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  1. Bring the old sounds from Skype 7 back! :D

    You should bring us back the great old sounds that we liked! It would be frikin' amazing, won't it? <3

    1 vote
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  2. to recover the delete photos

    whenever you accidentally delete photos by accident you should try to get the pictures back

    1 vote
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  3. Add option to load Skype Preview on Windows startup

    Skype version 8.61.76.94
    Application version 15.61.94.0

    1 vote
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  4. Incorporate a report button so we can make you aware of scammers. I just met two scammers in a row. Both with fake pictures. Need to delete.

    Install a report button for those that make fake profiles with fake pictures to lure vulnerable people into romance scams. Just met two girls in less than 5 minutes using **** star pictures. Need to get rid of these vultures. It's like a pandemic on the internet. Please do your part to rid these parasites from Skype, please. There's way to many girls thinking its okay to create phony profiles for the purpose of scamming others.

    They do this because most chat sites don't police their sites. Please install a report button to rid Skype of scammers.

    One scammer: ddddad5…

    4 votes
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  5. Web.Skype.com

    Web.Skype.com on Firefox is not working.
    It seems a bit stupid not to use the native Firefox setting and support Web.Skype.com instead of forcing Firefox users to install a third-party addon in order to support Web.Skype.com.
    Think about our security.

    1 vote
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  6. update function within the app

    can't seem to find any update capability within the app, help info takes you to the website which is such a drag really. can do better except my expectations of are ill placed.

    1 vote
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  7. Put in a "keep Skype from starting automatically" feature. I. Do. Not. Use. It. I. Don't. Want. It. Burning. Resources. On. My. Computer.

    Give me the option to delete Skype. I don't want it automatically starting and burning resources. I didn't ask for Skype to be installed. I WANT IT GONE.

    1 vote
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  8. Message History

    Auto Delete old messages with options For keeping message history like 30 days, 180 days, 1 year, and forever

    5 votes
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  9. Please give the option for 12H/24H time format. It's unbelievable that it is not implemented!

    Please give the option for 12H/24H time format. It's unbelievable that it is not implemented!

    2 votes
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  10. Please allow the user to set any time and date format like YYYY.MM.DD 23:59:59.

    Skype Time & Date Format does not match my system settings. Even worse, it cannot be changed to ISO format like YYYY.MM.DD 23:59:59. Only US format is currently available. When are US companies going to realize that their custom units, date and time format, etc. are not accepted in the rest of the world?

    1 vote
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  11. I can no longer paste images in Skype - please help

    No longer able to paste images in Skype

    2 votes
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  12. As more and more staff are working from home and can you add change background, on Windows 10

    in previous versions yo were able to change the background in Skype this is no longer possible in windows 10 can this feature be reinstated please

    3 votes
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  13. The option to disable the "Press a number to connect FEATURE" should never be blocked

    The option to disable the "Press a number to connect FEATURE" should never be removed from any account. No matter how it's purchased... Whether it's through the personal account itself or through Skype manager. Cannot imagine anyone who would not want to be able to turn that off.

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  14. No control with Admin

    Skype is working fine,but major problem is that the admin is not having control on the participants.The participant can remove,mute anyone. Also sometime it gives notification about who has removed or muted but not all time.

    2 votes
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  15. Settings option to choose preference for use of Subscription or Skype Credit

    Have an option in Skype Out to select Subscription or Skype Credit to manage which one is used first

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  16. Need am option to disable call waiting

    There should be an option in setting to allow it disable call waiting

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  17. Alterable Incoming video Quality

    Skype is not only used for Audio/Video call. We are using it to share screen and share our ideas. Its a fantastic option to share our thoughts through Skype.

    People are using low bandwidth internet sometime.
    Now, the video drops or audio drops due to that.
    If there is an option to reduce the video bitrate/quality, it would be much helpful.

    1 vote
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  18. Scheduled Do Not Disturb for Skype (not Skype for Business)

    Add a Scheduled Do Not Disturb for Skype (not Skype for Business), so that the user can set for example Do Not Disturb 20:00-8:00 M-F, & 00:00-24:00 S,S.

    2 votes
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  19. Opening links in Edge in iOS Skype

    Please add setting to open links in Edge. I don’ understand why this settind does exist in Outlook and doesn’t in any othe MS app. This is ridiculous.

    2 votes
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  20. Enabling control and ring tone


    1. Suggestion to enable control for participants if sharing screens

    2. Change the skype ring tone and dialer tone.

    5 votes
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