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  1. 656 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

  2. sir,While a meeting .some members mute audio,some remove others ,it shoud be restricted and the person doing any action should be displayed.

    only Admin should be allowed to add or remove the members. During a meeting there is a message you are removed by some participant. His name should be displayed. Hope for early attention

    27 votes
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  3. 2,050 votes
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    425 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We hear you. We love Skype version 7 too. We’re working to build the Skype experience you’ve come to depend on for so long on today’s platforms for today’s user. It would be impossible to bring back the full catalog of features available in previous versions of Skype all at once, our engineering systems just don’t work that way. We are committed to evolving the current Skype experience to match your needs over time. As we release new Skype features, we’ll update this site. You can also follow @Skype and @SkypeInsider on Twitter for the latest news too.
    Thank you all for your feedback.

  4. Stop forcing the update and keep Skype 7 alive!

    Skype 7 works fine for me and all my needs. The new update does not function for me on my desktop. It works like an annoying app. I hate it. Most people do. Stop forcing everyone to update and allow us to use the old version if we want to.

    1,484 votes
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    458 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We realize moving away from older versions of Skype is an inconvenience and we’re sorry for that. We wouldn’t be moving everyone forward if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. Watch this site for news about features we’re adding to the current version of Skype and reach out to @SkypeSupport on Twitter if you need help getting settled in the new app.

    Thanks all for all the comments and votes around this topic.

  5. Improvements urgently needed by skype

    We need these improvements for Skype:


    • A record when somebody kicks you from a group to know who was it and when.

    • To know who was hanged out by who on grupal calls, know who was it and when, and show when this guy leaves the call, because we're tired when the people kicks out people and we don't know who was it and when.


    • Another error is when somebody kicks out to somebody from call, the kicked person stills on the call and still sharing webcam.


    • When we click on kick on group, the group will should be finished…
    12 votes
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  6. Only group creators should be able to mute/remove other participants

    I have been using Skype for teaching online. There are many participants per group and we use video calls.
    It is a shame that Skype does not have the option for admins only (group creators) to be the only ones to control other people's microphones, group chat box and removing other participants.
    It has happened on numerous occasions that participants have been muting other people's mics, have removed them from group etc.
    This is really frustrating.
    Why can't there be an option that only the administrator can control everything and everyone?

    18 votes
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  7. Please bring back Skype Classic

    Please give us back Skype like it used to function.
    Skype 8 is a vastly inferior application. It is greatly lacking in functionality, it is less user friendly, and it doesn't even function well.
    I honestly don't care if you, the developers, are extremely proud of the new user interface, or if you feel that "unifying" the tablet, phone and desktop experience is a good idea. It simply isn't. Skype 8 is worse than Skype 7 ("Classic") in every way. So please just graciously accept your mistake, and allow those of us who want, revert to Skype Classic, and let's…

    323 votes
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  8. Make skype compatible with ios 9

    My grandmother has an old Ipad 3 with ios 9.3.5 installed on it. She used to use this app a lot to call our relatives. Now it isn't woking because it wants ios 10 installed witch cant be installed on old devices. Please, give users possibility to download an older version. We need skype for ipad on ios 9.3.5

    205 votes
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  9. Prevent users from removing members of a group conversation in Skype

    Here inSpain, due to the current Covid-19 emergency, many schools started to use Skype for lessons, at least temporarily while evaluating specific software solutions.

    The problem is that students already familiar with Skype are having fun removing the other students from the call. In some cases, they are even removing the teacher.

    Would it be possible NOT to allow a User to remove another User/the Admin from a group chat and leave this option only to the Admin?

    Thank you!

    15 votes
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  10. Make an option to turn on/off Skype from opening when windows starts on windows 10.

    I can't find the option to do this on my version of Skype, I'd really appreciate the ability to do this.

    186 votes
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    58 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thanks for the feedback. If you want to stop Skype from starting automatically just go to the Settings – General – and toggle Automatically start Skype to Off.

    The option to stop Skype from automatically starting is not available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14). To stop Skype from automatically starting, just sign out of the app.

    Hope it helps :)

    - Petr

  11. Incorporate Microsoft Whiteboard with Skype

    This is similar to an existing feedback idea. Skype needs a whiteboard module. Microsoft Whiteboard is already one of the best whiteboards around, and it allows for whiteboard collaboration (but not any voice communication). So it would be a natural addition to Skype

    14 votes
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  12. Unlink Skype Account from Microsoft account and Skype ID change

    There should an option to change your Skype ID or at least unlink your Skype account from your Microsoft account. I linked my friends Skype account to my Microsoft account by mistake and now there's no way I can unlink those 2 accounts or even atleast change the Skype ID. Its super annoying as its happened to some of the people I know as well who are equally irritated, I really hope there's a solution to this mess real soon

    17 votes
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  13. Petition To Bring Back Classic Skype

    An online petition has been created to bring back classic skype. This petition lists nearly all problems with new skype and why classic skype needs to return.

    Sign the petition here:
    https://www.change.org/BringBackClassicSkype

    9 votes
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  14. Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    24 votes
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  15. Should have group admin

    Means the person who made the group has the opportunity of putting roles on people. For E.G.

    Can't remove people
    Can't add people

    9 votes
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  16. Smart TV

    Coronavirus. Smart TVs. I appreciate the commercial reasons that Skype on Smart TV was discontinued. Given we are all now isolating, please would Microsoft please consider reinstating it so that families and particularly the elderly and vulnerable can stay in touch. Not all old people have smartphones/laptops etc but many have smart TV.

    8 votes
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  17. add way to mark and clear unwanted chats

    add way to mark and clear unwanted chats

    5 votes
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  18. Idea about the removal of a person in a call

    Show the person that removed you from the video chat

    8 votes
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  19. Why not have a simple page showing how to use this thing? Just one page.... Please....

    Someplace to find out how to use Skype... How to add contacts... how to delete contacts... then what to click... Is this asking too much... Guess you want it to be a secret. Shhh...

    6 votes
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  20. 423 votes
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