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  1. "See who reacted.." for 1 to 1 chat

    Current behavior:
    it is possible to see message "See who reacted with emotion..." in the chat with only 1 person
    Expected Behavior:
    I am definitely aware who reacted in chat with only 1 person

    1 vote
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  2. Skype

    Happy

    1 vote
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  3. don't charge another connection fee every new minute...

    Do not charge a connection fee for every minute a call is connected. That is a gratuitous and sneaky way to make more money that does not seem to be very obvious. In some cases, this triples the cost of a call!
    A connection fee is to connect a call. Once it is connected, there should be no reason to continue charging this extra rate.

    1 vote
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  4. Yu should make opptional backrounds for when you are texting so you can accualt look at somethin

    Make a background for the Skype texting screen so it is not boring

    1 vote
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  5. Skype for Android needs split-screen support

    With phones getting bigger, and now folding phones and phones with 2 displays, Skype for Android NEEDS to finally add split-screen support! Every other major messaging app supports split-screen on Android...

    12 votes
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  6. skype video recorder for windows10 please

    free video recorder windows10 for skype

    3 votes
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  7. leave a personal written message to a friend if they call while you are not in. This would be good to let them know when you could accept

    I would like to be able to leave a personal written message to a friend who called while I am not home to let them know when I could accept their call. There could be a general message for everyone saying you will return in X number of minutes or hours/.and a personal message for certain friends giving more details.

    3 votes
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  8. Keyboard Shortcuts

    Please put back the keyboard shortcuts!

    30 votes
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  9. Sub Chats

    Smaller chats for different topics under the main chat

    2 votes
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  10. Please make it so I can watch my old video chats cause I have some emotional things I need to have that I never recorded

    Please make it so I can watch my old video chats cause I have some emotional things I need to have that I never recorded

    2 votes
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  11. Is there a way to stop all these spam / fake profiles that keep trying to add / message you lately?

    Make a way to stop all these spam messages and fake accounts from adding you. When a profile has been reported for abuse / spam a few times delete the profile. Perhaps stop them making multiple accounts.

    6 votes
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  12. Hire a real interface designer. Your product sucks

    I only use it because it's those around me require it. But it's painful and I tell others not to use it. It would be nice if it didn't suck.

    6 votes
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  13. логин сделайте нормальный,не закарючки ваши

    логин сделайте нормальный,не закарючки ваши.

    3 votes
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  14. Please create a chair spin emoji

    To celebrate office success!

    2 votes
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  15. Search feature

    Skype used to have feature to search for people by gender, country etc. Bring that back please

    2 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    23 votes
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  18. Export entire lifespan of conversation, with dates, names, times, image previews

    Wouldn't it be great to select all in a conversation history with someone, copy and paste it, and everything pasted , the ENTIRE chat, plus dates names and times, AND image/link previews?

    30 votes
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  19. Racially diverse Emojis

    To whom it may concern,

    I would appreciate if you could implement racially diverse emojis, as currently the only option is Caucasian.

    Thank you

    11 votes
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  20. Recently Active Status

    Hi... Wondering when we will have the ability to set the time duration of when the users Status changes from "Active" to the new "Recently Active"? Currently I understand it switches after only 3 minutes, which is way too short from my perspective. Thanks!

    14 votes
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