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  1. Why image close X is coming Left ?

    when opening any photo/image in skype, closing X sign is in left.

    Please make it right, as all other application of windows anMicrosoftft, all Close X coming in the top right only.

    than why skype X is coming in left ?

    All time confusing and shutting down Skype by mistake.

    11 votes
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  2. THERE NEEDS TO BE A CALL OPTION VERIFICATION FOR CALLER ID SMS DOES NOT WORK WITH EVERY SERVICE PROVIDER.

    The Caller ID change option needs have a call option since SMS does not work with every provider. This is something every other service provider has long figured out eg. Whatsapp etc.. I understand you are Microsoft and always about ten years behind the eight ball but add this standard feature!

    8 votes
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  3. Save preferred window layout on closure.

    I like to have active contacts displayed, and I have to set this up every time I start Skype. Why be so awkward?

    11 votes
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  4. Bring back the possibility of chat settings! In earlier version one could set the time for for how long a chat log was kept. This is no long

    Bring back the possibility of chat settings! In earlier versions one could set the time for how long a chat log was kept. This is no longer available.
    Why make changes all the time and remove well working functions from earlier versions? Really annoying!

    18 votes
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  5. Unify version numbering on Skype 8 and Skype for Windows 10

    Now we have basically same Skype but two version numbering: Skype Desktop also know as Skype 8 and Skype for Windows 10 also know as Skype 14.

    Please, unify version numbering to same so it's easy for customers to choose the right one. For example Skype 14 would be same as Skype 8.

    Then it would be just Skype 8 beside Skype for Windows 10.

    12 votes
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  6. An automatic push button on skype, that permanently deletes your skype account

    For people who just don't use skype anymore. Haven't you always wanted to delete your skype account permanently, but don't want to go through all the steps. Save time with with a push of a button. A permanent delete your skpe button.

    19 votes
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  7. Add a record option for audio (Skype to Skype/Mobile) and video and other recording features/options

    Add a record option for audio and video both sides of the conversation or the option for one side only

    84 votes
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  8. Connect calls if two people are attempting to call each other at the same time

    Often I'll be in situations where I'm trying to call someone at the same time they're trying to call me.

    Currently, the result is that they never see my incoming call because they are in the middle of the outbound call experience and vice versa. We usually have to just stop and IM about who is going to call who before we can actually get connected.

    Instead, I'd suggest handling calls as a 2-person meeting. When I called a friend, a "meeting" would be created. Then if they tried to call me at the same time, they'd simply join the…

    12 votes
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  9. When a video call fails or goes unanswered, automatically suggest that the user leave a Video Message.

    When a video call fails or can't be connected, automatically route users to the Video Message experience so they can record and send a video message.

    9 votes
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  10. Allow free SMS via carrier SMS -> Email gateways

    Most cell carriers have an SMS -> Email gateway. This allows messages to be sent for free via email to any SMS number. This would be an alternative to requiring a cellular account to send SMS messages as they could be sent from the Skype network via an outbound email gateway. Also, it would eliminate the ludicrous 11¢ per message charge for outbound SMS with Skype credit. Google manages to support it via Google Talk for free so why can't Skype?

    24 votes
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  11. bring back password

    what happened to having to sign on AND use a password to get on skype. that way there is more security. We want that back.

    14 votes
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  12. Remove the silent merge of Skype-Microsoft accounts

    Nobody really likes things happening without consent, nor the fact you're unable to un-merge accounts.

    32 votes
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  13. 187 votes
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  14. Message status

    Message from someone only pops up briefly. It will be very very helpful to show an unread message outstanding on the skype icon. This used to be a feature, what happened???

    7 votes
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  15. Keep Active Now selected

    When I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now (to display only the currently active contacts), I want that selection to be preserved even if I select another tab and come back to the Contacts tab. Example, I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now. Then I go to the Chats tab. When I select the Contacts tab again, it should display my previously selected choice, eg only the ones that are Active Now. Currently it defaults to All every time I go back to the Contacts tab. That is not what most people want. Most…

    15 votes
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  16. Given multi-device use, support screen sharing on one instance while voice chatting on another

    I find myself frequently in scenarios where I'm having a conversation on a speaker (e.g. Invoke) or mobile phone but want to share my screen or receive a shared screen on another device (say my computer, tablet, or xbox). Essentially I have multiple devices running skype and want some easy configurability on how I use it (audio channels on device, screenshare another, etc).

    The screen sharing out to others, shouldn't be a big deal UI wise since I should just be able to click to share the screen (but don't see this option unless I'm in an active audio/video session…

    9 votes
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  17. deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    20 votes
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  18. Please give an option to delete groups

    we are unable to delete groups. If you give option to delete group it will be helpful

    9 votes
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  19. Hi! I'd like to have a pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    Pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    It should stay active till I find that chat.

    5 votes
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  20. Subscription limitations

    The subscription is limited for one time purchase, let suppose that I purchase one subscription for a month, and that subscription is finished before the time period, then i am not able to purchase the same subscription for the second time, it must be changed, so that the customer can purchase the same subscription for 2nd or even 3rd time.

    9 votes
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