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  1. Add cryptocurrency micropayments to Skype (XRP and others)

    Dear Skype, The age of MicroPayments has come and we need your support. The era of Internet of Value is kocniking at the door. My idea is to implement micropayments in Skype. Allow us to buy SkypeCredits with XRpTipBot , allow us to send micro payments on Skype chat as well.
    Please have a look at http://xrptipbot.com/ and its open API https://www.xrptipbot.com/app/api-spec which is pretty easy to implement.
    XRPtipBot is now available in 40+ languages. It's available for Twitter / Reddit / Discord / Telegram and recently has been added to Microsoft Outlook please visit http://moneymessage.radynamics.com/moneymessage_www/
    What's more it has…

    2,318 votes
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    385 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thanks for sharing this Idea! Cryptocurrency micropayments sounds really cool right :) Like any other leading technology company Microsoft is already testing blockchain.
    Although I don’t have any information about cryptocurrency adoption for Skype or any other MS product, please keep continue supporting this Idea. I will share it with our teams :)
    Note: I’ve edited the title of this Idea little bit so it fits to cryptocurrencies generally ;)

    - Petr

  2. add a whiteboard

    so when we have a session with kids or a meeting with officer's we can use a whiteboard to draw or explain the concept

    42 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Ability to save the file regardless of the coincidence of the name with the open file

    The ability to save the file regardless of the coincidence of the name with the open file
    I ran into a problem to accept and save a file, provided that I already have a file with the same name open on my computer.
    I propose to consider the possibility of saving and accepting the file regardless of what is open in the system and used. Those. check if a file with the same name as you were sent to Skype already exists or open, then save a new file with the addition of the word "copy" or the time of…

    20 votes
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  4. Enable group video chats on Echo Show (Alexa)

    What I want to get working-

    2 or more smartphones with the latest skype app to connect to 1 Echo show with it's own account

    Currently only peer-to-peer is supported (Only one person can skype to an Echo show at a time).

    76 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Skype Manager Buy method add skype personal account Credit

    Add skype Manager to purchase points in personal skype account.
    In this way, the exchange of credit points can be achieved.
    Achieve a great user experience.
    Let the points in your personal skype account support the purchase method of skype Manager.
    I hope you will adopt my suggestion, which is very convenient for users.
    Optional.
    The user experience will be great.

    14 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Paid products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. please please PLEASE bring back the background it is not in the latest version and skype updates automatically so i cannot get it back :(

    every one knows about the background issue... In the new update that feature was deleted and now we can "share articles" with fellow skype users. I feel that should be part of skype business and the background option should still be available. as you all know, skype usually updates automatically so i am not able to get this feature back. PLEASE BRING IT BACK WHEN A NEW UPDATE IS AVAILABLE!

    12 votes
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  7. Don't block SKYPE account easily

    I used SKYPE to explain the truth of Falun Dafa to the people of the Public Security Procuratorate and the Court in mainland China, and to prevent the CCP from persecuting good people who believe in God. So I made more calls, and I urge you not to block my account for this. It would just allow the evil CCP to continue to do evil! And harvest the organs of Falun Gong practitioners alive to make huge profits. Such evil continues, I hope you can stand on the side of justice. Cautiously block account. Thank you!

    33 votes
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  8. Fix Skype to support Clownfish app again

    hello we expect innovation in the new releases for the operation of the application named clownfish
    (the program does not work in new versions)
    Link of the application: https://clownfish-translator.com

    162 votes
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  9. ****

    Please return the reaction and emoji "Pile of poo" - ie (****) - it is essential for communication.

    21 votes
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  10. 9 votes
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  11. Unlink Skype from microsoft or at least make live ID changable.

    Just scrolling through the first few pages of this forum I can see that this issue is brought up at least 10 different times in 10 different ways all of which have well over a combined 300 votes! This clearly needs to be a top priority.

    Personally, my current skype ID is the only reason I refuse to use this service. I need to be able to talk to coworkers and build professional relationships and I can't do that with an ID I made in middle school

    10 votes
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  12. Change Skype Name

    Provide the ability to change the username in the skype profile instead of default, live:username_1

    17 votes
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  13. to restore the virtual background like you did before

    to restore the virtual background feature

    10 votes
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  14. Please return support for Skype 7.

    Please return support for Skype 7. the New version sucks to put it mildly. Please return support for Skype 7 and older versions. The new Skype does not have such features, unlike the classic one. For example: there is no "offline" status. PLEASE RETURN THE CLASSIC SKYPE.

    18 votes
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  15. 17 votes
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  16. Display video of more than 4 users in grid view

    Please allow more than 4 callers to display simultaneously in grid view when in a group video call. Just have it resize the windows smaller as more than 4 people join the call so that everyone can see everyone else all the time.

    39 votes
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  17. Calls Administrator

    I'd like to be able to control members’ videocalls as administrator, in order to avoid they can exclude or mute each other from conversation.

    34 votes
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  18. Provide Skype Customization option for fonts and background themes

    Provide Skype Customization option for fonts and background themes

    9 votes
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  19. Please allow me to change my Skype username

    Allow us to change our Skype username without having to delete our Microsoft account. I'm a transgender man and my Skype username is still my female birth name, I hate it, want it gone, but unless I'm willing to delete my whole Microsoft account then I'm not able to, please fix this for all LGBTQ+ Community members

    26 votes
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  20. 663 votes
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    192 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for sharing your ideas! We have a lot of great feedback from you and we really appreciate it! We love the passion!
    We used to categorize your submissions with lists of multiple requests, however we’re overwhelmed now. Going forward we will only accept submissions with single requests. It will help us to better prioritize which features we will work on next and understand what is most important for you.

    Thanks for joining our community and helping improve Skype!

    - Petr

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