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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…

    155 votes
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  2. 6 votes
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  3. Skype 8 is JUNK

    Skype 8 is a piece of JUNK. Skype 7 clasic was the best and much simpler to use.

    4 votes
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  4. 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

    196 votes
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  5. Skype Classic back. Please, Please

    Please have the old Skype Classic back. The new one is too hard to use. I miss the old Gui, and the sounds.

    3 votes
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  6. Have skype classic back for web!

    I'd love to have the old Skype Classic back from 2016. It's look nice even on the web as 2020 Skype isn't my favourite! 2016 Skype is my fave

    Vote if you'd love to have 2016 back in action

    5 votes
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  7. SKYPE NAME

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

    7 votes
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  8. Skype for Teaching -- whiteboard, etc...

    Give an additional module to the basic Skype , and call it 'skype for teaching' with whiteboard function and other functions that may be useful for people using Skype for teaching , but NOT using the business version as that is not specific enough in scope / purpose to be used for Teaching / Tuition over skype.

    4 votes
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  9. Suggestion of some game sharing while video calling taking into account of the Covid 19 situation.

    Hello! Could the Skype administration take into account the current (Covid 19 and Social distancing) situation and so incorporate some games while video calling another person, like directly playing/sharing while video calling? No extra payment fees would be appreciated, it would suggest a sense of caring by your company for the whole world society. Games such as Scrabble or Monopoly, or any current constructive games (Not the War or harsh games) would be good.
    Cause young people should not get close to the older generation now, and this interaction might promote quality moments for the loved ones and keep the…

    3 votes
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  10. 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)

    299 votes
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  11. Toolbar

    Add a Toolbar at the top.

    4 votes
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  12. 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.

    6 votes
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  13. Add task/checklist feature

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

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    7 votes
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  16. It would be great to have the option to record "full screen" instead of split screen 50/50. I'm a journalist recording interviews for news

    It would be great to have the option to record "full screen" instead of split screen 50/50. I'm a journalist recording interviews for news

    2 votes
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  17. Change font color

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

    6 votes
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  18. submit my idea

    If both the person use the emojie in live video call, if there is something unique happen then it will look cool and bit entertaining, Like the hand shake one if both of us click the hand shake emo under 5 sec then actually hand shake happens in the video. and same goes to other emos too.

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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

    3 votes
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