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  1. Ability to personalize voicemail

    How to customize voicemail as before?

    203 votes
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  2. 202 votes
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  3. Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions


    • please add more emoticons/emojis

    • option to turn off emoji conversations

    • support for touch bar on Macbook Pro

    • possibility to use native system emoticons

    • possibility to import emoticons

    198 votes
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    74 comments  ·  Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Make an option to turn on/off Skype from opening when windows starts on windows 10.

    I can't find the option to do this on my version of Skype, I'd really appreciate the ability to do this.

    186 votes
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    58 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi. Thanks for the feedback. If you want to stop Skype from starting automatically just go to the Settings – General – and toggle Automatically start Skype to Off.

    The option to stop Skype from automatically starting is not available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14). To stop Skype from automatically starting, just sign out of the app.

    Hope it helps :)

    - Petr

  5. Delete skype account without the closure of ones Microsoft account

    I want to be able to completely delete skype and remove it from my microsoft account.
    Being forced to have a skype account is the single biggest reason why I hate and avoid microsoft web services, and why I'm constantly recommending friends and colleagues to avoid using microsoft services and move to google services instead.
    I hate my skype account and that I'm forced to have a skype icon in my microsoft account, that I have a stupid horrible and ugly skype username that does not match my microsoft account email, and how everytime I opened outlook there was a…

    186 votes
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  6. 176 votes
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  7. Preview Firefox support

    Add Firefox support for preview.web.skype.com.

    174 votes
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  8. Bring back privacy settings

    Allow me to define who can send me messages. Either only people on my contact list or everyone.

    171 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Settings  ·  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

  9. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    165 votes
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  10. 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...

    160 votes
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    14 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

  11. Fix Skype to support Clownfish app again

    hello we expect innovation in the new releases for the operation of the application named clownfish
    (the program does not work in new versions)
    Link of the application: https://clownfish-translator.com

    158 votes
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  12. Update the back end of Skype 7 to make it compatible with Skype 8.

    One of the justifications offered for forcing the update from Skype 7 to Skype 8 is that Skype 7 is less secure and is not compliant with the GDPR data handling regulations.

    Neither of these things affects the user interface in any way whatsoever.

    The server infrastructure for Skype 8 has been updated to cope with these new requirements.

    The "back end" of the Skype client, which handles message storage and transmission, has been updated in Skype 8, but Skype 8 is still sorely lacking in basic UI functionality.

    The Skype 7 back end should be updated to use the…

    158 votes
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  13. Be able to merge two calls together

    With an incoming call have the ability to add them to an existing call

    155 votes
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  14. Allow unlink Skype from the MS account without deleting the account


    1. Provide an option and instructions to update old non-MS live Skype accounts to be updated to a MS live account, rather than creating a new unneeded and unwanted Skype account.

    2. When installing Office 365 and it asks for your Skype name, but won't recognize it because it was created before MS bought Skype. Give the customer the option to stop and associate the account to avoid an erroneous account being created. Provide specific information regarding what will happen if you don't and that it will create a new Skype account and MS won't allow you to unlink it or link…
    149 votes
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  15. Skype should be a native application on each platform

    Skype is, still, used by a huge amount of users so it deserves a real native version for each device/platform.

    A native application is also the only want to keep Skype small, fast and lag free on the less powerful devices.

    A native application is also needed to take full advantage of each platform, and to make sure look like a iPhone app on iPhone and as an Android app on Android.

    Skype is a communication system that need to integrate very closely with the device and operating system where it is installed. Skype should behave as the built in…

    149 votes
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    9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We work to make Skype work seamlessly on each of the platforms where it’s available. Please do share specific feedback on integration we may not have nailed yet. It push us to innovate, problem solve, and really understand your needs. We love this kind of feedback!
    - Petr

  16. Push to talk

    Push to Talk. It is a thing. Literally every other VoIP app has this and Skype used to from what I gather.

    147 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for your comments and votes around this topic! We definitely understand the need here, so I want to let you know that the Skype team is working on it. We will bring push-to-talk to Skype for Windows 10 first and later on to Skype for Windows desktop. I’ll post an update when it’s available :)

    - Petr

  17. Option to change ringtone

    Option to change ringtone

    139 votes
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  18. 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

    138 votes
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  19. The ability to actually close the program.

    You know, like every other program in existence. What a novel effing idea that would be!

    132 votes
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  20. SMS messaging from non SKYPE users / Receive SMS messages on your Skype Number

    To be able to receive SMS messaging on your skype number a DESKTOP PC from non SKYPE users.

    131 votes
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