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  1. listen to the people

    well I've seen so many complaints about the emoji's not staying animated and yet you won't fix it. May I ask why? we have the CPU power so ?

    11 votes
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  2. Exact Expression in Search

    Search seems to have become worse than the previous versions of Skype.

    Now, it doesn't find exact expressions anymore, but instead will find messages containing any of the words I typed in the Search box.

    Please give us an option to choose how we want Search to behave.

    13 votes
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  3. 10 years of my CONTACTS LISTS are gone

    10 years of my CONTACTS LISTS are gone with your forceful update to the latest version. Either you would have allowed o use classic version that has the list feature or not forced to new version. As the result, my business has come to a standstill and I am back to square 0. Now would you take responsibility for this loss? WHY CANT SUCH A BASIC LIST FEATURE NOT BE ADDED IN THE NEW VERSION.

    FRANKLY, I FEEL LIKE COMMITTING SUICIDE. And you will be responsible for my DEATH. I mean what I said.

    19 votes
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  4. Turn off Push Notifications

    I hate the new Skype 8 version which is forced on people. Please at least allow people to turn off annoying push notifications but leave Skype changing colors on taskbar to know when I receive a message.

    16 votes
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  5. Skype on Android should show unread message indicator

    All my other messaging apps show a numeric overlay indicating how many unread messages are awaiting me.

    Except Skype.

    Which means I often miss, or delay responding to messages from family or friends.

    This means I trust and rely upon Skype less than my other messaging apps, and use them more.

    PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP

    7 votes
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  6. 13 votes
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  7. remmeber password

    I'm tired of having to log in every time, return the old feature of remember username & password

    If not possible, allow us to use old skype classic without forcing us to upgrade to this new one (I hate it so much! but can life with it if at least could remember username & password)

    9 votes
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  8. Be able to delete chat, you can never be safe enough

    I would like to be able to delete my messages as I want my chat private and no let the scammers take advantage of my posts

    5 votes
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  9. 8 votes
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  10. Better you add acc deleting option

    Your skype Not Contain Account deleting Option Better You Add That For Better Usage And For Improvement OF Skype Hope You Understant What I Mean

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Account  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there. Thanks for your feedback. There is a way how to permanently delete your Skype account of course. Just follow the steps here: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all..

    However, if you will delete your Skype account, you will also delete your Microsoft account and you’ll no longer be able to sign in to other Microsoft consumer products or services such as Outlook.com, Office Online, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Windows.

    - Petr

  11. just update security on old skype

    yeah old skype has horrible security flaws and loopholes but this new update is just complete TRASH so instead of ruining it for everyone jsut update the old one

    38 votes
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  12. redesign the whole thing, it's awful (Skype version 8.38.76.114)

    pay attention to ALL the THOUSANDS of users complaining about new skype 'preview' (whatever that is supposed to mean!).

    it really is RUBBISH!

    38 votes
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  13. Screen Footprint

    The "new format" has Far too big a footprint on my screen & there does't seem to be any way to make it smaller. Want to have a "compact" vesion - About the same size as before.

    19 votes
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  14. Please bring back sound notifications for new messages in the current open chat. I am visually impaired person and I use screen reader to

    Please bring back sound notifications for new messages in the current open chat. I am visually impaired person and I use screen reader to work with the Skype. Wile ordinary people can see the new messages in the open chat straight after they come up, the low vision/blind users need to scroll up through the chat window in order to read new message. Consequently it is very easy to miss the new message in the current conversation. For example, while I am typing, a new message arrives but, without sound notification, I am unable to figure it out and only…

    29 votes
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  15. We want Old Version Options in this new Update

    Can you add in the audio video Section... the option - to share video with your contacts "Yes" or "No" option like the old Skype versions had

    39 votes
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  16. Current version of skype says how many mutual contacts I have with a person. How about telling who those mutual contacts are.

    Current version of skype says how many mutual contacts I have with a person. How about telling who those mutual contacts are.

    11 votes
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  17. Don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat

    Please, don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat! This is annoying!!!

    When I close an image, I expect to go back to chat window, instead, skype is being minimized to tray.

    17 votes
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  18. Copying the message/quote from one's windows and pasting it as *Quote Paste* instead of the plain message

    In older Skype versions, we had option of pasting a message from one window to other as Paste as a Quote. Which is missing in this latest version of Skype.

    Consider it in the updated version.

    9 votes
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  19. 6 votes
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  20. Disable call window

    I have two monitors. I absolutely do not need the popup view of the person I am calling. It gets in the way and the person I am talking to already has an entire monitor dedicated to them. If I close it, click on Skype, then click off IT COMES BACK. The old version didn't do that. If you're going to force me to upgrade my version against my will after I opted-out of automatic updates then AT LEASE UPDATE ME TO A VERSION THAT ISN'T WORSE THAN THE OLD ONE.

    8 votes
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