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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. Allow Camera image to be a mirror when teaching

    It would be helpful to allow the camera to show a mirror image while I am tutoring so that when I am using the camera built into my laptop, my writing doesn't show up backwards.

    5 votes
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  2. 3 votes
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  3. Skype 8 On MacOSX Needs to have a disable automatic updates check box like 7. It's an admin nightmare.

    The new app is causing issues updating at unexpected times. Please address this and send out a fix so we don't have to turn off updates to all squirrel platform apps.

    3 votes
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  4. Create an option to independently adjust ringer and call volume. Ringer volume is a LOT louder than call volume - causing issues.

    Create an option to independently adjust ringer and call volume. The ringer / ring tone volume when a call is connecting is a LOT louder than the call connection volume during conversations. This creates frustration as users have to manually adjust the volume due to the jarring volumes.

    7 votes
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  5. Separate skype users from phones in contacts

    Skype no longer separates my skype user list from my phone contacts, as it used to be before Microsoft redesigned it. This makes it almost impossible to use. Is there any way to persuade skype to separate these two classes of contacts. I accept that you could add skype contacts to Favorites, but that is also hopeless.

    4 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. Skype Should Add A Custom Ringtone Option

    Skype should add a custom ringtone option because it'd be a lot more easy to identify contacts who are calling, identify group chats who are calling, and honestly listen to some nice music before answering a call.

    13 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. push to talk

    Push to talk and being able to rebind hotkeys.

    Im really surprised Skype doesn't have these basic features.

    3 votes
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  10. Last Seen On Rules

    Allow settings on how the Last Seen on update is determined by the contact whether just by it being Active, Away or other status. Also, actually show the date/time instead of days ago, when it is over several days since last seen.

    3 votes
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  11. Can we bring back logging into skype with facebook?

    when I first was introduced to skype I was able to sign/log in with my facebook acount. and because skype no longer had this feature, I lost that account and I had some important things on it that I wasn't able to save on time. so I was hoping that maybe we could bring that back? or atleast maybe have someone help with achieving this for me?

    3 votes
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  12. Why can't I leave the preview?!

    According to the FAQ there should be a "leave preview" button in the settings.. In the current Skype Preview however there is no such button..

    3 votes
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  13. Another user deleted you from the conversation

    Dear developers, if someone deleted you during a group chat, the message "Another user deleted you from the conversation". Can we find out who?

    3 votes
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  14. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    165 votes
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  15. Outgoing call Skype ring tone is very annoying and too loud. No option to make it silent or switch to a different sound.

    Change the outgoing call ring tone and make an option to make it silent or at least calmer

    15 votes
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  16. Please can you add the blur my background for all calls feature on laptop and mobile please?

    Please can you add the blur my background for all calls feature on laptop and mobile please?

    4 votes
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  17. PASSWORD CHANGE

    Make changing password REALLY REALLY OBVIOUS!!!!!!

    4 votes
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  18. Being able to print the copy of the Skype conversation for your records

    Would love to print the copy of my Skype conversations for the records, Skype should really have this feature because these calls count as phone calls and people need to have proof they spoke with each other via Skype

    5 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. Delete obsolete conversations in Skype.

    I still do not know why it is not possible to have the right to manage our conversations and particuarly to delete obsolete conversations in Skype. This software is too rigid.

    5 votes
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