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  1. Virtual Background like one can do on Zoom Meeting

    ability to use Virtual Backgrounds like one can do on Zoom Meeting

    28 votes
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  2. Unlink Microsoft Account from Skype account

    When I got my laptop and signed in with my Microsoft Account for the first time, Microsoft decided to automatically create a Skype account which I didn't want and I can't delete it without deleting my Microsoft Account. And I can't unlink my Skype Account.

    45 votes
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  3. Skype classic mode

    I would suggest a setting called 'Skype Classic Mode'. The 'Skype Classic Mode' should have the old logo, textures and sounds

    11 votes
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  4. 11 votes
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  5. enable" delete chat history"

    enable" delete chat history"

    30 votes
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  6. give us a skype update for old version Ipad IOS 9.3.5 . We need this badly for our children at home for school due to CORONAVIRUS

    give us a skype update for old version Ipad IOS 9.3.5 . We need this badly for our children at home for school due to CORONAVIRUS

    15 votes
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  7. HOW TO REMOVE ANY CALL HISTORY? and conversations. Removing one at a time is very difficult

    HOW TO REMOVE ANY CALL HISTORY IN 2020? and conversations. Removing one at a time is very difficult
    I just want to clean my skype, how is it even possible to do this ??? NOT ONE CONTACT

    8 votes
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  8. ringtone changing option

    hello sir i am suggesting you to add change ringtone feature on desktop app i could not find any ringtone option

    8 votes
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  9. skype meet now everyone can kick each other

    in skype meet now everyone can kick eachohter even the admin! bring a setting to this

    10 votes
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  10. changing background

    how to change background

    7 votes
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  11. how to delete all recent chats on Skype with ONE click

    how to delete all recent chats on Skype with one click

    8 votes
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  12. 6 votes
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  13. Add the recognition of green screen or any color to make the change background more professional, zoom has that option,

    Add the recognition of green screen or any color to make the change background more professional, zoom has that option, only for that reason I will continue to use zoom, the rest is very good

    6 votes
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  14. Flip/Mirror the Camera

    Like in older versions, give an option to flip the screen Horizontally and Vertically. Though you could chalk up this issue to what webcam your using, I am unable to change my webcam setting and therefore am unable to use video call without everything being reversed. Be a lot easier if I could just click off a box and flip how I need to.

    9 votes
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  15. Message History

    Auto Delete old messages with options For keeping message history like 30 days, 180 days, 1 year, and forever

    5 votes
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  16. As more and more staff are working from home and can you add change background, on Windows 10

    in previous versions yo were able to change the background in Skype this is no longer possible in windows 10 can this feature be reinstated please

    3 votes
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  17. Enabling control and ring tone


    1. Suggestion to enable control for participants if sharing screens

    2. Change the skype ring tone and dialer tone.

    5 votes
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  18. Vorrei proporre che venisse modificata la possibilità di eliminare partecipanti o mutarli durante il corso di una videochiamata. Grazie.

    Sono uno studente e vorrei proporre che venisse modificata la possibilità di eliminare partecipanti o mutarli durante il corso di una videochiamata. Ciò ostacola gli alunni e i professori nel pieno svolgimento delld loro funzioni. Grazie per la vostra attenzione

    7 votes
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  19. Please add Custom sounds back to skype please

    Please add the custom sounds back please

    7 votes
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  20. push to talk

    U should actually add push to talk or keybinding to mute ur mic while in game or something like this :)

    5 votes
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