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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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  2. Inablility to change skype name makes it impossible to become anonymous.

    Even when an alias email is created the skype name remains the same and you are therefore unable to go anonymous if the skype name generated for you is your real name, wich is the case for many ppl." first.last@email.com" might give you "live:first.last" as a skype name for example. I want to be able to change my skype name or hide it on my alias email.

    8 votes
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  3. removing old skype names

    Years ago I signed my daughter up for a skype account so she could speak to her grandparents. As she was quite young at the time I signed her up using my email. Fast forward a number of years and her skype name is now it seems forever linked to my Microsoft account. Now that Microsoft has bought skype it seems that every time I try to log into skype using my Microsoft account it brings up my daughters skype account not mine. The only way I can sign into my account is with my user name and not my…

    5 votes
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  4. Have skype classic back for web!

    I'd love to have the old Skype Classic back from 2016. It's look nice even on the web as 2020 Skype isn't my favourite! 2016 Skype is my fave

    Vote if you'd love to have 2016 back in action

    5 votes
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  5. Ability to schedule (or delay) messages for those who are presenting or unavailable to deliver IM as soon as they are again available.

    Ability to schedule (or delay) messages for those who are presenting or unavailable to deliver IM as soon as they are again available.

    5 votes
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  6. Skype should never change the status to Active now on its own!!!

    Every time I sign in to Skype after a reboot it changes my status from Away (which I set manually before quitting Skype) to Active now! It's a completely illogical behavior which ruins the product for me

    8 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. 5 votes
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  9. BRING BACK SPELL CHECK + add translator and a grammar option


    • Please bring back spell check but also option to turn it off

    • add a grammar option or even a option to turn it off and on !!

    • improve auto correct

    202 votes
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  10. Merging Skype accounts

    It is essential to be able to merge Skype accounts AND to be able to change a Skype name. Two accounts with the same Skype name could be merge automatically after security questions.

    12 votes
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  11. Deleting messages

    I would like to be able to delete old and obsolete messages. I must have about 10 yrs now to delete.

    14 votes
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  12. Shrug emoji!!

    Shrug emoji: We desperately need a shrug emoji added to the skype messaging platform. I often find the desire to express myself when at a loss for words, via a shrug. I think we would all enjoy watching a little emoji's shoulders shrug.

    4 votes
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  13. Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon .

    Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon

    6 votes
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  14. 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!

    16 votes
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  15. Simultaneous screen mirroring in desktop with camera in video call

    Add the ability to share app windows (e. g., PowerPoint or a Microsoft edge tab open in my pc) simultaneously with camera in splitted screen to guide someone in video call.

    5 votes
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  16. changing skype usernames

    The ability to change skype usernames or delete the account only and not the microsoft account

    5 votes
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  17. Link correct Skype account with Microsoft account

    Allow linking original Skype (pre-Microsoft) with Microsoft account. I have a duplicate Skype account that I do not use linked to my MS account. I would very much like to link my correct Skype to my correct MS account. Add Skype account and replace. Doesn't have to delete, but should unlink.

    Also be able to change pre-MS Skype Name.

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

    25 votes
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  19. 11 votes
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  20. Sorting contacts by groups

    In the classic version of Skype, I had different groups in my contacts: WORK, SCHOOL, FRIENDS, and so on.
    In the new Skype, all contacts are combined into one common group.
    You can add the ability to sort contacts by groups as in the classic version ?

    7 votes
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