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  1. 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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  2. "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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  3. 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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  4. [BUG][ANDROID] Incoming/ongoing calls notification 'stuck'

    If an incoming call is answered on Desktop, the notification on android device will become 'stuck' and cannot be discarded until phone is reset or app is deleted and reinstalled.

    Android Version: 10 (Dev Preview 3)

    Android Build Number: QPP4.190502.019

    Skype Version: 8.48.0.51

    11 votes
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  5. contact goes active from away mode or do not disturb, please notify

    Would really like a pop-up in the bottom tray when a contact goes to "active" from "away" or "do not disturb" mode. Not just contact on/off line. This would be very helpful

    11 votes
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  6. 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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  7. integrated calling

    Please bring back the option to disable integrated calling. I do NOT want Skype calls to interrupt me during my work day by ringing on my phone and clogging up my recent calls list on my phone. I feel like this is an invasion of my privacy because I did not authorize Skype to do this. Please fix this or I will be forced to delete the app permanently.

    11 votes
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  8. you are blocked notification

    When a contact has blocked you I would like to see a clear indication next to their user name indicating you have been blocked by this person. Like a red circle with a slash through it right next to there user name.

    11 votes
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  9. notify by email when voicemail left

    Revise the email notification for voice mails received.

    10 votes
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  10. If a contacts status goes to "away" do I get an audio notification? This would be helpful

    Some of my contacts just click on the "X" at the top right of the skype page, and this puts them in "away" status. For this I do not get an audio notification. It would be helpful to "hear" that they are no longer "active" even though they may not have gone "offline" technically. Could you treat this the same as going offline.

    10 votes
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  11. MUTE ALL SOUNDS

    ON THE LATEST SKYPE, NO MATTER WHAT I DO I CANNOT MUTE ALL NOTIFICATION SOUNDS. DURING MY LIVE SHOW, WHILE TAKING CALLS, THE NOTIFICATIONS SOUNDS IS VERY ANNOYING AND FRUSTRATING.

    10 votes
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  12. Skype 8 doesn't persistently notify you of new messages

    If I send a message to a Skype 8 user on Win10, and that user happens to miss the 5-second notification, there will be no outward way to know that there's a new message. The user will have to check by clicking into the tray icon or the pinned taskbar icon (if there is one).

    What should happen: both the tray icon and the taskbar icon should obviously change look to signify that a new message is waiting. And the notification center should increment its number.

    The only way that you can get any persistent notification now is if you…

    10 votes
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  13. 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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  14. select and delete skype notifications

    I wanna be able to select notifications i've read and delete some notifications from the list

    10 votes
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  15. Please give option to change notification sound for Skype windows

    Please give option to change notification sound for Skype windows

    9 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Make Skype tab flash for new messages

    In Windows 7 --- when I minimize Skype and get a message, make the Skype tab FLASH to indicate a new message arrived (now its too small)

    9 votes
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  20. Skype ver 8 notifications is too big that it can even cover the window. Can it be just like the old skype notifs?

    Skype ver 8 notifications is too big that it can even cover the window. Can it be just like the old skype notifs?

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