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  1. 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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  2. Skype should work without a mouse or anyother form of a pointing device

    There should be no need for any for of a pointing device to use all aspects of Skype.

    Skype should fully support and follow the standard way key input is used in Windows.

    Skype should only use standard Windows control to make sure key input work consistently with other native Windows applications like notepad.exe and regedit.exe

    52 votes
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  3. Skype call history

    Please bring the Skype Call History back for the Latest Version of Skype for Windows 10 (Current version 8.31.0.92). I want to see a list of calls made and the costs of each call. Classic Skype had this feature and it was easy to use. Should also be easy to get access to the Call History.

    51 votes
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  4. Request to Add more available Status

    Request to Add more available Status

    Require few more status like Away or Be right back

    50 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Over the past few months you were asking us to improve Skype statuses. We have heard your feedback loud and clear and we plan to make status messages an integral part of your presence. Check out the link below for more details. I’ll post an update when it’s available.

    - Petr

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_featurems/bringing-you-more-control-over-your-skype-status/fd40b538-9f61-4972-bf70-05af53316626?page=15

  5. 49 votes
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  6. I want to be able to merge my accounts, and keep only one.

    I want to be able to merge my accounts and keep only one.

    47 votes
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  7. Skype Username / Skype ID

    Skype should allow users to set/keep Username/Skype ID of 'will'. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allow users to set/keep Username of 'will'

    46 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Moderation for group chats

    Admins have the capability to mute/unmute and add/remove within a call, the ability to remove messages within a chat. Within a group chat admins could have the ability to ban participants.

    45 votes
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  10. Automatic Updates

    Please give us the option to turn off automatic updates. At the current way, it doesn't even ask permission to install the updates. We as users need more control over the update process. We don't want Skype controlling us.

    44 votes
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  11. 44 votes
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  12. Autosave an unsent chat message

    In the case of an app or system crash, most (if not all) of the unsent text would be there afterwards. The way it is now, all unsent text is lost, which sometimes is extremely painful.

    Plenty of programs can do this, such as Telegram or Word. It should be especially easy for Skype due to the cloud.

    44 votes
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  13. Short Code SMS receipt support

    Banks and financial institutions use short code SMS to send authorization codes to complete online/mobile transactions. While my US mobile phone supports this, when I am travelling outside the US my US mobile does not always work, while my skype number does (whenever I have data or wifi of course).
    Skype now supports SMS but still doesn't receive short code SMS.
    This would be a wonderful feature (even if charged per message) to enable/disable per user.

    43 votes
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  14. 如果可以選擇不要自動登錄會比較好。

    如果可以選擇不要自動登錄會比較好。

    43 votes
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  15. Classic view!

    Classic Skype view...split windows for contacts and active messages.

    42 votes
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  16. Turn off last seen

    Please provide the option to turn off last seen. People should have the option to have privacy.

    42 votes
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  17. Always On Top (compact chat window) option - so I can work on another full-screen app while still seeing chat with co-worker.

    If chat window can be made small and float to front (AKA "always on top") then I can work on a full-screen tool (IDE, graphics design tool, large doc editor) while still being able to see what a colleague is typing. I should still be able to minimize the window to the taskbar, and I should still see some visible notification when new chat text arrives while the window doesn't have the input focus. In my desktop context I often have the chats open on a second screen, but I don't tend to bring a second screen when I am…

    42 votes
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  18. Private Conversation Improvements (End-to-end encryption)

    End to end encryption. Self destructive messages, ability to stop users from taking screenshots in secret chats, etc..

    42 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    We recently released end-to-end encryption via the Private Conversations feature Brian mentioned below and would love any feedback about how you use it, what you think of it, and what you’d like to see us do next.

    Please add your feedback here for features you’d like to see in Private Conversations.

  19. Put back 3 minute Video message rather then 20 seconds

    Many elderly people find it difficult to type (arthritis etc) and used the 3 minute video message instead of typing. Changing it to 20 second messages is just too short to leave any kind of message - and having to leave 15 messages to = 3 minutes isn't the answer either. Why would you change it from 3 minutes to 20 seconds? Please consider the elderly or people struggling with arthritis in their fingers and reinstate the 3 minute video message. It can't be that difficult to do since you had it that way before.

    41 votes
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  20. 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.

    41 votes
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