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  1. "Read receipts" dedicated for each chat individually

    I propose to have "Read receipts" dedicated for each chat individually instead of switching on/off for all chats from settings

    10 votes
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  2. Unlinking Skype from Microsoft or but transferring to another Microsoft account

    Is it technically impossible to unlink Skype account form Microsoft account, or ist it just an unwillingess of Microsft to do that. Many of us have the same issue and my opinion is that Microsoft is dooing nothing.

    5 votes
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  3. 9 votes
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  4. Please allow personalised voicemail greetings.

    Instead of the default Skype voicemail greeting, it would be much better if you could personalise the greeting before someone leaves a message.

    22 votes
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  5. Add skype to the programs list so I can uninstall it

    i don't want skype, you should let me uninstall it

    69 votes
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  6. Voicemail greeting records

    Voicemail greeting records
    Please allow us to personalise our voicemail its nearly the year 2020 common Skype you serious??
    Here is my case # 1483721637

    16 votes
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  7. "heehee xd" should be added to the Cortana suggestions.

    When Cortana makes its suggestions, "heehee xd" should be a part of it as a reaction to a text of humor or mischief.

    55 votes
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  8. Status switching itself from "Invisible" to "Active"

    Whenever I set my status "Invisible", It occasionally changes to "Active" online status itself. Even I am logged in and while using Skype, status changes to visible. It is really annoying. I want Skype to keep my status preferences and Save it. It is kind of Bug. Please consider this feedback and improve Status Settings!

    14 votes
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  9. Allow for “ringtone” change

    Please allow us to change our Skype “ringtone” to something of our choosing. Let us make changes to what ringtone we want our contacts to have. I have missed numerous calls because I didn’t identify the sound. It isn’t distinct. It does not matter how loud my volume is; I can’t hear the Skype call. I like using classic ringtones and music as ringtones because it’s attention-grabbing and I can assign a specific ringtone to each of my contacts so i am able to identify who is calling without having to look at he phone screen.

    6 votes
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  10. Make it possible to change Skype name

    I recently changed my surname for family reasons so am in the same position re my last name, as anyone who gets married. Microsoft however refuse to let me change my Skype Name even though my Microsoft Account name reflects my new surname. This is not just sexist, it's anti-choice, anti-change and simply anti-human.

    11 votes
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  11. Disable screen sharing

    There shoud be a possibility to disable incoming screen sharing for parental control e.g. to prevent a child from viewing inappropriate content from the opposite computer during a call.

    6 votes
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  12. Changeable ringtones

    I feel that people should be able to change their ringtones for certain contacts. For an example, if I have a friend on Skype, I could set them a custom ringtone so I know if its them calling.

    Also, the ability to set default ringtones for all contacts.

    18 votes
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  13. delinking

    Please allow delinking of the Skype account with my Microsoft account. We did a mistake of using her Skype account with my Microsoft account and now, I cannot use my own skype account.

    8 votes
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  14. Bulk deletion feature for contact list

    I've seen other people posting about this. But I find extraordinary that this feature does not exist.
    If importing contacts in bulk is an option, why deletion is not?

    Who has the time of the day to delete hundreds of contacts, one by one?

    This is not Microsoft standard. I am not sure if they will discontinue this app since it has become worse along the years instead of improving the user experience.

    10 votes
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  15. reinsate subscription

    Please reinstate subscription for unlimited landline and mobile calls for South Africa

    10 votes
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  16. 187 votes
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  17. 4 votes
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  18. money request emoji need

    When we are group of friends join a movie or party, while devid the bill it will be fun to ask money on emoji.

    6 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. be able to backup or download a specific conversation

    be able to backup or download a specific conversation - at the mment it is only all conversations and it is very hard to read

    6 votes
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