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  1. Notifications issues

    Why can't I change notifications sounds

    17 votes
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  2. Remove the "Ongoing call" notification after a call is finished.

    After finishing a skype desktop to skype desktop call I get a notification on skype lite for android that says "Ongoing call".

    I suggest that this notification is removed after the call is finished.

    Yes, this is a bug report in the form of a Skype idea.

    17 votes
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  3. ADD SKYPE HOME . SO WE CAN SEE EVERYONE STATUS IN SKYPE HOME AS OLD VERSION OF SKYPE SO PLZ ADD IN THIS NEW VERSION

    Hello

    I am using Skype Version 8.30 & I want to inform you that One Feature is missing, which I get after Skype Classic Version 7.

    if we Open a Chat and we want to close (Minimize) that Chat then we can't do that, for that we need Home button which was given in Skype Classic, which was a much better option for users to close or minimize the Chat.

    please Add this Feature ASAP.

    Waiting for your Valuable reply,

    16 votes
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  4. Hide message text in notifications

    Add functionality to hide message text in received notifications.

    16 votes
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  5. Set unique notifacation sounds per contact.

    I want to control the sounds the app makes when there is a notification.
    1. In some cases I want to set a contact as important and allow all notification in other cases don't want a notification at all. This should be set at the contact level and correlate to my status. The use-case is where I want an important person to override the DND/Away status.


    1. I want to set a unique notification sound for a specific person. SO I know to ignore or look at the message right way.

    15 votes
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  6. 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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  7. With the newer version of Skype I can no longer minimize the application on Windows system tray. Please bring it back

    With the newer version of Skype I can no longer minimize the application on Windows system tray when I close the application window. Please bring it back. It was an useful feature.

    15 votes
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  8. Notify me only if these words are mentioned

    This IM Notification settings feature from Skype 7
    is currently missing in Skype 8

    15 votes
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  9. able to change sound for notifications

    Be able to change the sound that you want for notifications on Android phones

    14 votes
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  10. Not notified of messages sent to me if I happen to be offline when they're sent

    1) User A sends a message to User B, who is offline.
    2) User B later gets online.
    3) User B receives no outward notification (taskbar/tray icons, notification) that there's a new message.

    This is very unfortunate, since it easily leads to unnoticed messages. Until or unless User B happens to actively click into Skype to notice the message, they will not know of it.

    Is this an unimplemented feature? A bug? Valid through 8.42 of both Skype 8 and Skype for Win10.

    14 votes
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  11. notification - Higher volume or choice in sound needed

    Since I switched to the latest Skype I no longer notice when someone has pinged me on IM. The notification seems smaller or only is on the corner of the icon in my tray not sure which. Also the type of sounds is not as noticeable. More of a murmur and turning the volume up does not help as I listen to music all day so either:
    Give us ability to change the type sound to something a bit more shrill
    " " ability to isolate the notification volume to a higher level than set up for everything else
    Lastly,…

    14 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Missed call notifications

    You leave a message saying "Missed call from XXXXXXX" if someone tries to call you and you do not answer. If YOU try someone and they do not answer the message reads "Missed call".

    Why not say "Missed call from you" or "Missed call to XXXXX"?

    14 votes
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  16. Allow "Comes Online" notifications PER Contact. (Not for all contacts)

    I know the "Has Come Online" notification option has just been introduced. But it would be a lot more useful if we can select WHICH contacts we want to receive these notifications for.
    Allow enabling this by right clicking on a specific contact, and selecting "Receive notification when this contact comes online"

    13 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Pop up notifications

    The old Skype used to send a pop up notification for messages received when the programme was minimised. That feature seems to have fallen away, so you have to keep checking back to see whether you have new messages. I use Skype for internal office communication, so this is extremely frustrating. Please bring this function back!! Thanks :)

    12 votes
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