Bring back the search functionality as it was in previous classic version + add/improve other search features
Bring back the Search functionality. (as it was in previous classic version)
Currently the searching functionality is not up to the mark. As in earlier skype versions a user can search anything in a particular chat, but currently it seems very distracting as it search the whole skype history and user can not find the exact results for which he/she is searching.
Contacts re apearing
Sean Ellis commented
"if you add a local storage option we can import the old database from v7"
Absolutely. The current "solution" of searching an old log file with a text editor is a poor workaround.
Having all your chat history from previous versions stored in Skype v8 rather than just a subset. I think this is important before discontinuing v7 so that it's not lost. Not everyone will want chat history, but sometimes it can be very important (for personal, business, legal etc).
Viewing history in v7:
- See the entire chat including new messages
- Seeing the chat as it was with pictures, link previews, emojis etc.
- Efficient searching
Viewing history in v8 (via exporter):
- Only shows pre v8 history
- Requires searching a plainer HTML file
- No pictures etc
Hopefully if you add a local storage option we can import the old database from v7 (as far as I know they've been maintained in separate directories on the desktop).
need to clear search history
You removed text search in individual chat threads/groups. Main search doesn’t help or doesn’t work if I have to search text. This is not helpful
Arthur Rossi commented
When doing a search on a name there can be hundreds of that name. When country and state are show it allows for a much easier search.
I send a lot of attachments via skype. I would like a method to search for a specific attachment within a chat.
Please don't limit search to current chat. Include at least a year ago. Also bring that the feature to go back to a date in the past.
That feature actually exists on Skype 8 and 14. On each conversation there is a tiny search icon which allows you to search within the chat.
There is no way to search something in the chat, have to scroll long to search a message. In previous version, the feature was there.
An advise, please don't take away the best features from previous version.
Please, provide us with pattern search. Now I can find only whole word, but not the part of this word.
Allow an indexed search of the chat history; I've tried exporting messages as an HTML file and putting it into a browser to search, but because the file is so big, it takes way too long to load. There's no index either, so searches take ages to find anything and don't find all results. Search should be fast, accurate, and allow use of Boolean and other operators for advanced searching and filtering results. There are third-party apps that already do this, but it's annoying to have to install something separate when Skype should already do this on its own!
A real nightmare to search right now. PLEASE bring back search by conversation.
Current version we don't have the search option but in the previous version, we can find messages previously
Seperate the search converstion from search people. It was easier to search in a conversation before!!
Neede search option, so that we can search in the conversation.
Please bring back ideal icon and search function to chat. Both are necessary function. With ideal icon we can know that user is away but right now we don't have this feature also search function is more significant function for chat. It helps alot in chat. Please bring back both functions.
I cannot search messages only for one contact... this is annoying to see all contacts search for some keywords
New search is good.
It can search globally in all messages from users/groups
But sometimes results are incomplete. I know the group or user name and if i do Ctrl + F i am redirected to the new global search but nothing is present currently to search in a single user/group only.
Bring back old search message option.
Please show notification from group only if that person was tagged when the person's status is on busy mode.