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  1. is it possible to keep 2 separate the features of mic mute and removing participant from call features may be this separation can also help

    Skype call, there is a drawback where in anyone can remove a participant in a group call and also mute other participant,
    both mic mute and removing a participant are onthe same tab and side by side

    can these 2 features be separated
    also in future only the call initiator should have the right to remove any participant and with prior information in chat.
    Basically the feature to remove a participant by any one is disturbing when a call is ON.
    students play around with this feature.
    regards and thanks

    3 votes
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  2. add way to mark and clear unwanted chats

    add way to mark and clear unwanted chats

    5 votes
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  3. The Account Page

    I got confused as I did not know that a Skype # was different from a calling subscription. I would suggest you list them on the original account page as such as opposed to the Skype # as a feature. Navigating to find out they are 2 different charges is not obvious. Name them as 2 different subscriptions on the original account page. Or list the Skype # as a PURCHASED OPTION.

    1 vote
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  4. Primary email designation

    It would be helpful to add an email address and designate it as primary with a check mark or a primary and secondary field. Instead of logging out, clearing history, etc. Just add email address and select as primary. Delete email address would be helpful as well.

    2 votes
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  5. skype stereo

    You should develop a stereo skype , not only for music but surely for video conferencing: the stereo put space in the sound. The human brain will then figure out where people are located. So it will create more space and video conferencing will be much better because it will give the impression that people are sitting around a table depending on the pan where they are associated.

    1 vote
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  6. Screen sharing

    Screen and application sharing is not very user friendly. I have had to do many test-runs to check that it is working when I have wanted to share a presentation with others.

    IT needs to be much more intuitive and also needs to be less clunky especially if the bandwidth is low. Competitors such as Zoom manage to do it so suggest Skype do it too if you want to keep the business!

    4 votes
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  7. All Calendar Sync with Skype Notification

    If Skype could allow a feature to sync calendars from different mailboxes - It would be amazing

    Most of Skype users have Skype installed on Phone - But not all Email Mailboxes setup on Phone - because its annoying to receive 1000s of mails each day and tedious to go through them.
    But the one thing thats important to all is Calendar from all Emails (Personal, Work etc)

    Getting notified in advance about any calendar event without having to have all mailboxes setup on Phone - Nothing better than that !!

    1 vote
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  8. Custom Skype Name

    Let user create skype name (skype id) by their choice.

    6 votes
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  9. Two skype accounts associated with the same phone number

    I have my phone number as a primary sign in for my skype account, but recently i created a new account through my email and provided the same phone number, thinking the accounts will get merged, but a new account got made and my previous account (as phone no was primary sign in method) got replaced by the new account. Lost all my contacts and chats and cant sign in to the original account as the login method for both is the same now. So adding the number should have given me the message that this number is already associated…

    1 vote
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  10. Option to pay to save unlimited recordings of videos. Is this a thing? Would love to recover some of my recorded videos that were lost

    Option to pay to save unlimited # of recordings of videos. Is this a thing? Ability to recover old videos

    1 vote
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. emoticon

    as many people are working from home now, they usually deal with power cuts. so it would be good to have an emoticon that says power is out.

    2 votes
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  13. There should be an obvious way to save snapshots taken during a session.

    There should be an obvious way to save snapshots taken during a session.

    2 votes
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  14. quote image

    Hi Team,

    Many times we write our note or required sentences in image itself and we send that image to the group. Later on we need to quote the image but we can't because we don't have this option yet. So we need to quote the text just below of the image which is irrelevant to the image results in confusion in the conversation.

    I request you to add this feature in the next update. It will help a lot of people out there.

    Thank you

    Regards,

    Raghaw

    2 votes
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  15. Option to change the ringtone to custom

    You should be able to have your own custom ringtone on which you could download, and skype should have some of their own ringtones too

    5 votes
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  16. Virtual camera working in all updates (Wirecast)

    Since new 8.60 update virtual cameras are not recognized in Skype: Is too bad for working properly when you teach music, or for making video streaming in YouTube.

    Thanks

    2 votes
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  17. Phoning from Skype using WIFI

    Why not try Phoning from skype using Wifi to frineds and Family as not everybody has Data or Airtime sometimes but Wifi at home.

    1 vote
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  18. A place to check for Skype updates "any time"

    A place within the "Settings" options to be able to check for updates any time.

    3 votes
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  19. call window in the middle of the screen by default

    I'm using a desktop. Please let the call window appear in the middle of the screen by default, just under my laptop's camera.

    It's a hassle to keep dragging the small call window to the middle every time.

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