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  1. Ability to create custom contact lists

    The ability to group contacts in custom lists such "Friends", "Family" etc, and be able to show those within the app.

    401 votes
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    75 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request. We have thought this through and due to other high priority engineering that the product needs we decided to prioritize other user-requested items for now. Please keep continue supporting this Idea and we will review it again later. I’ll let you know if anything changes.

    - Petr

  2. Show local time for contacts

    I would be nice to see contacts local time, especial for Countries with different time zones Read: USA Canada Australia ………..and the fact that DTS are on different dates in different part of the world, would make it even more useful .

    200 votes
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  3. 116 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. All contacts in Contacts tab are already in alphabetical order. The Chat tab is a chronological list based on activity. It can be sorted either by unread messages first or by last activity first.
    - Petr

  4. Organizing contacts the way we want in Favorites &, then, Skype keeping contacts in alphabetical order, like before. No suggestions, please.

    Let us be able to organize contacts the way we could in V7, especially with "Favorites". I have six in "Favorites" and I love being able to organize them from top to bottom, with who I need to talk to the most. Someone special is at the top and I'd like them to stay there, above anything, including suggestions. On Skype V8, Skype's suggestions were at the top and "Favorites" were underneath and not how we organized them, either, but all out of order. How it was organized in V7 was perfect. Thank you.

    92 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    We hear you  ·  Paul responded

    We will not force you to see Suggestions in your Contact list soon…

  5. Allow to delete contacts without having to search through the entire contact list on Skype for iOS

    Allow to delete contacts without having to search through the entire contact list on Skype for iOS. Its soooo annoying having to search through my entire contact list to have to delete a contact instead of just being able to delete them from their open conversation tab. This problem only exists on the Mac versions of skype from my experience, so just change it asap thanks.

    60 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Paul responded

    If you tap on the conversation header, there should be an option to delete the contact there (unless the contact is a contact from your phone/device, in which case you will need to delete the contact off of your phone first). Is this what you are looking for?

  6. Support right click options

    Be able to quickly call, chat. delete my contact by right clicking on them.

    59 votes
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  7. Contact organisation and account

    Contact management in Skype is disastrous. We understand nothing, we should merge the accounts Skype and Microsoft to avoid confusion. There should also be more options to manage your contacts. The Address Book allows you to merge the entries and Skype ignores these merges and displays each entry.

    46 votes
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  8. outlook contacts

    option to show outlook contacts, search and dial them needs to be implemented (currently missing from 8.28). This functionality is implemented in Skype Classic and works just fine.

    40 votes
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  9. Contacts.

    CONTACTS.
    Version 8 Skype is most unpleasant to use. It does not show contacts who are online and NOT ACTIVE but are available to call.
    Make Skype so that I can see who is AVAILABLE to call because they are online but not busy.

    39 votes
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  10. how do I get back separate windows please?

    how do I get back separate contact windows please?

    39 votes
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  11. multiple delete contacts

    Allow us to delete multiple contacts instead of having to click on their profile, remove contact, and then click on remove contact again for confirmation. A simple "Edit" button that will allow us to use a checkbox to multi-select would be great.

    37 votes
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  12. Display 'Active' contacts automatically on loading

    Allow users to configure what appears upon loading the app e.g. 'Chats' seems to be the default view but I would rather my active contacts appeared instead.

    34 votes
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  13. Skype 8 - can't update contacts

    Skype 8 Error - cannot see anywhere to update a contact.
    Can't modify a contact - can't add a new contact number for an existing contact.
    Unless I am totally going bonkers !!!!

    34 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Paul responded

    You’ll be able to add phone numbers to existing contacts soon! Thanks for your feedback.

  14. CONTACT SHARING

    DO NOT SHARE USERS CONTACTS WITH OTHER USERS ... create a privacy setting that does not allow other users to see your contact list. It is 2019! It is a breach of privacy ...

    32 votes
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  15. contact list

    I have a few names in my contact list that are dead. How do I delete their names?

    31 votes
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  16. Suggestion of contacts depending on mutual contacts is violation of privacy and my confidentiality of contacts

    I don't like the new feature of suggesting mutual contacts to be added. I have some contacts which I don't want to let other people on my Skype to know. But this feature shows the list of all my contact to other contact as suggestion that you have one mutual contact. This is not good as per my privacy. There should be some option to handle and control this if I want to share my contact details with other contacts or not. For example in my skype I have added my clients as well as my employees. But I want…

    29 votes
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  17. Delete Blocked Contact List

    I don't want to see who I blocked so can I permanently delete those blocked contacts

    27 votes
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  18. Update Skype Contacts from Outlook

    Both outlook and skype use contact lists for phone nos, yet you cannot import or update skype from outlook !! I would expect this to be seamless and easy, yet you cannot do it. I have seen this request numerous times so if Microsoft has customers first, WHY ?????

    26 votes
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  19. Make it available to DELETE UNWANTED CONTACTS FOR INVITE.

    Allow deletion of ANY unwanted contacts.

    23 votes
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  20. editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    23 votes
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