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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Downloading files shouldn't overwrite existing ones

    Skype is overwriting existing files when the name matches instead of creating a new one with another name. If I want to access to the old file I have to delete it and download it again (if it stills available).

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there, thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry if some of your files were overwritten. I will share your feedback with Product Team. Meanwhile you can go to Settings – Messaging and set Auto-download to off to make sure it won’t happen again.

    - Petr

  3. Display both Skype Real Name and Custom Name

    Since we can easily change custom skype names, I think it is more useful to display skype real name of the user too, to avoid confusions.

    11 votes
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  4. please add a button to automatically disable the use of the camera.. i've been through cancer & NEED to control who sees me & when

    please add in the buttons controlling front/back camera, the ability to turn all cameras OFF. I've been through chemo/radiation and need the ability to turn off the camera when I am very sick.

    13 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thank you for your feedback. You can always choose to make an audio call only or answer the call as an audio call. Video calling is optional. Check out these links, you might find it helpful.

    - Petr

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/fa10613/how-do-i-make-a-call-in-skype

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34859/how-do-i-answer-a-skype-call

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34858/what-can-i-do-during-a-skype-call#Audio%20settings

  5. Desktop API for Skype 8

    I have a Plantronics .Audio 628 Skype certified Headset that has inline controls particularly an Answer/End Call button that use the Plantronics Hub program to make it work. That program uses Desktop API which is available in Classic Skype.

    Unfortunately Desktop API seems to be ABSENT in Skype 8.

    I would like to have the answer/end call buttons to work with Skype 8 so I could answer or end calls faster. So please bring Desktop API to Skype 8

    35 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    We hear you  ·  Cagla at Skype responded

    Thank you for your feedback. We already support some human interface device (HID) commands on our Universal Windows Platform Skype app. Our current support includes end call, mute/unmute your mic, and increase/decrease volume.
    You can install our UWP app from the Windows Store app.

  6. Get rid of Cortatna!

    Imagine a product where useless clippy like "AI" didn't get in the way of you messages. I know it's hard to imagine, but bear with me. You could have a clean simple interface to type in, that wasn't cluttered with fucktard emoticon suggestions. You'd sit down to type, and that's it! Gone are the days of repeatedly clicking on some ****** feedback thing telling it how useless it is, repeatedly with no seeming effect, repeatedly and also repeatedly.

    5 votes
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  7. Username Profile Adress

    Please, give us the possibility to share our profile like Telegram. For instance :

    https://skype.me/"Username"

    10 votes
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  8. 7 votes
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  9. Being able to recover Skype-ID from earlier Skype-account

    Being able to keep old Skype-ID from earlier Skype account to keep all contacts list & be visible to my earlier Skype contacts instead of getting a new one automatically assigned by MS resulting in all contacts lost & not being visible to my previous friends, family, colleagues ....

    7 votes
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  10. enable the old system with a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame

    enable the old system for a profile photo where you could shrink or stretch it to fit in the window and please use the old square frame which was much better than the present stupid fixed size circle where the photo has to be adjusted on the profilers PC before using.

    7 votes
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  11. The new feature I would suggest is that people can actually CREATE and LOGIN to a ******* ACCOUNT!

    Holy ****! I've been trying to make an account on Skype for YEARS now. How about letting people sign up?!

    2 votes
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  12. Caller ID

    Caller ID doesn't work properly. For me it shows USA number to my receiver. But I live in bangladesh.

    7 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. embolden text for people with bad eyesight

    it wpuld be helpful to have texg in bold for oldies like me with poor egtesight

    1 vote
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  16. 5 votes
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  17. Skype help Team to be more active

    Skype charged me for the connection fees from Greece to Jakarta,then it disconnected. It happen very often and did not know what to do. Till I find this page. This is easy to reach. We hope there is Skype help team which is as easy as this m hoping I could get help from this page. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  18. I’m stolen the phone and I can’t change my Skype password.

    I’m stolen the phone and I can’t change my Skype password. I added my mail and I need to wait two months when you check it. To change the my.

    I need to change it now. I spent 1 day but didn't find contact email

    2 votes
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  19. refund credits at anytime

    refund my money at anytime

    1 vote
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  20. Add setting to use external browser on mobile

    Please provide a setting that lets users open all links in their default browser/designated app on mobile Skype. I want the functionality of the default app (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, chrome, etc) when I open links. It's cumbersome to have to click 'open in browser' for each and every link, when it should be a setting users are able to change for all links.

    The Gmail app has this feature. It's a check box that says 'open links in Gmail' that users can uncheck. Please implement something similar for the Skype mobile app.

    7 votes
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