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  1. 3 votes
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  2. Add the option to star threads and messages.

    It would be very helpful to have the capability to star conversations and threads then be able to quickly find them.

    Slack has these options which work very well. You can star messages and threads to easily find them.

    2 votes
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  3. Make it easier to copy/export a chat transcript with date and time stamps.

    Have an option to export a chat history (including date and time stamp) without having to "Request a copy of your files and chat history".

    6 votes
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  4. allow users to disable emojis.

    allow users to disable emojis.

    4 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Add a feature that lets you control the audio of other apps while you're in a call. I'd like to turn other apps up.

    Skype turns the volume of other apps down when you're in a call and I'd like to be able to turn those apps back up, especially when I'm sharing my screen and audio.

    1 vote
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  7. Have a setting to allow skype to access my pictures

    I accidentally denied skype access to my picture files when installing. It would bevnice to switch it on in the settings menu.

    1 vote
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  8. Block user

    If I block a user on Skype, they can still see my account as well as send me messages. Skype currently hides their messages from me. I would like to see them completely blocked. Unable to view my account or send messages to me.

    2 votes
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  9. Disable Feedback Requests after nearly every call.

    Provide a feature to disable the automatic request for feedback. Requesting feedback after nearly every call is disrespectful of our time and very irritating. If we feel the need to submit feedback, we'll initiate the feedback submission.

    4 votes
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  10. Would like to change the date format next to my RECENT CHATS from mm/dd/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy but can't find an option to do this.

    Would like to change the date format next to my RECENT CHATS from mm/dd/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy but can't find an option to do this.

    2 votes
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  11. Option to never change status

    A single option that tells Skype to never change the status from what the user last selected should be simple and would save a lot of headache.... Lots of people request that Skype stop changing their statuses. Others want the feature to automatically update you to Away if you're away or Active if you're Active. It shouldn't be too hard to have both.

    If Skype wants to keep tweaking functionality on status changing, at the very least you should be able to click Yes to "Never change your status for you". If that is checked, then the app would never…

    4 votes
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  12. Time zone clock

    Time zone clock
    Please add different time zones clock on on iPad.

    3 votes
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  13. There's no option to "disable quit" facility on system tray by admin password to keep running skype.

    There's no option to "disable quit" facility on system tray by admin password to keep running skype.

    2 votes
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  14. Please restore to Skype the option to turn off automatical updates!

    Please restore to Skype the option to turn off automatical updates! With this option gone, all Skype users are hostages of all bugs that keep appearing with new and unstable (but now mandatory) versions.
    E.g. I have constant problems with Skype since the program updated itself from 8.49 to 8.50 and then 8.51 - so much that either I shut down Skype and go without it, or it irritates me with every Windows startup.

    5 votes
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  15. Skype drops the system sound by 80% despite I have set this to Do Nothing under the sound setting.

    It might be nice to put option for this setting in the skype setting itself too.
    It will be also nice to control how much bandwidth we can use for the video calls.

    1 vote
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. When adding new users to a group make 'USER' as role pre-set, or add a choice when adding to set role right away

    Skype seems to add new members to a group randomly, some are added as user, some as admin. especially when you work with multiple admins, you need to check every time with show member and then change all that are added as admin and you don't want them to be, one by one with setrole to user.
    Having a choice when you add someone right away between roles, would be really helpful

    3 votes
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  18. Split View Maximum number of Window in Setting

    !!!Maximum number of Split View in Setting!!!

    It is annoying when many new window open after clicking each conversation. Should be user preferable.
    If i can set the number of window suppose 3.
    Please maintain a queue and remove last opened item when crossing provided setting's value. Also you can set default 10 for max split window.

    Thank you.
    Hope you understand my point.

    4 votes
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  19. Speaker audio selection memory

    Each time I start SKYPE I must go to settings and select my speaker choice to get receive audio to function. I suggest that once set, the software remembers the choice for future sessions and permit a change to be made later if needed.

    2 votes
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  20. 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

    8 votes
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