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  1. notify by email when voicemail left

    Revise the email notification for voice mails received.

    10 votes
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  2. task bar inbox icon to alert missed call/chat attempts

    provide a taskbar inbox icon to serve as an alert to missed calls/chats. not just a temp popup. Which, by the way, I am not sure it currently exists, I believe I have seen it once.

    3 votes
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  3. new chats

    When you click on the Chats icon where it shows you the quantity of new messages, please have these chats move to the top, even above favourites, so you do not have to scroll down to them.

    3 votes
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  4. new chats

    When you click on the Chats icon where it shows you the quantity of new messages, please have these chats move to the top, even above favourites, so you do not have to scroll down to them.

    1 vote
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  5. Distinguish between "Notification sounds" and someone starting a new chat...

    I would like to be notified via a sound when someone starts a chat session. But I don't want to get beeped each time a person on the other end sends a chat message during the extended session. So, please allow to set an option:

    New chat request notification [ on / off]

    2 votes
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  6. Which of my Skype numbers is receiving a call?

    Right now, when I receive a call to my Skyoe account, I don't know how I'm receiving that call. Is it a Skype to Skype call to my Skype ID? Is it a landline call to one of my Skype numbers? If it's the latter, which of my multiple Skype numbers is the one being called?

    It would be great if I could see that information so I know what the call may be about. Thanks!

    1 vote
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  7. Change notification tones

    Add function in settings/notifications to choose custom/different notification tone as inbuilt too quiet

    16 votes
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  8. Please give option to change notification sound for Skype windows

    Please give option to change notification sound for Skype windows

    8 votes
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  9. Customize the notifications banner

    The idea is you could pick different colors or themes for different contacts as the banner comes thru the notifications

    2 votes
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  10. Skype Incoming call - missing notification

    There is a bug, on Android skype-somehow out of the blue, skype does not give notifications anymore for incoming calls.
    As additional side effects in the chatts window, for new missed call a new log line is displayed with some random digits
    "call log Ew2340-230ERST-yio90-Ett" for every call.
    Uninstall, then reinstall, and incoming calls notifications get back ..at least for a while
    After getting back notifications, call log looks normal again, but missed call logged in previous "buggy" state, are not displayed on mobile, only on pc

    3 votes
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  11. Notifications issues

    Why can't I change notifications sounds

    16 votes
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  12. notification out of desk

    Having my skype on laptop, I should be recieving notifications about it on the mobile without getting it installed on the phone.

    2 votes
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  13. Provide a way to disable in-app notifications

    I already manage my Skype notifications on each device in using through the OS. I don't need in-app notifications additionally.

    1 vote
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  14. Make it so it doen't spam MAC users everyday to install handlers for updates..

    No more spam please, I unfortunately have to use this product for work and I cannot believe how annoying it is. Please fix.. no other application I've ever used spams me this much for updates. I don't use windows so I don't have that tolerance you know.

    2 votes
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  15. le petit cercle rouge sur le logo skype de mon smartphone ne s'affiche pas lorsque je reçois des messages

    Bonjour, Lorsque je reçois de nouveaux message sur skype , sur la page d'accueil de mon smartphone , il ne s'affiche pas le petit cercle rouge qui indique le nombre de messages reçus sur le logo skype , j'attire l'attention que ce petit cercle rouge qui indique l'arrivée des messages sur le logo de Messenger ou de tweeter s'affichent bien sauf sur le logo skype qui ne s'affiche pas, pourquoi . merci de me répondre

    1 vote
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  16. Messenger used to have Mogie and sounds to get attention from the person you click on it was extremely helpful

    Messenger used to have emojis and gifs and sounds to get attention from the person you click on it was extremely helpful

    1 vote
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  17. Out of Office should set status to Off Work

    When a person has there Out of Office notice active (with a purple dot) then their status should default to "Off Work" rather that "Available".

    1 vote
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  18. engaged

    DO not ring when Im on a call and give the caller an engaged tone

    The sound cuts out on the current call which is most unhelpful
    Why not just give an engaged tone so the second caller knows im on a call and to call back later.

    The current system is very poor in this respect

    4 votes
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  19. Made notification tray icon large

    I use Windows 10 with small font size. It's ok for me. But the only setting for notification tray icons size is system font size. So it is completely impossible to see new message notification in icon tray compared to windows 8 tray. I see new message arrival as a white dot on the small blue skype icon.

    I suggest creating other notification possibilities than notification tray icon. Other taskbar buttons are large. So application icon in task bar would be better.

    3 votes
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  20. Option to ring a bell

    Team working in closed environment . there is a requirement to get attention of someone who may busy on work or headphones . if you provide option like calling bell or look at me notification which pops up in front of screen ( not opening entire app instead pop u as like notification ) . it would be great

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