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  1. Add cryptocurrency micropayments to Skype (XRP and others)

    Dear Skype, The age of MicroPayments has come and we need your support. The era of Internet of Value is kocniking at the door. My idea is to implement micropayments in Skype. Allow us to buy SkypeCredits with XRpTipBot , allow us to send micro payments on Skype chat as well.
    Please have a look at http://xrptipbot.com/ and its open API https://www.xrptipbot.com/app/api-spec which is pretty easy to implement.
    XRPtipBot is now available in 40+ languages. It's available for Twitter / Reddit / Discord / Telegram and recently has been added to Microsoft Outlook please visit http://moneymessage.radynamics.com/moneymessage_www/
    What's more it has…

    2,309 votes
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    251 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thanks for sharing this Idea! Cryptocurrency micropayments sounds really cool right :) Like any other leading technology company Microsoft is already testing blockchain.
    Although I don’t have any information about cryptocurrency adoption for Skype or any other MS product, please keep continue supporting this Idea. I will share it with our teams :)
    Note: I’ve edited the title of this Idea little bit so it fits to cryptocurrencies generally ;)

    - Petr

  2. Retain all chat history locally (regardless of the cloud), like Skype 7

    Skype 8 should retain chat history locally in ADDITION to the cloud, which stores only 2 years of it. It not doing this now means that eventually older history will "scroll off" the cloud, gone forever. All history should (optionally) be stored locally, like in earlier versions of Skype.

    And merely letting us export (which Skype 8 also doesn't do for its OWN history, as opposed to Skype 7's history) isn't a sufficient solution, since having a bunch of export files around is hardly an efficient way to find an old message.

    613 votes
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    93 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    We hear you  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    We hear your feedback and are looking into options to make sure you can more easily access your history in Skype.

    In the mean time you can use Export Chat History in settings to export your Skype 7 conversations on your computer. From there you can open the conversations in a browser and search using the browser search command.

  3. 595 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have been listening to your feedback. In 8.33+ you can see all the results found for your message search. No more 20 limit.

    We’re still working on a solution for the 6 months limitation. I’ll post an update when it’s available.
    - Petr

  4. support copy/paste of ANY media type

    It should be possible to copy/paste any media type to or from Skype.

    Skype should provide all possible clipboard formats for data copied from Skype. Ex, If I copy a jpg photo someone sent me, it should be provided to the clipboard in all possible image formats (dib, wmf, gif, png, jpg, tiff, bmp, ...) and if the image contain text, then the output of an OCR of the image should be there as well. The original type is the default.

    When copying data to Skype, a best effort should be made to get that data into the message. As…

    247 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all who voted for this suggestion! We are continuously working to improve the quality and functionality of Skype to meet your needs and really appreciate your support and patience. I’ll let you know if anything changes.
    - Petr

  5. Make Skype a full sms app that can replace or work along side a stock messaging app like WhatsApp does

    Skype could be the best sms app but you need to allow it to especially work on phones and connect to a desktop PC via some web link. Google messenger and whatsapp both have this option why can't Microsoft allow this. Use Microsoft authenticator easy way better than a quarter code.
    Skype has the potential but is slipping behind all the other apps because of the lack of this feature

    205 votes
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  6. BRING BACK SPELL CHECK + add translator and a grammar option

    - Please bring back spell check but also option to turn it off
    - add a grammar option or even a option to turn it off and on !!
    - improve auto correct

    192 votes
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    47 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow to select more than single message

    In Skype 7 I was able to select multiple lines of conversation, copy them and paste. In current Skype 12.1815 I can only select single message. This limitation is annoying and unbelivable...

    153 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability. In the meantime you can right click on a message, click the “Select message” option and pick different messages to copy or forward.
    Thank you for your patience.
    - Petr

  8. Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group. Roles. Chat Commands.

    Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group.
    Its very important for Skype Safety to be able to make a Skype room group Moderated (seems this should be by default). Allow room creator or admin to remove inappropriate messages/links/files/pics of group members. Admin/Creator should be able to create a Banlist so the wrong people (abusers) can not join or be added by members, despite if Joining/link to join is enabled or not. Admin needs to be able to add other admins though Creator role would be better. I have recently been asked about muting an individual in a group,…

    141 votes
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  9. Allow me to save a whole conversation as a text file

    Allow me to save a whole conversation (all history) as a text file on my local computer

    126 votes
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  10. Allow to adjust the size of the chat window

    Let us adjust the size of the chat window.

    120 votes
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  11. Saving All Chat History From Beginning To Now *&* Moving Forward, W/ The Ability To View Chat History Like Before.

    It is very important for many of us to be able to continue to have our chat history on Skype from the beginning to now and moving forward.. Along with the option to view history, like we did on Skype V7, by going to "Conversation" and "View History". This would allow us to go back where we needed, without going at a snail's pace. Whether that be going to the very beginning, a year, or a month. This was very efficient and helpful. Thank you.

    109 votes
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  12. A movable border between typing area and past messages

    The divider should allow being moved and remember its position. Again, like in Skype 7.

    Often I want a larger typing area than one line at the start (rather than waiting), and it's tedious resizing it with a bunch of Ctrl-Enters. Even then you're limited.

    104 votes
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  13. 88 votes
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  14. Return SMS syncing/sending.

    And make it work more reliably while you're at it.

    Skype is of zero value to me without this. I only know one other person who uses Skype for other than SMS.

    78 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    SMS via Skype is one of the areas we’re working on improving.

    We’ve recently launched SMS Connect to Insiders which enables you to connect your Skype desktop client to your Android phone so that you can send and receive SMS from your phone on your Desktop.

    More info here – https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_insiderms-skype_insnewsms/skype-insider-preview-8307641-read-respond-to-your/896846ad-9701-4f1d-9dee-640d95442b8e

    Skype also has the ability to send SMS messages to contacts if you have Skype credits.

    Please let us know if there’s additional functionality you’re looking for in this area. Otherwise, stay tuned for SMS Connect arriving in the Release builds soon.

  15. Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7.

    Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7. For example:

    [9/11/2018 10:07:09 PM] Amanda Harris: As you can see. I have my hands full at the moment.
    [9/11/2018 10:07:29 PM] Dom Dzake: ok no problem

    How it is "organized" on V8:

    I'll keep you posted.

    7:52 PM
    Ok

    Amanda, 9:39 PM
    Almost finished.

    Phew!

    I think everyone can see the difference. It's hard to follow, whereas in Classic, it was organized perfectly, with the time *AND* the date, along with the person's full name.! On V12, you can't even copy a thread of conversations at all.…

    74 votes
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  16. Navigate history by time period (previous month, etc)

    We should be able to go to a previous date, or at least rough time period, fairly easily. This isn't even very good on Skype 7, but at least it makes an attempt.

    74 votes
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  17. Bring back the jump history/copy paste

    Please bring back the old feature wherein we can easily jump back in previous conversations in a matter of just clicking. Also, copy & paste of conversations before looked way better and convenient than the current.

    71 votes
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  18. Please bring back the option to disable typing indicator

    We should be able to turn off whether or not another user can see when we are typing an IM

    62 votes
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  19. Rethink message status feedback: message delivered time, messaged viewed time, contact last seen/online time

    People need to know the status of their messages. Is it sent so that I may go offline? Is it delivered so that the recipient may see it? When did they see it? When were they last online, so that I may (not) already have a response? -- People communicate via TCP, not UDP. ;)

    And of course, we're all having very different people in our lives which needs to be adressed: What information I share with whom should be configurable by contact or group and a general setting, and be immediately visible in a conversation. Perhaps mutual configuration settings…

    61 votes
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  20. send contact

    Ability to send a own contact to another contact. As a user of skype I would like to send one of my contacts to another person so he/she can add the same contact pretty fast. Searching for contacts within the Skype search is pain in the ass. So this would significantly increase productivity.

    60 votes
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