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  1. random coversation background colour

    bring back the function that can randomly assign a color to different conversations

    3 votes

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  2. Back ground

    Older versions of Skype you can change the background, the current version you can't, please next version bring this back

    2 votes

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  3. Android 11 features

    Please add support for Android 11's conversation settings and conversation bubbles API.

    3 votes

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  4. remove the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen

    i’m not a fan of the black bars at the top and bottom of the skype calls. it makes it hard to see the person i’m on call with and it’s not as attractive as the floating icons were. i thought that if i hadn’t touched the mouse for a bit that the bars would go away but they’ve remained and its a bit stressful and it’s an inconvenience to me and i’m sure it is for others. i hope you consider changing it back to the floating icons on the next windows update.

    7 votes

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  5. so you can have something on your face while being on face call. Like snapchat or wahatever

    so you can have something on your face while being on face call. Like snapchat or wahatever

    2 votes

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  6. background skype

    The Background changing isn't working on Windows7 PC please fix it

    6 votes

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  7. Full Participant Gallery View

    I would love to see a gallery view similar to other video conferencing platforms. A view where all of the participants in the call can be seen simultaneously. Though I understand that there may be legitimate reasons to keep the image larger and limit the number who are visible, the current version with 4 participants and the ribbon up top is useless for a large group discussion. Thank you!

    14 votes

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  8. group call with Alexa

    it would be awesome as Alexa is a bot from Amazon

    3 votes

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  9. 4 votes

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  10. Skype dont have background option. please incorporate it,

    Skype dont have background option. please incorporate it,

    13 votes

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  11. Ansicht

    Skype startet automatisch im Zweisamkeitsmodus bzw. wechselt kurz nach dem Start der Besprechung in den Zweisamkeitsmodus und lässt sich vom Besprechungsmaster nicht zurück stellen. Wie lässt sich das Problem lösen?

    1 vote

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  12. Have skype classic back for web!

    I'd love to have the old Skype Classic back from 2016. It's look nice even on the web as 2020 Skype isn't my favourite! 2016 Skype is my fave

    Vote if you'd love to have 2016 back in action

    17 votes

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  13. Automated text and phone call for App application

    I don't subscribe to cell phone services. I am using Skype second phone no. as my main mean of communication. However, since Skype cannot receive automatic text or phone call, I cannot register with many App which utilize 2 way verification by sending text messages to the Skype no. For truly being forward thinking and using Internet as the main mode of communication, this challenge should be overcome.

    1 vote

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  14. Background

    Only backgrounds are dark and light
    So i want other backgrounds to
    Make the Skype have better quality

    6 votes

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  15. Please add monochrome icons for ubuntu cllient

    almost all ubuntu apps have a settings for monochrome icons. pls add it so the skype client can adhere to the system theming.

    1 vote

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  16. Take profile picture using webcam

    You used to be able to take a profile picture with skype through the webcam.
    can't find how in the latest edition

    1 vote

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  17. several grammatical errors in the Russian-language version of the site

    I found several grammatical errors in the Russian-language version of the site! I can send a screenshot with an explanation of where exactly - but how do you transfer the ".jpg file"?


    в русскоязычной версии сайта я нашел несколько грамматических ошибок! могу выслать скриншот с пояснением где именно - но как Вам передать "файл .jpg "?

    2 votes

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  18. 1 vote

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  19. Change background in chat

    Change background in chat

    1 vote

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  20. Iconos de Skype más intuitivos/obvios

    Hola. Estoy enseñando a personas mayores a usar Skype para evitar su aislamiento en estos momentos de pandemia. Tienen mucha dificultad para identificar el icono de videollamada para comenzar una comunicación. El icono es pequeño, gris, no destaca, es poco intuitivo.

    También os digo que el procedimiento de solicitar a otra persona establecer contacto es muy poco práctico. Ven eso de "Di hola" y no saben lo que tienen que hacer.

    Por favor, buscad un diseño y unas indicaciones que faciliten que las personas mayores puedan usarlo más fácilmente.

    2 votes

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