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  1. 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.

    72 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.…

    72 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add skype to the programs list so I can uninstall it

    i don't want skype, you should let me uninstall it

    69 votes
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  4. 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

    67 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add option to delete history from My usage

    Skype store all the phone numbers and when you called in “Skype\My account\Usage\My usage”. It’s a serious security concern if a hiker if someone hacks your account.

    66 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Account  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability to allow you to delete all the conversations with one click. In the meantime you can delete your conversations one by one. Right click on the conversation in the recent chats list, and select the option to “Delete Conversation”.
    - Petr

  6. 64 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Skype

    I have had incredible frustration and confusion with Skype accounts. MS made me an unwanted Live: Skype account, which it defaults to when I go to the web site to add credit or buy a Skype number.

    The Skype number I bought went to this idiotic, unwanted Live: Skype account. Credit I purchased for Skype calls did the same.

    Why would I abandon a 20yr old Skype account?

    I cannot erase the unwanted, unnecessary, forced-upon-me Live: Skype address that is also tied to my MS account, WITHOUT DELETING MY ENTIRE MS ACCOUNT!!!!

    Seriously, who designs this kind of idiocy?

    I…

    62 votes
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  8. 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…

    62 votes
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  9. 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?

  10. Bring back Camera settings (specifically light adjustments)

    Like the previous version, hopefully we can also adjust the camera's lighting and other camera options.

    60 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Cagla at Skype responded

    Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We have added these camera settings in the Windows desktop client and we are working on adding them to the Windows 10 client.

  11. 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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  12. You should combine Skype regular and Skype business

    It is really time to combine Skype for consumer and Skype business.
    Most people end up using both although rarely and 2 extremely similar apps should be combined
    It is stupid that you have to have 2 apps which do pretty much everything the same all you need to unlock the business features is to add a second login a count from a work or school

    60 votes
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  13. Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    59 votes
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  14. Support right click options

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

    59 votes
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  15. Hide avatars in the chat window

    We know who we're chatting with. Seeing an endless stream of avatars doesn't improve on that.

    58 votes
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  16. 57 votes
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  17. Put chat message area back on bottom. Not right/left side.

    Right/left side chat is awkward/uncomfortable and reduces screen space. Put chat back on the bottom and underneath the screen area. 6.21 was the last version that did this. Whether it was a call, chat, or screenshare, big or small window, chat was always on bottom, underneath the screen. Or, at least, include an option allowing chat to be moved to this more user friendly position.

    57 votes
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  18. Do not default back to active status whenever logging in or using Skype. Allow the default to be invisible, until changed otherwise by user.

    Do not default back to active status whenever logging in or using Skype. Allow the default to be invisible, until changed otherwise by user.

    56 votes
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  19. "heehee xd" should be added to the Cortana suggestions.

    When Cortana makes its suggestions, "heehee xd" should be a part of it as a reaction to a text of humor or mischief.

    55 votes
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  20. Compact contact list / home window

    I would like to have a * compact * contact list as * own * window on my right screen edge.

    54 votes
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