contact sidebar at ANY window width, not just under 768px.
    This was you can focus on your chat, many apps allow you to minize the sidbar, simply turning items into icons, and making it about 100px wide.

    7 votes
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  16. Personalized wallpaper

    Give people an option to personalize their chats by letting them add their own wallpaper

    7 votes
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  17. Sticky notes

    Something like sticky notes to note down things

    7 votes
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  18. Skype UI with video at the top and IM chat below

    Hello,

    my biggest wish regarding the new Skype version is to bring back an UI that has the video feed at the top and the IM chat below it, so that you can text a person while being on a video call without having to go full screen. With the old version of Skype, this was possible and the UI was nice and compact.

    Right now, when I don't fullscreen the Skype window, I can only choose between video and chat, but not have both in one window at the same time (even though there would be enough space).

    7 votes
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  19. Netflix and YouTube

    Be able to watch Netflix and YouTube with people who you video chat with and be able to video chat with them

    7 votes
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  20. When I click "this is not useful" on the new Cortana installment, stop making it come back. Give me the option to turn it off from there.

    It looks ugly, it's intrusive and annoying, and I've clicked the "this is not useful" several times thinking it'll go away, but it always shows up again randomly. That's incredibly annoying.

    I turned it off, but if someone hits the "this is not useful" part of the 3 dots, TURN IT OFF. Nobody who calls something useless wants to see it again. I hated Cortana being in the new windows, why would I enjoy it in Skype?

    7 votes
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