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  1. 3 votes
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  2. i want an option to change the system sounds for example: ringtone, connecting sound, calling sound and etcetera

    i want to put some old skype alert sounds i have as mp3's. This would be a very nice option

    7 votes
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  3. Can’t touch this! Detecting unconscious face touches on Skype during the coronavirus pandemia.

    Hi. A large part of the world will be moving to remote work in the following months. Working via Skype makes us safe, but it could make us even safer with a simple feature. We all know that face touching can spread viruses, and we touch our faces during long conference calls all the time. What If Skype would detect the moments of unconscious touches and give us a small notice to stop. This would greatly improve our bad habits and keep us all safer during the coronavirus outbreak.

    We made a short video about this feature. Be safe.
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=285086952456670

    17 votes
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  4. 11 votes
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  5. make is so when you get an instant message a noise sounds....

    make is so when you get an instant message a noise sounds....now our computers do not make any noises.....it used to, but i think you removed it.

    3 votes
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  6. subscription 'run-out' alert

    A notification when the credit of a e.g. 300min subscription has run out.
    When trying to make a call that is covered by a subscription, but there are no more minutes left, there should be an alert/warning saying, that the call can be made, but only using the normal skype credit.

    1 vote
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  7. Separate notification option when someone mention you.

    Brilliant! Urgent.. badly needed for personal use.

    1 vote
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  8. Message received sounds

    I have EVERYTHING enabled but I still can't get Skype 8.57.0.116 to play ANY sound when I receive a message!!!
    I tried all the suggested things, finally ending up with ALL ENABLED but nothing works!
    Why can't this simple thing be fixed???

    5 votes
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  9. Disable chat notification or call notification only in mobile app or in PC.

    when I'm in the work with my cell phone and someone call me, my cell phone ring too. In my pc I use headphone and in my cell phone sometimes is not in silence mode

    2 votes
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  10. Notifica

    Please make something which enable the USER, not to get notification while sharing the screen on call.

    2 votes
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  11. Funkcje i Pomysły

    nie działa powiadomienie gdy kontakt stanie sie dostepny i nie działa funkcja napisy w rozmowach nie ma opcji + by to aktywowac lub dezaktywowac funkcje które sa zbedne to usun z rozmowy podczas rozmowy brak funkcji jak to było miejsce skype 7 ze tylko Administrator mógł zarzadzac grupa niż jak jest teraz kazdy moze funkcje Administratora odbierac i na koniec brakuje funkcji zgłos danego uzytkownika jak to było w skype 7

    2 votes
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  12. Make notification / error in case if a user forget to click the Stop Recording Video button.

    Make notification / error in case if a user forget to click the Stop Recording Video button. I recently lost valuable video because I clicked the End Call button instead of Stop Recording button.
    Skype should ask a user "Do you want to save your video recording?"
    But it did nothing. My video is gone. I am so upset. Please, please make this notification to make people know that they about to lose the whole video.

    3 votes
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  13. Text notification

    Bring Recieve message via sms mode like groupme.

    2 votes
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  14. Please provide custom notification sounds

    We want to change the default sound. Also please enable the option for customise sound of group and people.

    10 votes
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  15. Sounds to notify me when one of my contacts come on line.

    How about a sound to notify us when one of our contacts come on line?

    3 votes
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  16. Check Previous History

    Previous Skype was easy to look back previous history we can select time period and check but now it's very difficult to go back ..manually check take long time

    1 vote
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  17. Showing skype notifications

    I suggests adding a notification feature back. I don't receive skype notifications at all on my macbook, I should guess either I have new messages or not. This is very annoying.
    I used to have them in previous skype version. Why on Earth did you remove them?!

    4 votes
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  18. Message sound

    Allow ability to change notification sound. Messaging currently to soft to hear

    6 votes
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  19. Would like the audible notification when chat messages or files are received reinstated please! ;)

    Skype used to send an audible notification when someone either replied to or sent a chat message - this also happened when files were sent/arrived. This was brilliant and I do not understand why you disabled this feature. It could be (it used to be) a choice in the settings. PLEASE PLEASE bring it back! (All other chat facilities have this as far as I can tell (Messenger/WhatsApp/iMessage/texts etc.) so why not Skype any longer????

    3 votes
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  20. iTunes

    In a previous version of Skype... while I was listening to iTunes, it would automatically pause when I answered a Skype call. As soon as I disconnected the Skype call, iTunes would automatically start playing again exactly where it left off. Same for making Skype calls... it would automatically pause iTunes while connected to a Skype call.

    Please bring this feature back.

    2 votes
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