Allow unlimited message search over all chat history, not just the last 6 months/20 results
Almost needless to say, Skype 7 had no such limitations.
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.
If you still need to search for messages older than 6 months, you can export chat history and use offline search. Here is more info how to do it: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34894/how-do-i-export-my-skype-files-and-chat-history
Robert Campbell commented
I have to agree with Mikkel. I have been sending message to Skype about your issues every week going on 2 years now and have seen no improvement. I see you work on new features but the basic program functionality is still broken. Prof is in the pudding I have to say. Features are nice but if the basic functionality is broken it is still **** in a fancy wrapper.
No problem - those of us who used skype for anything serious and cared enough to give you feedback have been forced to find alternatives that actually work long ago.
See you never.
OK, if that's your position, then the least you can do is fix the export function (there's another feedback item on that).
As you well know, the output it produces has several formatting issues (URLs especially) that make it very difficult to read. This should be an EASY fix.
Dem Re commented
Just make history save locally on the computer as well, like in 7, what's so **** hard about that? I hate Discord, but me and my friends just had to move there because we want to have our chat history saved. Just disgusting
Tino Didriksen commented
So what you're saying is that we manually have to export our history every few months to retain easy access to it? That's absurd. Store everything locally, unless the user opts to trim local history.
MIchael Gallo commented
Jesus christ you guys are a joke
This is insane. I recommend using Slack or some other service. Skype is dead and they are not making real simple updates that are severe limitations.
Nikolas Gough commented
Friends, you can't just remove the option to search history before the six months. We are a lot that uses skype for business, and without search for more than six months, its hell finding info.
I can't believe Microsoft can't find a solution for this in 2020 if its cost money then lets us pay for being able to search. But please fix it soon as possible.
Hey, can we have a status update? It's still a problem but it's been over a year.
Almost a year ago, and I still cannot search messages older than 6 months. I have crucial work related information stored in my chats that I cannot retrieve. Good thing my company is switching to a different service. You've ruined a great app by removing crucial functionality.
FUCK you with your fucking features of shit. well fucking done to ruin old skype. i cannot fucking search in 2019 in a fucking chat. This is fucking ridiculous.
It`s limited to fucking 6 months. IN 2019 when we have so freaking much power and Gigs of RAM we cannot search in a fucking chat.
Any progress report please Microsoft?
I'm trying to piece together an important timeline of comments for work, across multiple chats, and its impossible to find them...even if you scroll back in to the right period we can't Ctrl A, Ctrl C to copy text elsewhere and search through it - this is a critical business and home facility!
AgroSBY New commented
Its been more than a year & nothing is change
wow... welldone team skype
Aaron Krall commented
It's kind of amazing how you nimrods manage to make your product worse and worse with every edition, maybe get new jobs
I have been trying to get to months back in the conversation and I am furious as to how long it is taking. When will you remove the 6 month limitation?
I've been scrolling through my chat history for 5 minutes now, and I only got to september it is painfully slow and need to go to roughly 2013. That would mean I would be scrolling for 20 minutes straight just so find what I am looking for... I got better things to do, thanks.
This is nuts, the search was working in Skype 7 but with the forced update to Skype 8 almost all of the good features do not work anymore.
I can't even share a screen in full screen mode but that's a different story.
Every new version is worse than older ones!
James Smith commented
M$ is pushing that **** to us - many users already gave up on skype!
James Smith commented
6 months you can not recover a feature that you destroyed!!!
It is the shame that you are killing skype with all that changes and cutting functionality ;(