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  1. Add a Push to Talk

    Hi, I suggest that Skype adds a button for muting the microphone rather than having to go back onto Skype and clicking "Unmute". Push to Talk is a good name.

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  2. Disable

    Disable call button and block all calls features

    1 vote
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  3. Allow for “ringtone” change

    Please allow us to change our Skype “ringtone” to something of our choosing. Let us make changes to what ringtone we want our contacts to have. I have missed numerous calls because I didn’t identify the sound. It isn’t distinct. It does not matter how loud my volume is; I can’t hear the Skype call. I like using classic ringtones and music as ringtones because it’s attention-grabbing and I can assign a specific ringtone to each of my contacts so i am able to identify who is calling without having to look at he phone screen.

    2 votes
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  4. Create a phone service for customer support. It takes on average a month to resolve issues due to horrible communication.

    Customer support chat is an awful, slow and painful service. Nothing gets accomplished, and if it does it takes weeks or months of back and forth communication. This is not okay for businesses.

    2 votes
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  5. ik begrijp het niet ik zie mijn foto alles op mijn laptop .maar ik kom niet binnen skapy

    ik maakte altijd in een korte tijd skape aan .nu brobeer i het ik heb een acound .ik zie mijn foto .ik kom er niet in .ik heb windos 10 .ik doe het op mijn telefoon en gelijk lukt het .

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  6. access control and restriction

    only the call initiator should have the access to remove a person who is already in the group call.

    it's quite annoying when a participant removes another participant infact when he is talking. the whole group in the skype call does not know who removed him .
    we should either have access control or notification like abc removed def atleast

    2 votes
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  7. When would it be possible to blur the background on the mobile devices?

    When would it be possible to blur the background on the mobile devices?

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  8. Child's voice can not be heard

    Today I installed Skype on the new Xiaomi mi Note 10, and when talking with several people, I found out that the interlocutor hears the voices of adults (mine and husband's), but the child who has a higher voice can not be heard, only fragments of phrases are heard (about 30% of what was said). When I tried to make my voice higher, I also was not heard. When calling the Echo service, the child’s voice is recorded and heard well. Reinstalling Skype did not help. Skype Light and Skype Preview have the same problem. What should we do?

    1 vote
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  9. Disable screen sharing

    There shoud be a possibility to disable incoming screen sharing for parental control e.g. to prevent a child from viewing inappropriate content from the opposite computer during a call.

    5 votes
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  10. Make a compatibility Patch for Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL to use it on IPhone / IPad

    My Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL won´t work with Skype. I use Skype for Interviews and it would be really handy to use that micro for it.

    I already did a request on the Microsoft Community and I also wrote my issue to Sennheiser.

    This Idea Post lays back on this Tread:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/sennheiser-handmic-digital-on-iphone-ipad/e4fb7b4c-d2d1-4425-9189-9154cc034dcc

    Thanks!

    1 vote
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  11. Message sounds

    Bring back all the different message sounds so we can choose again instead of having that awful sound that you cant hear on the desktop.

    4 votes
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  12. I would like to have the option to turn off the voice translation.

    I would like to have the option to turn off the voice translation. I don't always want to hear the mechanical voice trying to translate what my contact is saying. i like the auto-text translation. but the voice should not be automatic.

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  13. Use of Keyboard whilst making a call

    I want to be able to use the keyboard whilst making a call. This is so I can respond to automated questions by entering the required number or hash key or any other key

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  14. How do I turn my answering machine off? I can't find this option anywhere if there is one to turn it off.

    How do I turn it off so people can't leave messages on my Skype when they call me?

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  15. Dump the unrelated add-ons using up bandwidth and severely degrading the quality of audio and video calls.

    After repeated disconnection issues that were finally resolved due to Skype unnecessary add-ons suggest Skype dump add-ons like excessive emoticons, ability to send money etc which has degraded bandwidth and degraded video and audio quality. Was told by engineer Skype does it because competitors are doing it which is crazy. If you are No.1 in a field you don’t chase the people behind you who need add-one because their quality wasn’t as good. By “competing” with lesser applications Skype brings themselves down to their level with similar poor quality. Dump the extras and get back to Skype original functions of…

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  16. Верните русские субтитры при разговорах на английском языке

    Пропали субтитры при разговоре на англ.языке , которые автоматом переводили англ.речь ! Верните это обратно ! Зачем придумывать какой-то навороченный перевод с запросом , когда можно оставить старые добрые субтитры

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  17. Using Skype as a 3rd party for our e-mental health platform

    We have a e-mental health video counseling platforms for all immigrants to get connected with counselors in their home country. I would like to know if is there any opportunity for us using Skype video calling infrastructure in our platform without the need for users to have Skype app and id?

    Bests

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  18. can we have mirror image

    mirror image would be a great move.

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  19. messaging window to not hide video window

    can the messaging window not hide the video window. When in a video call with a colleague and they have me muted for whatever reason I will text them to ask if they are free. If they are not free they will indicate by indicating via video e.g. shake their head. I miss this visible que as the video is hidden by the messaging window that pops out from the right of the video window.

    2 votes
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  20. Two-way simultaneous screen share

    It is now common to have two or more monitors at a work station. I'd like to share the screen of my first monitor with a colleague while viewing one of my colleague's monitors on my second monitor.

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