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  1. give us a skype update for old version Ipad IOS 9.3.5 . We need this badly for our children at home for school due to CORONAVIRUS

    give us a skype update for old version Ipad IOS 9.3.5 . We need this badly for our children at home for school due to CORONAVIRUS

    15 votes
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  2. Determine your own Ringtone and adjust the Volume settings manually

    There are two things that Skype really needs to change to the new Skype


    1. That youre customers who use skype world wide

    get an option where they themselves can adjust the incoming ringtone sound by means of a volume control how loud or soft they want it ...


    1. that your customers worldwide can choose their own ringtone and choose to apply

    With all due respect this is starting to become a very irritating problem worldwide

    I myself, like many others around the world, now start using discord

    The reason why people around the world ask this is Because sometimes with…

    15 votes
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  3. Show more contacts on the screen

    I can fit 12 contacts or 15 chats on my 13.5 inch Surface Book screen. Under 7.34 I could fit 26, making it MUCH more user-friendly. Please make Compact view genuinely compact and allow us to turn off profile pictures. Also separate Skype and phone contacts, and active/inactive. Ie, bring back the 7.34 display of contacts. In hope.

    15 votes
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  4. Caller ID Confirmation to IP or Land Line

    There REALLY needs to be an option to confirm the Caller ID setup with a code to a non SMS phone (IP or Land Line), or via email. Or have the option to send a text to a different number than you're putting in as the Caller ID.

    Many users DO NOT want their mobile/cell phone# as the Caller ID for their Skype account. This is really poor design and it should never have been set up this way, but since it was, it needs to be fixed ASAP.

    15 votes
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  5. Need privacy setting

    Earlier version used to have Options and within it had the option for Privacy setting. Can't find the feature anymore.

    15 votes
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  6. open image in new window

    open image in new window, skype close when I want to close window image, don't integrate window image into skype window.

    14 votes
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  7. 14 votes
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  8. Skype classic mode

    I would suggest a setting called 'Skype Classic Mode'. The 'Skype Classic Mode' should have the old logo, textures and sounds

    13 votes
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  9. Having the invisible setting stay on til user changes.

    I would like to be able to keep setting of " Invisible " constant until I switch it off.

    13 votes
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  10. Status swtiching

    Wouldnt want to go "online" everytime I use my mobile device for skype while I have already set my status as "do not disturb" on my computer. This is really annoying.

    13 votes
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  11. Updates

    Please allow me to have some control over update settings. I would like to update at my convenience, maybe weekly at a time I choose. Automatic updates disrupt my communication. I am considering other platforms due to this issue.

    13 votes
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  12. Allow automatic download of images

    In Skype 7 all images are downloaded automatically and stored in a received files folder. Some users didn't like this, and it is no longer in Skype 8. However, some users, like myself, found it quite useful as all images sent across Skype were automatically saved, removing the hassle of having to manually save images.

    In Skype Preview (8.36), there is an option in the settings to allow users to automatically download files - this only works for files, however, and it does not automatically download images. I think within this option in the settings, or through a new option,…

    13 votes
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  13. Fix the "adjust microphone automatically" button

    Last time I updated to Skype 8, whenever I was in a call, Skype would automatically raise and lower my mic volume REGARDLESS of whether the setting was turned off. This makes recording my voice while in a call all the more difficult because I have to amplify certain sections more than others based on how Skype adjusted the volume.
    Thanks!

    13 votes
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  14. ringtone changing option

    hello sir i am suggesting you to add change ringtone feature on desktop app i could not find any ringtone option

    12 votes
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  15. Mute ring sound incoming calls

    it would be very useful to have the mute incoming call option available. The ring sound is very annoying when you use Skype to stream meetings and somebody call during the meeting.

    12 votes
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  16. Skype ringtone changeable

    I have lots of Skype call everyday and i felt irritated when i heard Skype ringing sounds. Could you add an option to choose another rings

    12 votes
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  17. Alow switching accounts

    Instead of having to sign out every time you wanna switch a Skype account there could be a list of all of your accounts saved on it! All you have to do to switch is just click on the account you wanna switch into! Now that's easy!

    12 votes
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  18. Do not Reset settings after logout (without remember login info)

    When we logout with out saving login info, please keep the settings atleast the appearance settings(it is not a sensitive info!) .
    I'm using the same machine daily, and I need to signout from it daily. In this case I need to configure my settings daily. Its totally wasting my time.

    12 votes
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  19. show skype contacts only

    show Skype contacts only .

    12 votes
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  20. 12 votes
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