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  1. Make a setting to setup schedule for Do not disturb mode

    It would be better if there is a option to setup a time schedule for do not disturb mode like an Alarm. So anyone can modify on which time when do not disturb mode will automatically open and off. Its so annoying some times getting notification or call in midnight.

    12 votes
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  2. Уведомления на почту

    Здравствуйте! Очень неудобно, что у Скайпа нет уведомлений на почту о том, что пришли новые сообщения в Скайп, когда ты не в Скайпе. С очень многих сайтов приходят в почту сообщения о новых сообщениях, например, ОК, ВК и т.д.. Сделайте, пожалуйста, эту функцию! Она очень нужна!

    5 votes
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  3. Уведомления на почту

    Здравствуйте! Очень неудобно, что у Скайпа нет уведомлений на почту о том, что пришли новые сообщения в Скайп, когда ты не в Скайпе. С очень многих сайтов приходят в почту сообщения о новых сообщениях, например, ОК, ВК и т.д.. Сделайте, пожалуйста, эту функцию! Она очень нужна!

    5 votes
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  4. bring back the new message count on the desktop icon

    bring back the count on the skype desktop icon that shows how many contacts sent you a new message

    13 votes
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  5. notifications

    Please bring back the option to have the call audio coming from a headset and messages notifications coming from a speaker. It is not all day I am wearing a headset so it i would need to check my pc from time to time just to check.

    6 votes
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  6. Enhance the notifications

    Old skype has a sign on the pinned icon on the task bar when it runes skype on background.

    The new skype I have selected keep running skype whenever open/close.
    but the icon pinned on my taskbar dosn't have any notification sign for new msg. even the windows notification area wich is on the lower right c orner of desktop dosn't also give notification of msg not even a number of new msg that was already turned all windows notifications app only skype notification turned on. so I always late on replies.

    20 votes
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  7. Stop the rininging and tones as we could in 7.4

    In 7,40 we could select the right tones or no tones for the various interactions like ringing for out going or incoming calls, currently we cant switch this off and so in an open plan office we now cant use skype until this feature replaced.

    9 votes
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  8. NOT HAVE CONSTANT REMINDERS TO UPDATE TO NEW VERSIOJN OF SKYPE

    NOT HAVE CONSTANT REMINDERS TO UPDATE TO NEW VERSIOJN OF SKYPE

    8 votes
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  9. As it was in classic skype, I want to hide the preview of the message

    One is never comfortable if someone is sitting besides and reading the pop up message previews that comes when we receive any text.So there should be some facility to off the preview and keep only the badge.

    11 votes
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  10. The new version 8 does not show the number of unread messages

    In the new version 8, when notifications are disabled, the number of unread messages in group chats is not displayed. Very uncomfortable, please fix

    13 votes
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  11. Turn off Push Notifications

    I hate the new Skype 8 version which is forced on people. Please at least allow people to turn off annoying push notifications but leave Skype changing colors on taskbar to know when I receive a message.

    14 votes
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  12. Skype on Android should show unread message indicator

    All my other messaging apps show a numeric overlay indicating how many unread messages are awaiting me.

    Except Skype.

    Which means I often miss, or delay responding to messages from family or friends.

    This means I trust and rely upon Skype less than my other messaging apps, and use them more.

    PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP

    7 votes
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  13. 8 votes
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  14. Please bring back sound notifications for new messages in the current open chat. I am visually impaired person and I use screen reader to

    Please bring back sound notifications for new messages in the current open chat. I am visually impaired person and I use screen reader to work with the Skype. Wile ordinary people can see the new messages in the open chat straight after they come up, the low vision/blind users need to scroll up through the chat window in order to read new message. Consequently it is very easy to miss the new message in the current conversation. For example, while I am typing, a new message arrives but, without sound notification, I am unable to figure it out and only…

    28 votes
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  15. Enable notification sounds, when someone leaves and joins a group call

    I'm not aware when someone leaves or joins the group call. A small message doesn't help me, the old Skype used to do this, why remove this feature?

    15 votes
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  16. Please add the icon flashing in orange when someone writes to you but you don't want to receive a pop-up notification.

    Please add the icon flashing in orange when someone writes to you but you don't want to receive a pop-up notification.

    18 votes
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  17. how to get rid of old messages

    bring back the tools on skype, every time you update you knock out something that is very useful

    13 votes
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  18. I think you should put a little box up in the right corner to let you know when family and friend have signed in.

    The old version of skype use to put a little box up in the right corner of your computer to let you know when family and friend had signed in and out that way if you was playing a game in full screen you knew that they had signed in that way you could make your window normal size while you contacted your family or friend and them go back to your full screen while talking to them.

    8 votes
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  19. turn off pop up notifications

    Allow popup/toaster notifications to be disabled without disabling sound notifications

    24 votes
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  20. Change color of icon on taskbar when receiving new messages

    Please bring back the notification in the Task Bar where the icon turns orange and flashes when receiving new messages. You had it in the old version and it was by far the most useful feature of SKYPE.

    16 votes
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