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  1. Drag & drop to any Conversation

    In previous versions of Skype, there was a function, where you could drag a file from your computer and send it any previous conversation by dropping it on any of those. now it only drops on the active conversation.

    Please bring it back.

    6 votes
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  2. Add note to contacts

    allow add notes to contact area like in outlook so one can add notes to their contacts or allow for easier integration to outlook 2016

    19 votes
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  3. 9 votes
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  4. Show red and yellow dots

    In the "Active now" section, looks like we can only see the contacts that are active, but not the ones that are on "do not disturb" or "away". Please show all active contacts again

    8 votes
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  5. Add an option to share contacts details

    Add an option to share contacts details

    6 votes
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  6. Make more than one Contact List

    Like the previous version, have the ability to make more than one contact list.

    11 votes
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  7. option to put ringer on mute for incoming calls

    like in the previous Skype version I want the possibility to mute the ringer on a incoming call

    24 votes
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  8. Prevent contact filter reset on tab change

    Current behavior (on desktop)
    - Activate Contacts tab
    - Filter by online (list only online contacts)
    - Go to Chats tab
    - Come back to Contacts tab
    - Filter by online did reset to all
    Expected behavior:
    - Filter remain to online
    - Sort by online contacts instead of filtering

    9 votes
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  9. Align sent messages on the left side when on desktop

    Position sent messages on the left when on desktop version. When on desktop and skype is maximized, having to read left and then right is disturbing, it does make sense on mobile only as the screen is compact and allows easy reading/distinguishing from sent and received messages.

    6 votes
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  10. Allow editing of a “calls , dialpad” keypad entered phone number. I don’t want to delete it all and again. Thankyou

    Allow editing of:
    “calls , dialpad” keypad entered phone number.
    I don’t want to delete it all and again.
    Thankyou

    6 votes
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  11. Please allow me to remove the NEW TOP SECTION of my contacts labeled "Invite People to Skype".

    I will NEVER do this. The last thing I need is to have a bunch of pop-up chats on my skype account. It is very inconvenient to have this list at the TOP of my contacts list. Please allow me to DISABLE it - - OR move it to the BOTTOM of the list.

    17 votes
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  12. make auto-download an option

    I use skype at work and recieve a number of files on a daily basis. It's quickly become tedious to have to manually download every single thing, I would just like the option for skype to automatically download files, images, etc. recieved and be able to designate a folder for it all to go into

    10 votes
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  13. Sane resizing options

    The most common user behaviour when using desktop messengers is to snap them to the side/corner of the screen and make the user list as thin as possible to allow people to keep the user list permanently on top but not take up too much desktop space.

    Right now if you resize the window as thin as possible it's over double the width of the steam messenger. There's simply no need to waste peoples desktop space, most of that area is just white space inside the user list, totally arbitrary restriction that needs to be removed. If you must have…

    10 votes
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  14. Individiaul Timestamps

    While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour,…

    20 votes
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  15. Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.

    Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.
    Add this for group and single message.
    Time display right side or below user name.
    Please check the below screen for more details-
    https://www.screencast.com/t/CkQwHxRo

    19 votes
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  16. new feature "read receipts"

    Hi,
    That "read receipts" feature you just pushed, you know the one that had a bug that took days to fix and we couldn't use the messaging service all that time? Well that is just another new useless feature that's making Skype even more clunky and slow. Why do you actually bother coming up with those stupid ideas and make users' life miserable?!? Why do you feel like you just HAVE to keep POs and stakeholders happy (and busy) by inflicting us all this crap?????? Just keep it simple, fast and accessible and ALL users will praise you for that. …

    7 votes
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  17. Skype shouldn't send IMG data from paste (ctrl+v) without confirmation.

    Skype shouldn't send IMG data from paste (ctrl+v) without confirmation. You don't wanna send to your manager photo of your cat and you don't wanna send to your friend skreenshot of work data accidentally.

    7 votes
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  18. I've been using Skype since 2005 for English tutoring, could we get an invoicing plugin for Skype so I can invoice instantly?

    I'd like to be able to use Skype for my tutoring and then use it to send invoices to my clients using the same account/s. For example, I teach 'Zoe' for 1 hour and charge her $90.00, I'd like something that would allow her to pay by CC or DD through a secure plugin on the Skype app. This would also be able to keep records of session dates and times and invoicing information in the same place. I've been using Skype since 2005 for my business and it's great, I'm very thankful for the app. I think I'm the…

    7 votes
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    We hear you  ·  rorymc121 responded

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your input, we really like this idea and will add it to our new product ideas internally for discussion!

    Many people will find use for this as Skype is often used by teachers and solo entrepreneurs who would find such a feature very useful when running their small business.

    One suggestion I have in the meantime is to try out Skype Money if you haven’t already. You can send and also request money using PayPal directly from Skype, so if your student has PayPal you can use this for payments in the app :)

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34766/what-is-money-and-how-do-i-use-it-in-skype

    Hope this is useful.

    Best,
    Rory

  19. share screen - phantom mouse

    Add option to enable "phantom mouse" when other people click your shared screen.
    when you enable the option, every time someone click the shared screen in the conversation, a "phantom mouse" will appear for few seconds in the location of the click in different color from the actual mouse with the name of the clicker.

    11 votes
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  20. share screen - full screen

    Add back the option to double click for full screen while someone else is sharing his screen, this option was very useful in the old versions of Skype and everyone I talked to missing it.

    29 votes
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