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  1. Update the back end of Skype 7 to make it compatible with Skype 8.

    One of the justifications offered for forcing the update from Skype 7 to Skype 8 is that Skype 7 is less secure and is not compliant with the GDPR data handling regulations.

    Neither of these things affects the user interface in any way whatsoever.

    The server infrastructure for Skype 8 has been updated to cope with these new requirements.

    The "back end" of the Skype client, which handles message storage and transmission, has been updated in Skype 8, but Skype 8 is still sorely lacking in basic UI functionality.

    The Skype 7 back end should be updated to use the…

    154 votes
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  2. Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions


    • please add more emoticons/emojis

    • option to turn off emoji conversations

    • support for touch bar on Macbook Pro

    • possibility to use native system emoticons

    • possibility to import emoticons

    191 votes
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  3. Skype should follow Microsofts design guidelines

    It should go without saying that Microsoft should follow your own design guidelines.

    Microsoft UWP design guidelines:
    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design

    Microsoft design guidelines for desktop applications:
    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design

    In addition to this you should consult Jakob Nielsen (not optional) and without exception follow all his recommendations.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JakobNielsen(usability_consultant)

    295 votes
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  4. SKYPE NAME

    Go back to being able to pick your skype name and not live: xxxxxxx

    5 votes
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  5. more colours

    So on my dad's macbook pro there are like these ombre colours instead of just purple orange blue or whatever and i'm using windows 10 so can you please make that available for every type of device using skype coz i wanna make mine super pretty so yeah thanks

    11 votes
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  6. Skype 8 needs more color, and I would love to see profile pictures return to the top of conversations.

    1) Skype feels so plain. I use the light mode and it just feels like there's no color, everything is bland. The older versions of Skype had a lot more blue to them (the menus, contact lists, etc..) and it made the entire interface feel full of life.

    2) I'd love to see profile pictures return to the top of conversations. Currently it only shows username, activity, and mood. I think it was nicer having profile pictures showing as well, it makes it easier to quickly notice who you are chatting with if you have multiple conversations open, and it's…

    6 votes
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  7. Toolbar

    Add a Toolbar at the top.

    3 votes
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  8. folders so I can group my contacts better

    I wish you had folders so I can group my contacts better. for example, I have Centers, Vendors, Clients, Broker, Personal and if skype had folders I could go to
    the folder I want and make contact with them easily

    5 votes
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  9. go back to old skyp when it was easy to use

    just revers this ****** version pre MS
    it's hard to use can't find anything
    just makes me hate skype and MS

    4 votes
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  10. Add task/checklist feature

    add f feature to create event and share among team member and also assign tasks to someone

    3 votes
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  11. Customized Emojis

    Emojis with 'ADD TO FAVORITE' option,
    Increase or decrease the 'EMOJI SIZE' for fun experience,
    'CUSTOMIZED REACTION' emojis and also
    'ENABLE OR DISABLE EMOJI' option for individual chat (considering business, family, friends accordingly)
    will be highly appreciated.

    4 votes
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  12. Change font color

    Option to change font color in a conversation. Both, sent and received.

    5 votes
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  13. Need Admin control in Group chat like do we have in WhatsAapp

    I created a group on Skype and added a few contacts to the group. The participants in the group adding other contacts without checking. I really looking for a feature to have admin control on the group to add/remove participants.

    5 votes
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  14. select multiple chats

    Please allow a simple way of deleting multiple chats. Click/select, click/confirm, for each chat, is not viable. Select all would be enough.

    4 votes
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  15. Bring back the resize ability

    Bring back the resize ability. The dashboaer is far too big and cannot be reduced vertically. It goes from the top of my screen to the bottom no matter what size monitor I use. The old skype, before Msoft got its hands on it was fantastic. I hate it sinse Msoft took it over.

    3 votes
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  16. Classic view!

    Classic Skype view...split windows for contacts and active messages.

    42 votes
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  17. Use tags to organize contacts

    Presently all my contacts are jumbled together which is annoying -- especially for business contacts. I don't want just a favorites list. It would be nice to use tags or folders so I can put some as business contacts, or project contacts, or family and friends contacts. I'm using Skype to communicate with vendors but they all have unusual names so I have to search and search to figure out who they are. I want add tags and sort by those tags

    2 votes
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  18. Please Restore Skype To What Everyone Once Loved

    This is something that has been bothering me for years. The updates have been making Skype look really atrocious. Now, I know it is the changing in design trends and trends of design changes all the time. It really does annoy me that the design trends are changing but nothing annoys me more than the design change of Skype. Basically what I am trying to say is please restore the old sound effects, restore the green color, and basically make it simple again. Also, the gradient message bubbles really annoy me. Also, I really enjoyed the old emoticons. I will…

    21 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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  20. Access to old Skype

    Hello Skype Team. Immediately I will describe my proposal. I think many would like to use the versions that they want, for example: Someone wants to use Skype 8.x, and someone (I) wants to use Skype 5.x version. Open access to old versions. Let them download the one who needs it.

    Sincerely, Dmitry.

    17 votes
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