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  1. Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved

    Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved without having to hold down on the attachment and click save or download

    9 votes
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  2. Add setting to use external browser on mobile

    Please provide a setting that lets users open all links in their default browser/designated app on mobile Skype. I want the functionality of the default app (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, chrome, etc) when I open links. It's cumbersome to have to click 'open in browser' for each and every link, when it should be a setting users are able to change for all links.

    The Gmail app has this feature. It's a check box that says 'open links in Gmail' that users can uncheck. Please implement something similar for the Skype mobile app.

    9 votes
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  3. Flip/Mirror the Camera

    Like in older versions, give an option to flip the screen Horizontally and Vertically. Though you could chalk up this issue to what webcam your using, I am unable to change my webcam setting and therefore am unable to use video call without everything being reversed. Be a lot easier if I could just click off a box and flip how I need to.

    8 votes
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  4. 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".

    8 votes
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  5. 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.

    8 votes
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  6. Ability to disable hardware acceleration

    We should be able to turn off Hardware Acceleration - as available in most other apps that have video capabilities!

    I have a particular problem with this as an AMD graphics card user I do not have the ability to do this globally so I do it in each app individually (as keeping Hardware Acceleration on gives me a green flashing screen and eventually crashed my computer). I have searched for a fix to turn this off but it does not seem to be available.

    8 votes
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  7. bring back hotkeys and snapshots

    just bring back hotkeys and snapshots. simple. why make fancy UI and things we dont need and get rid of useful features

    8 votes
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  8. Верните пожалуйста поддержку старых версий Skype

    Вернуть поддержку старых версий Skype

    8 votes
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  9. history

    to keep history for ever , because of work, its had very important messages .

    8 votes
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  10. Support for USB handset functionality

    Before Microsoft took over Skype, the application had support for functionality on USB phones such as answering and ending calls, adjusting volume control, mute and so on. This is Remote Call Control (RCC). This was really useful and I used it with my Jabra USB handset. This functionality has been removed for some reason - a real retrograde step. Please can it be restored ASAP?

    8 votes
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  11. Not just the Windows Store App Verion, but Skype DESKTOP version

    Please make the desktop version NOT THE APP version, be able to split the contacts from the chat window.

    8 votes
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  12. What happened to the status remaining the way we set it? Now when I log off my machine for the day and reboot in the AM I show available.

    What happened to the status remaining the way we set it? Now when I log off my machine for the day and reboot in the AM I show available. I want to remain away until I personally set it as available. SKYPE used to be this way until more recent versions. I don't always want to just pop on as available, sometimes I want to be on by shown as away as to not be poked.

    8 votes
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  13. Appearance Setting

    Opinion about Apperance setting

    I suggest that Skype can add more color options for theme so that the user can have more options to choose

    8 votes
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  14. Option to close the app when we sign out

    Hello. When I sign out of Skype on Android, the app closes and then reopens to a sign in window. I find this annoying. Could we have an option in settings to close the app when we sign out. Thank you.

    8 votes
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  15. 8 votes
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  16. Don't have Skype Running all the time

    I like Skype - it's a great app. I just don't want it running all the time in the background on my computer. I want to use it to make calls etc but when I'm done I want the capability to exit the program completely. There is no option to quit from the taskbar.
    Asa a result I am uninstall Skype on my computer.

    8 votes
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  17. 8 votes
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  18. Contacts

    Trash the "Suggested" in Contacts so the "Favourites" is at the top of the list when that screen is displayed.

    8 votes
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  19. Logging in

    The Classic Skype had a setting whereby automatic logging in could be disabled, please bring it back. I know one can sign out, but it is an extra step.
    Thanks

    8 votes
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  20. Vorrei proporre che venisse modificata la possibilità di eliminare partecipanti o mutarli durante il corso di una videochiamata. Grazie.

    Sono uno studente e vorrei proporre che venisse modificata la possibilità di eliminare partecipanti o mutarli durante il corso di una videochiamata. Ciò ostacola gli alunni e i professori nel pieno svolgimento delld loro funzioni. Grazie per la vostra attenzione

    7 votes
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