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  1. I would like there to be notifications for when people sign on and off of Skype

    I would like Skype to notify me when people sign on and off of Skype like it did in Skype 7

    9 votes
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  2. Skype in SysTray

    It would be great if Skype had the option to go to the SysTray (notification area) when dismissed, rather than exiting entirely and missing skype calls.

    9 votes
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  3. 9 votes
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  4. Ability to turn off message previews and notifications during a call

    Thousands of teachers use Skype for online classes each and every day.

    It would be very helpful for teachers to block all message previews and notifications during a call, so that they can focus on the class fully.

    Message previews and notifications should still be active for the student they are teaching at that moment, because teachers switch to other programs while screensharing with the student and cannot see the chat at all times.

    8 votes
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  5. Separate volume control for the ringer.

    Separate volume control for the ringer.

    8 votes
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  6. Why can't I access Japan in caller ID?

    Why can't I set Japan in caller ID? I have a business in Japan and in the US, and it's incredibly annoying for my Japanese clients not to have my Japan number come up when I call them.

    8 votes
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  7. Add 'Mark As Read' back to Skype Notifications on Android

    Previously on Android, if you got a notification there would be 2 options:


    • Reply


    • Mark As Read


    Reply is still on Android notifications, and works perfectly fine.

    However, 'Mark As Read' was replaced by 'Thumbs Up' some time ago. I think it should be reverted to 'Mark As Read'.

    The 'Thumbs Up' button works just like the 'Mark As Read' button does - if you press it (as long as you are not on invisible mode/have read receipts enabled) the message sender, or other people in a group chat, can see that you have read the message. However, it also…

    8 votes
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  8. Option to erase missed Called message to calls we make.

    You should add a new feature to erase the missing call messages we made to someone. It's embarrassing to call somebody by mistake and not having the option to erase that message so the other person wouldn't know we called.

    8 votes
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  9. NOT HAVE CONSTANT REMINDERS TO UPDATE TO NEW VERSIOJN OF SKYPE

    NOT HAVE CONSTANT REMINDERS TO UPDATE TO NEW VERSIOJN OF SKYPE

    8 votes
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  10. 8 votes
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  11. I think you should put a little box up in the right corner to let you know when family and friend have signed in.

    The old version of skype use to put a little box up in the right corner of your computer to let you know when family and friend had signed in and out that way if you was playing a game in full screen you knew that they had signed in that way you could make your window normal size while you contacted your family or friend and them go back to your full screen while talking to them.

    8 votes
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  12. No messaging notifications on the new Skype

    The old version of Skype would notify you of a new message. I have been FORCED onto the latest version, but have no notice if someone messages me. Why on earth would you remove this?

    8 votes
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  13. Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon .

    Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon

    7 votes
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  14. Customize Ringtone

    Ringtone change option is mission because of which many of my friends have uninstalled this app from their desktop.

    7 votes
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  15. Set 'Do not disturb' time

    Let users set a time frame for DO NOT DISTURB to be active. As in Do not disturb from say 18:00 to 9:00.

    Just add it please. There is no question about it. It's a required feature.

    7 votes
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  16. Give us clear chat notifications!!!

    If I am not present at my PC and someone messages me at that time, I have no way to know i had a new message unless I actually open skype! Find a way to let people know they have a new message without having to open skype.

    There is really no purpose for a messaging app if I don't know I have new messages!!!

    7 votes
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  17. Receive email notifications of missed a call or left voice message .

    Receive email notifications of missed a call or left voice message .

    7 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Skype on Android should show unread message indicator

    All my other messaging apps show a numeric overlay indicating how many unread messages are awaiting me.

    Except Skype.

    Which means I often miss, or delay responding to messages from family or friends.

    This means I trust and rely upon Skype less than my other messaging apps, and use them more.

    PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP

    7 votes
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