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  1. 92 votes

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    23 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Classic view!

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

    47 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow Skype to send SMS to mobile numbers

    Apart from the Win32 app, it is literally impossible to use Skype to send an SMS to an arbitrary mobile number. Fix this.

    41 votes

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    We have this feature  ·  1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 25 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Account  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there. Thanks for your feedback. There is a way how to permanently delete your Skype account. Just follow the steps here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/how-to-delete-skype-account-permanently/2baea2a4-6283-4589-95f5-22b3f034c878

    However, if you will delete your Skype account, you will also delete your Microsoft account and you’ll no longer be able to sign in to other Microsoft consumer products or services such as Outlook.com, Office Online, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Windows.

    - Petr

  5. Shrug emoji!!

    Shrug emoji: We desperately need a shrug emoji added to the skype messaging platform. I often find the desire to express myself when at a loss for words, via a shrug. I think we would all enjoy watching a little emoji's shoulders shrug.

    23 votes

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  6. Share screen

    I need Share Screen

    18 votes

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  7. Don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat

    Please, don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat! This is annoying!!!

    When I close an image, I expect to go back to chat window, instead, skype is being minimized to tray.

    17 votes

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  8. Please give the split window feature. It's the only thing keeping me from ditching skype and just using discord.

    Now that I've been forced to update, split window is gone. It's the only thing that Skype had that I preferred over discord, so if it doesn't have it there's really no reason for me to use skype.

    14 votes

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  9. I should be able to contact Skype support with live chat

    SKYPE support SUCKS!!! As a paying subscriber, at least I should be able to contact support, not having to go through a bunch of questions and does not have the issues I have. I just purchased skype credits and it does not show in my skype when I wanted to place a call. I have to log in to my account to see my balance but it does not show in my desktop skype.

    13 votes

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  10. In the previous versions you knew who was on line by a green dot! Now you dont have any way of knowing?

    In the previous versions you knew who was on line by a green dot! Now you don't have any way of knowing?

    13 votes

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  11. Mute Group Notifications.

    Can you please provide group notification mute option?

    Like whatsapp, So I can mute notification of specific group.

    Mute means not sound but notification will not appear in desktop after mute.

    11 votes

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  12. The feature to export chat history completely from eldest to newest

    Couldn't export chat history. Please can you give us the feature. Thank you

    8 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there :) Your messages, videos and pictures are available back to April 2017, files, voice messages, call recordings for 30 days.

    Use this link to export your Skype history: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34894/how-do-i-export-my-skype-files-and-chat-history

    And don’t forget to check this page for additional information: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34893/how-long-are-files-and-data-available-in-skype

    Let me know how it works for you :)

    - Petr

  13. Disable call window

    I have two monitors. I absolutely do not need the popup view of the person I am calling. It gets in the way and the person I am talking to already has an entire monitor dedicated to them. If I close it, click on Skype, then click off IT COMES BACK. The old version didn't do that. If you're going to force me to upgrade my version against my will after I opted-out of automatic updates then AT LEASE UPDATE ME TO A VERSION THAT ISN'T WORSE THAN THE OLD ONE.

    8 votes

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  14. allow larger font size for us older users!

    allow larger font size for us older users! it sucks to have to keep leaning forward to read what's been typed!

    7 votes

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  15. 6 votes

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  16. should be able to update your email address, sometime peope change .

    should be able to change your email so skype can use an active one to upfdate

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi! Thank you for your feedback. You can edit an email address or remove it from your profile if you no longer use it.
    1. Sign in to your account.
    2. Click your profile picture, or select Edit Profile in the Account details section at the bottom of the page.
    3. Scroll down to the Contact details section and click the Edit button on the right.
    4. Click the email address you want to change and edit or delete it, then click the green Save button at the bottom of the page.

    You can find out more here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA96/how-do-i-add-or-change-my-primary-email-address-in-my-skype-profile

    Hope it helps :)

    - Petr

  17. Be able to delete chat, you can never be safe enough

    I would like to be able to delete my messages as I want my chat private and no let the scammers take advantage of my posts

    5 votes

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  18. Let us delete our skype accounts

    PROVIDE AN OPTION TO DELETE OUR ACCOUNT. LET US DECIDE WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH OUR OWN INFORMATION!!!!!!

    4 votes

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  19. Have Customer Service!

    Have Customer Service! Have Chat with Customer Service! Have an Email Help Customer Service! Have ANY form of Customer Service!! You have my money, it is @active@ til October, but my mobile version does not show any credit so I cannot use my account.

    4 votes

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  20. Reply Function

    Hi Skype, please have a "reply" function like whatsapp / telegram. Its easier to keep track of conversations and makes the whole experience similar to the major platforms, hence reducing any unnecessary comparisons

    4 votes

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