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  1. Add the ability to customize different types of notifications and its settings for calling/receiving/IM, ringtones, volume, online/offline..

    possibility to modify sounds and notifications like in Skype 7
    - startup and quit sound
    - ringtones (in/out coming)
    - volume
    - when somebody goes online/offline
    - ability to disable all notifications
    - notification even when active

    966 votes
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    196 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Some of the most consistent feedback we’ve received from you has to do with sounds and how you are notified about the goings on in Skype 8. We understand that all of these things are important for you and we are working on it.

    Thank you for your patience
    - Petr

  2. Ability to turn off message previews and notifications during a call

    Thousands of teachers use Skype for online classes each and every day.

    It would be very helpful for teachers to block all message previews and notifications during a call, so that they can focus on the class fully.

    Message previews and notifications should still be active for the student they are teaching at that moment, because teachers switch to other programs while screensharing with the student and cannot see the chat at all times.

    7 votes
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  3. Cannot change message notification sound

    Could you please add a configuration to change the chat notification sound.
    With new Skype 8 we unable to change the notification sound and the default sound is really low. so we cant even hear the sound.

    9 votes
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  4. Bring back Custom Notification settings!!!!

    I recommend Skype to restore the feature for notification that is DO NOT show a preview banner at the right corner and keep the sound when having a notification or separate those options. Currently, when I turn off "Chat Notification", I can't hear the sound when having a notification, but if I turn on "Chat Notification", a banner shows at the right corner with chat content. It's really inconvenient function.

    15 votes
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  5. able to change sound for notifications

    Be able to change the sound that you want for notifications on Android phones

    12 votes
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  6. Customize Ringtone

    Ringtone change option is mission because of which many of my friends have uninstalled this app from their desktop.

    4 votes
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  7. Change notification tones

    Add function in settings/notifications to choose custom/different notification tone as inbuilt too quiet

    16 votes
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  8. Allow us to lower the volume of the ringing!

    Seriously, I have to use headphones if I don't want to wake other people up with it, only to find out that even then it just about destroys my eardrums! Why did you toss the ability to lower the ringtone volume for mobile?? What were you thinking?!

    3 votes
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  9. Turn Off Pop Up Notifications

    This feature is terrible. There are so many times when it is inappropriate for a message to pop up. Many people stand behind me while we work through things. There has got to be a way to keep this feature private. Please, please fix this. A blinking yellow icon on the task bar is plenty.

    4 votes
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  10. Notifications issues

    Why can't I change notifications sounds

    16 votes
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  11. Better notification for unread messages

    Could we have a slightly more obvious indicator in the taskbar tray as to unread messages. The current one (a red dot that seems barely larger than one pixel) does not really grab the eye. Perhaps the current icon could get a complete colour change from green to red.

    2 votes
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  12. Message status Notification

    There is no proper way to know that your message is delivered to other person or not and there is not surity that he read your message or not.
    Please add a proper way to know your message status like whatsapp or imo etc or maybe you can a an option when we right clike on skype message here is info to check status of message (Send, delevered and Read )

    5 votes
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  13. Bring back audio and visual notification when someone goes offline with skype desktop!

    The classic Skype version hat a visual and audio notification when someone went online or offline. Now I see you brought back at least the online notification, but can you bring both notifications back when someone goes ONLINE AND also the OFFLINE and also with SOUND?? then the new skype woule be nearly as good as the old one!
    Thanks!

    18 votes
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  14. notification

    If we can customize the notification icon on the task bar(eg: color) for person or group wise will help prioritize the chat.

    as a example if skype is minimize while we are working on important task notification will appear on the task bar might not important (some chat not need to reply immediately) but we have to stop the task and need to check it.

    2 votes
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  15. disable members chats in skype group and only admin can post in skype group.

    I want to disable members of skype group to chat in group. I am the admin of group. I post projects details in that group and just want that only me can post in group and not other members can do this. Is this possible?

    18 votes
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  16. Out of office for Skype

    Out of office for Skype - you set up a time to set your status automatically to away (lunch hour, vacation, etc)

    2 votes
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  17. 56 votes
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  18. Make *all* Skype Icons orange when there are unread messages.

    By all I mean in taskbar, but also on desktop, and in the Start menu...
    - The way skype is now, it's really easy to miss a notification.
    - If it also turned all icons orange, one would notice much easier.

    4 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 3 votes
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