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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    3 votes
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  3. 2 votes
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  4. 2 votes
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  5. Saving Photos

    I think skype should make it to where you can save photos on computers

    3 votes
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    Hi Aaliyah, thank you for your feedback. This feature is already available in Skype :) Just go to Settings – Messaging and under When I receive a file, select Change Directory. And if you are downloading photos manually, just right click and select Save As.

    Let me know if it works for you :)

    - Petr

  6. Fraud--contact

    Hi Skype,
    der should definitly be a way to contact you to alert some fraud.
    Yesterday someone used my account to load money with a third party's credit card details. Unfortunately, there is no way to report such incidents. I have now reset the password and activated 2fa, too bad that there is no help from Microsoft.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Valentin, thank you for your feedback. If you are dealing with any kind of abuse, spam or fake accounts feel free to report it and block them. Here is the link how to do it: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10001/how-do-i-report-abuse-by-someone-in-skype

    You can also chat with our live support agents through our support page here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/contactus/skype/?needslogin=false&language=en

    Hope it helps!

    - Petr

  7. Similar to Snapchats new feature you should add a spot where anything shared (such as links, photos, and audio) can be easily accessed.

    Similar to Snapchats new feature you should add a spot where anything shared (such as links, photos, and audio) can be easily accessed. Like have a tab in the chat where you can look at everything sent of that manner. Maybe even saved messaged that are important.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi :) Thank you for your feedback!
    This is a Skype Gallery feature that helps you easily retrieve shared content including media, links, and files. The Gallery pane displays all shared content from the beginning of the chat, so you can quickly find a picture you shared weeks ago, or a link sent to you in the chat. Just click Gallery under the chat name :)

    - Petr

  8. 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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  9. 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

    7 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

  10. 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

    4 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

  11. Milwaukee, WI, USA has an area code of 414!

    We'd sure like to be able to use area code 414!

    1 vote
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  12. Always on

    Skype should be "always on" .
    Like WhatsApp, when someone wants to call you, it should ring on your phone, and you can answer if you want. Currently you have to sign in first and then expect a call, nothing spontaneous about that - but the essence of good communications is spontaneity.
    Come on Skype, your product is superior in every other way, by far!

    When I load the software on me phone, default it to be ready at all times. Simple.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Steven. Thanks for your feedback. You can change your settings so that when you close the application window by clicking X, Skype will keep running. This doesn’t sign you out, so you can still receive calls and instant messages while Skype runs in the background. To do this in Skype for Windows Desktop:
    Select your profile picture.
    Select Settings.
    Select General.
    Toggle On close, keep Skype running on.

    In Skype for Windows 10 this option is ON by default. You can also choose if you want to show Skype in the system tray (Settings – General – Toggle Show Skype in the Windows notification area)

    Let me know if it works for you :)

    - Petr

  13. notifications

    Please incorporate a notification block option when sharing your screen so those viewing your screen do not see popup messages.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. While sharing your screen you can change your presence status to Do Not Disturb so you won’t be alerted of any incoming message/call. To receive notifications when your presence is set to Do Not Disturb, scroll down to Notifications, and then to Do Not Disturb to toggle Show chat notifications on or off.

    Let me know if it helps :)

    - Petr

  14. substription cancelation

    would like to cancel my subscription as of now. I am unable to use skype on my android phone. do not see the numbers dialed

    1 vote
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  15. make letters bigger

    The new Skype has very small letters. During a conversation, I can hardly see what I'm typing or read what my contact is typing.

    4 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    9 votes
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