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  1. how to use video camera

    an explanation somewhere on how to make a video call properly

    3 votes
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  2. Timer to delete private messages

    Have options to delete private messages after they have been seen, with options for incremental amounts of time for it to be viewed

    7 votes
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  3. Separate Audio for each NDI video output

    For the NDI feature what we expect is that Skype creates an NDI video feed per participant (currently this works perfectly) and an audio feed per participant. What's happening is that we are getting audio from all participants in each and every NDI audio feed as a mix. We want it separate so we can have independent control of these camera/audio sources because sometime you need to adjust the audio for someone who is quite or visa versa.

    98 votes
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  4. Enable quoting more messages

    If I'm quoting a message and click 'Quote' on another message, than the message being quoted is replaced with the clicked one. I'd like to be able quote more messages at once in a single message.

    12 votes
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  5. Display both Skype Real Name and Custom Name

    Since we can easily change custom skype names, I think it is more useful to display skype real name of the user too, to avoid confusions.

    18 votes
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  6. delete others messages

    you can delete the partner who is sending to you message it would be so great!

    10 votes
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  7. Window Sizes!

    Where is the problem to set the maximum width of the window to a smaller amount and resize the buttons automatically. This is on of the biggest points why people didn't want to change from Skype7 to Skype8 but you st***d developers has nothing else to do except making the application usable with the finger on a touch screen!

    NOT EVERY ONE USES A TOUCH SCREEN ON WINDOWS 10 !

    THERE ARE people outside who wants to use Skype but use a mouse as they did the last 20 years!

    Where is the problem to make a small "sidebar" mode…

    14 votes
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  8. 6 votes
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  9. 8 votes
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  10. Auto start disable

    Give us the ability to not have Skype run at startup again. You leave us with Uninstall as the only option. Nice work.

    4 votes
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  11. add on Skype the feature that tells how many times my profile was viewed . Thank you

    add on Skype the feature that tells how many times my profile was viewed . Thank you

    7 votes
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  12. Video call Bandwidth

    When a person bought a new webcam such as Logitech Brio, 930e etc, the video call experience is not as great as it supposed to be due to some kind of bandwidth limitations in the current skype versions even though the users have a great internet bandwidth to spare.

    1080p video call still does not use much bandwidth today. It will be a nice idea to integrate options to choose how much bandwidth the users are willing to give.

    living in year 2019 now, 4k video calling can be a step ahead compared to other competitive well-known video calling softwares…

    8 votes
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  13. There should be a setting to disable snapshots. Snapshots should not be allowed without the other party consent

    There should be a setting to disable snapshots. Snapshots should not be allowed without the other party consent

    9 votes
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  14. Allow me to remove Cortana Completely from Skype.

    If I wanted to use Cortana and let MS have all my data and have my privacy invaded, I wouldn't be running an out-dated windows 7 and STILL using Linux on my other computer. I'd pay 10 bucks for Skype, I've seen plenty of ads on Skype, I won't pay my privacy too so you can call it "Free".

    14 votes
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  15. Hide Skype icon in macOS menu bar

    On macOS, add ability to hide the Skype icon from the top menu bar.

    12 votes
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  16. Bring back lost features


    1. Allow Alt+0xxx codes in font (which must be unicode as chars may be pasted).

    2. Allow dictionaries to be updated (as they have errors and I have specialist words).

    3. Allow multiple windows.

    Having promulgated the Microsoft message for many years as a programmer in a sea of Linux and iOS developers I do feel very let down by the evidence here. I am a firm believer in 'first derivatives' - that is "It's not where you are that matters but the direction you are going".
    In this respect Microsoft are doing badly.
    As with many Microsoft users; I have a mature…

    9 votes
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  17. delete old searches

    have the facility to clear contacts that appear in searches no longer needed

    12 votes
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  18. notifications

    Please bring back the option to have the call audio coming from a headset and messages notifications coming from a speaker. It is not all day I am wearing a headset so it i would need to check my pc from time to time just to check.

    6 votes
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  19. Bring Back Old Menus Across Screen with Settings

    I don't like the way the Settings menu in the new version of Skype I just downloaded is hidden under the "More" 3 dots menu and the Privacy menu is hidden under several sub-menus. Many options in the previous menu are no longer available, especially privacy-related ones. Is this a deliberate attempt to mine more of people's data, especially as happened with Windows 10? Please bring back the OLD SKYPE with the OLD Settings on MENUS GOING ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SCREEN, accessible with only one or two mouse clicks, like I grew up using! The only new feature…

    18 votes
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  20. Signing In

    Please bring back the drop down menu displaying ones accounts so we don't have to keep typing out our Skype name before inputting the password. If I sign out it will only be to switch accounts so 'remembering that account' is useless. We used to be able to choose our accounts from a drop down menu.

    12 votes
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