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  1. 7 votes

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  2. Skype Classic Theme and better audio quality

    We need the old style of skype and way better audio quality (like on Discord)! This can make this application to be again reused!

    6 votes

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  3. being able to change our ringtone

    the default ringtone is very annoying and boring would be better if you could change it.

    6 votes

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  4. allow me to turn off spell check

    Let me turn off spell check. It's an option on every app in the universe except Skype, and it's a person's own choice whether they want to look at red lines all day - whether they can spell or not. It's simply not acceptable to force things onto people.

    3 votes

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  5. 5 votes

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  6. Skype classic FE

    My idea is to make seperate version of skype named skype classic FE (fan edition) and it will look like old skype classic 7.0 :) because as you all know microsoft disabled those versions so it will be pretty fun to have skype classic . sorry but skype 8 sucks :/. i dont like that this new skype 8 look, it seems excatly the same as snapchat.... and this interface is HORRIBLE!
    Hope you like it! and more poeple will finally use skype as good old days :>
    Thank you for reading this and bye!

    My favorite old skype classic…

    2 votes

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. custom skype backgrounds

    I would like to change the background with a custom picture that the user can select. I would love to change the aesthetic of skype. it would look lovely!

    6 votes

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  9. Please allow 4 people on a Skype call to use the Together Mode.

    Many of us are playing games together online. I play Mahjong with two different groups 4 times a week. A week ago, somehow Skype allowed us to use the Together Mode when there were only 4 of us. It was GREAT to use the Together Mode in Skype while playing Mahjong online! But it seems like that was a fluke. Do you have a work around that would allow 4 of us to use the Together mode on Skype? Four is the max for players playing a game of Mahjong.

    3 votes

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  10. customize chat background

    be able to customize chat background. plain white or dark background, both of them make me feel lonely on skype

    4 votes

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  11. 4 votes

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  12. I dont like new layout switch it back to old one please the bars are in the way of the video

    The bars on the Video is an Eye sore please change it back thank you very much the video call picture used to be alot bigger there are bars in the way now and its annoying.

    12 votes

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  13. Pleeeeease, update monkey that appears after 7 clicks in chat

    Could you, please, customize it with holiday smiles. For example, it would be great, if I could summon a Headless Turkey in chats throughout Thanksgiving, or an Elf on Christmas holidays etc)

    4 votes

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  14. backing picture

    Can you please bring back the backing picture. Some of the older versions have it.
    Thanks

    2 votes

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  15. a cool idea!

    I think that you should be able to play a video as your backround!

    3 votes

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  16. Skyper interface is very confusing. Personal Skype (not business). I am constantly getting confused between calls, chats.

    skype personal is very confusing. its very non-user friendly. I often get confused between chats and calls. the interface is extremely frustrating. I am relatively tech savvy and work in IT. this is not a PEBK (problem exists behind keyboard) issue.

    3 votes

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  17. Get Skype Classic (7) back!

    Just, get skype classic (7) back, it would really bring users back. Skype 8 is literally just a phone app edited to work on computers

    2 votes

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  18. Take off the grey bar at the top of video calls!

    It takes up a lot of space on my screen and there’s no setting for it.

    2 votes

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  19. Remove the gray bar above and below the call

    the gray bar decreases the size of the shared screen, which makes viewing difficult

    3 votes

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  20. 11 votes

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