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  1. 650 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. 2,042 votes
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    423 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.

  3. 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.

    1,478 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.

  4. 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…

    316 votes
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  5. 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.

    182 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

  6. 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

    189 votes
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  7. 413 votes
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  8. The ability to actually close the program.

    You know, like every other program in existence. What a novel effing idea that would be!

    132 votes
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  9. Bring back the search functionality as it was in previous classic version + add/improve other search features

    Bring back the Search functionality. (as it was in previous classic version)

    Currently the searching functionality is not up to the mark. As in earlier skype versions a user can search anything in a particular chat, but currently it seems very distracting as it search the whole skype history and user can not find the exact results for which he/she is searching.

    413 votes
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  10. Stop making people sad on skype 8. please bring Skype 7 back.

    Petr, today i have got a serious issue. Many people on Skype 8 are sad because
    you removed the sounds, features they loved, The logo they preferred, the style, the rainbows that were there, sounds, and many more. Petr, i kindly ask you to stop and revert back to skype version 7.7 back or maybe 7.16 if possible. because many ppl prefered that version. i know microsoft can make it better.
    Thank you

    3 votes
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  11. Improve performance - Skype should have a minimal memory and cpu footprint

    Most of the time Skype is running in the background as non-active application. When it does and is idle (not processing user input), it should consume zero cpu and have a minimal footprint.

    Skype need to be able to keep the most essential parts from getting swapped out to ensure a snappy, fast and lag-free response when a a call or message is received, or when the user wants to interact with the Skype application.

    When Skype is active it still need to use minimal cpu and memory, so to not interfere with other activities the user is doing while…

    540 votes
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    90 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for the feedback. We are continuously working to improve the quality of Skype. Please feel free to report any crashes or performance issues on answers.microsoft.com including steps that lead to a crash so that the community can help troubleshoot the issue.
    - Petr

  12. Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    Bulk Delete of chat history. Auto delete by date

    15 votes
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  13. Travel rewards for Skype during Coronavirus

    In light of the Coronavirus, many of my face to face business trips have been cancelled, and rescheduled as a Skype meeting instead. I was thinking of all the people who typically DON’T use Skype, and thinking a good promotion for you would be to somehow partner with the airlines to find a way to still honor travel reward points for rescheduled Skype meetings. I feel that frequent travelers would be happy to still earn their rewards and somehow this could promote Skype, and set a good reputation for being proactive and helpful during these unprecedented times.

    I’m not sure…

    7 votes
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  14. Admins on group chats

    It would be better if you added admins on group chat,so only they have permissions to remove others from calls.In my country,almost 1.000.000 classes take place in Skype due to the corona virus problem and students keep kicking and muting each other from calls.It would be better if they didnt have this permission,so a much better class woul take place.

    5 votes
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  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. 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

    7 votes
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  17. Built-In Games

    Dear Skype team, hope you are doing great! with this lockdown that keeps relatives and friends away, it would be great if you have again your built-in games to connect kids with their Friends and Family. It would be a great asset for you and wonderful for us users.
    Thanks and keep healthy
    Mauricio

    5 votes
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  18. Skype should never change the status to Active now on its own!!!

    Every time I sign in to Skype after a reboot it changes my status from Away (which I set manually before quitting Skype) to Active now! It's a completely illogical behavior which ruins the product for me

    8 votes
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  19. Skype translator barely working for text and not working at all for voice/video translation Feb 2020

    Yes I've installed and re-installed many times. Also, I know what setup suggestions are. ITS NOT WORKING

    I dont understand why Skype changes things for no reason. It worked last year.

    Now, sometimes it works for 1 person in a video call. But not the other.

    And, Requesting translation is confusing to some people, and when some people click accept, it still only works some of the time.

    Then you can change settings for language, but its not clear if you are changing your own language settings or is it specific to a conversation with a certain language.

    Honestly, just…

    5 votes
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  20. come faccio a vedere chi esclude o tacita uno o più membri in un gruppo?

    Come faccio a vedere chi esclude o tacita uno o più membri in un gruppo?

    4 votes
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