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  1. WE ARE NOT GETTING NOTIFICATION FOR SKYPE CHAT, NEED IMPROVEMENT OR NEED TO CHANGE COLOR OF SKYPE SYMBOL TILL USER READ CHAT MESSAGE

    WE ARE NOT GETTING (MANYTIMES)NOTIFICATION FOR SKYPE CHAT, NEED IMPROVEMENT OR NEED TO CHANGE COLOR OF SKYPE SYMBOL TILL USER READ CHAT MESSAGE

    9 votes
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  2. Showing new message notifications at the top of the windows

    Can we chose where the new notifications will be displayed. For example whether we want them on top of the window or on bottom as they are right now.

    2 votes
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  3. Meeting Scheduler

    Adding Schedule to the Group. similar to how Poll was added. it would be nice if a meeting scheduler is added. will subsequent use cases to allow pop ups and reminders.

    3 votes
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  4. "offline" status also required

    thanks for the "away" status; the "offline" status & mode is also desirable since it allows to "work" in offline mode without being disturbed, invisible status is not helpful here since it "allows" to receive messages & calls.

    pls consider "offline" status as well for addition in future.

    Thanks, Regards.

    Kashif Iftikhar

    12 votes
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  5. require to change message notification tole, need to set a custom tone.

    require to change message notification tole, need to set a custom tone.

    12 votes
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  6. I DON'T WANT TO SEE BIRTHDATE NITIFICATIONS. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT AS OPTION!

    I DON'T WANT TO SEE BIRTHDATE NITIFICATIONS. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT AS OPTION!

    5 votes
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  7. Bring back separate audio for ringing and listening

    In olden days, telephones used to have bells or buzzers or, later, speakers to announce incoming calls. When you lifted the receiver, the audio in the phone’s speaker was silenced and the handset speaker went live.

    Fast forward to the 21st century. In Skype 8 for Mac one and only one audio option is user selectable. Personally, I do not want to hear the ring signal in the headset, as I either have to be near the computer to detect it or wear headphones 24/7. Also, I have no use for a speaker phone – else I wouldn’t put on…

    9 votes
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  8. I want to turn off Cortana suggestions, I turn it off when it appears, I'm thanked for the feedback yet it returns to my dismay.

    Cortana is frustratingly suggesting inappropriate suggestions supposedly based on text input.
    Apparently, conversations are monitored and that any sensitive private information which may need to be conveyed will be processed if inputed and suggestions thus presented [potentially putting words in one's mouth with inappropriate wording or through impressions from images which might be detrimental to the nature of any sensitive communications if used or if the images impress subliminal alternative thinking] which may distract and prevent ones train of thought from being relative.

    Unfortunately; It also seems inappropriate that private communications are being collected and are being processed blatantly without…

    5 votes
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  9. Fix strange behavior of missed call not showing up!

    For some strange reason the skype 8.x doesnt always register and report an incomming call that I missed. Luckily im loged in to my smartphone too and I can see the call and the number that called in there... but its not listed on my desktop skype (windows). Can you guys fix this issue? A similar issue is apparent when you are talking to user A, and a userB calls you... sometimes you lose either user A or you cannot find user B. This worked perfectly in 7.x skype and is a bug of the new skype.

    13 votes
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  10. Notification for new message without chat and contact name

    There should be option in settings of desktop application to switch on and off for new message notification without showing chat and the contact name

    7 votes
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  11. Ability to mute notifications on each/specific conversation, not just in general settings

    I suggest to add "Mute Notifications" in each or a specific conversation. Right clicking on a conversation then mute notification.

    10 votes
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  12. status change alerts

    How do I set up status change alerts for contacts in Skype (not Skype for Business) on desktop and mobile?

    5 votes
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  13. Create an alarm function when Skype received a new message, a short notification ring tone always neglected so easily :(

    Create an alarm function when Skype received a new message, a short notification ring tone always neglected so easily :(

    7 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 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.

    14 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    14 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    21 votes
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