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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  • Ideas older than 5 months with less than 5 votes will be deleted.
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  1. 8 votes
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  2. Hate the update. Skype keeps getting worse and worse. Now its Logging me out and I have to sign back in every time.

    Skype 7 was great... Why do ya'll insist on making it crappier and crappier? Are you trying to make sure the few people who you havent run off yet will go soon? If so you're getting there.

    5 votes
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  3. 18 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Please leave the regular heart as well!

    Please leave the regular heart ❤ as well on the gif options

    3 votes
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  6. 5 votes
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  7. 6 votes
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  8. You're getting worse in each update. Please, give the old skype back!!

    I miss the old skype design. It was nice, simple and I didn't have any
    complaint. Nowadays, every single update you guys did, just made our so loved communication app worse. I NEED THE OLD SKYPE, PLEASE!!

    5 votes
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  9. restore changing of background

    Please retore the ability to change backgrounds in video

    6 votes
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  10. WHEN RISING HAND, GIVE A NUMBER TO EACH HAND TO INDICATE WHO IS NEXT

    WHEN RISING HAND, GIVE A NUMBER TO EACH HAND TO INDICATE WHO IS NEXT

    6 votes
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  11. the new ui looks like a mobile app

    the new ui looks like a mobile app to be honest

    4 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. get rid of black bar

    The black bar at the bottom of the screen is ugly and detracts from the personal experience of seeing someone which would be much better full screen.

    4 votes
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  15. being able to change our ringtone

    the default ringtone is very annoying and boring would be better if you could change it.

    6 votes
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  16. 5 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. custom skype backgrounds

    I would like to change the background with a custom picture that the user can select. I would love to change the aesthetic of skype. it would look lovely!

    6 votes
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  19. Please allow 4 people on a Skype call to use the Together Mode.

    Many of us are playing games together online. I play Mahjong with two different groups 4 times a week. A week ago, somehow Skype allowed us to use the Together Mode when there were only 4 of us. It was GREAT to use the Together Mode in Skype while playing Mahjong online! But it seems like that was a fluke. Do you have a work around that would allow 4 of us to use the Together mode on Skype? Four is the max for players playing a game of Mahjong.

    3 votes
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  20. customize chat background

    be able to customize chat background. plain white or dark background, both of them make me feel lonely on skype

    4 votes
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