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  1. Add the ability to customize different types of notifications and its settings for calling/receiving/IM, ringtones, volume, online/offline..

    possibility to modify sounds and notifications like in Skype 7
    - startup and quit sound
    - ringtones (in/out coming)
    - volume
    - when somebody goes online/offline
    - ability to disable all notifications
    - notification even when active

    974 votes
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    197 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Some of the most consistent feedback we’ve received from you has to do with sounds and how you are notified about the goings on in Skype 8. We understand that all of these things are important for you and we are working on it.

    Thank you for your patience
    - Petr

  2. 58 votes
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  3. Bring back the yellow message notification so that we don't have to open and check Skype every time.

    The yellow message notification was useful so that one doesn't have to keep opening Skype unless necessary.

    Bring back country time zones in the profile .

    30 votes
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  4. Bring back option to show notification only when certain words appears in chat.

    In a new Skype there is an option to Notify about new messages only when user is mentioned in chat. It used to be an option to actually use certain words to trigger notifications. It's very welcome in large chat rooms with many participants.

    30 votes
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  5. visual notification

    in the new skype there is no visual notification anymore (the yellow one for instance). We need it back.

    29 votes
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  6. 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…

    28 votes
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  7. turn off pop up notifications

    Allow popup/toaster notifications to be disabled without disabling sound notifications

    26 votes
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  8. Notification Settings

    Bring back custom notifications!! I need to see when I get a message but I do NOT want or need to see a preview.

    24 votes
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  9. Skype Notifications on Android Only Shows Most Recent Chat Message

    On Android, Skype notifications show only the most recent message.
    Skype Lite notifications show a message history.

    Please see this screenshot to illustrate: http://bit.ly/2OsjevO

    Message history is the superior type of notification because you can read a conversation from the lock screen.

    It would be great if Skype & Skype Preview had message history type notifications.

    24 votes
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  10. System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    23 votes
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  11. disable members chats in skype group and only admin can post in skype group.

    I want to disable members of skype group to chat in group. I am the admin of group. I post projects details in that group and just want that only me can post in group and not other members can do this. Is this possible?

    22 votes
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  12. Enhance the notifications

    Old skype has a sign on the pinned icon on the task bar when it runes skype on background.

    The new skype I have selected keep running skype whenever open/close.
    but the icon pinned on my taskbar dosn't have any notification sign for new msg. even the windows notification area wich is on the lower right c orner of desktop dosn't also give notification of msg not even a number of new msg that was already turned all windows notifications app only skype notification turned on. so I always late on replies.

    21 votes
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  13. Bring back the message notification sounds to version 8.34.0.78

    Bring back the message notification sounds and options to version 8.34.0.78

    21 votes
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  14. Please add the icon flashing in orange when someone writes to you but you don't want to receive a pop-up notification.

    Please add the icon flashing in orange when someone writes to you but you don't want to receive a pop-up notification.

    19 votes
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  15. Change color of icon on taskbar when receiving new messages

    Please bring back the notification in the Task Bar where the icon turns orange and flashes when receiving new messages. You had it in the old version and it was by far the most useful feature of SKYPE.

    19 votes
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  16. Change notification tones

    Add function in settings/notifications to choose custom/different notification tone as inbuilt too quiet

    18 votes
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  17. Custom sound for incoming messages

    It would be nice to have the ability to change the notification sound for an incoming message on the Skype APP. It is hard to hear the low blip that we get now for an incoming message so it would be nice to be able to do custom sounds

    18 votes
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  18. Bring back audio and visual notification when someone goes offline with skype desktop!

    The classic Skype version hat a visual and audio notification when someone went online or offline. Now I see you brought back at least the online notification, but can you bring both notifications back when someone goes ONLINE AND also the OFFLINE and also with SOUND?? then the new skype woule be nearly as good as the old one!
    Thanks!

    18 votes
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  19. Can’t touch this! Detecting unconscious face touches on Skype during the coronavirus pandemia.

    Hi. A large part of the world will be moving to remote work in the following months. Working via Skype makes us safe, but it could make us even safer with a simple feature. We all know that face touching can spread viruses, and we touch our faces during long conference calls all the time. What If Skype would detect the moments of unconscious touches and give us a small notice to stop. This would greatly improve our bad habits and keep us all safer during the coronavirus outbreak.

    We made a short video about this feature. Be safe.
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=285086952456670

    17 votes
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  20. Bring back Custom Notification settings!!!!

    I recommend Skype to restore the feature for notification that is DO NOT show a preview banner at the right corner and keep the sound when having a notification or separate those options. Currently, when I turn off "Chat Notification", I can't hear the sound when having a notification, but if I turn on "Chat Notification", a banner shows at the right corner with chat content. It's really inconvenient function.

    17 votes
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