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  1. Full screen.

    Add full screen option for video calls.

    13 votes
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  2. do not disturb

    Do Not Disturb should allow you to prevent audible ringing of incoming calls. We can turn off chat notifications, but not call notifications. This makes no sense. And there is no way to stop the ringing without answering or actively rejecting the call. Previously, a user could exit the calling window to quiet the call sound without rejecting the call.

    8 votes
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  3. Call an Outlook 2016 Contact Using Skype for Windows 10

    Outlook is configured to call an Outlook 2016 Contact using Skype for Business. We would like to request to have an option to use Skype Personal/Commercial.

    12 votes
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  4. being able to turn on your video and your screen at the sametime, so the other person can see your screen and face at the sametime

    Have the ability to turn on your video and share your screen at the same time, so the other person can still see you, but also see your screen.

    11 votes
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  5. Start video automatically when answering a call

    have a Samsung tablet just for Skype.

    My mother has dementia and cannot operate any controls.

    Her Skype is set to answer video calls automatically.

    The trouble is that her video is always switched off, so I can never see her.
    yPlease enable video send in Skype when a call is automatically answered.

    16 votes
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  6. I can no longer see how to share screens with another Skype user. I'll have to resort to Team Viewer if this functionality has been removed

    I can no longer see how to share screens with another Skype user.

    I'll have to resort to Team Viewer if this functionality has been removed.

    8 votes
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  7. Add Do-Not-Disturb. Skype does not respect the iPhone DND, which is not good.

    Since Skype does not respect the iPhone DND settings, we need a way to block callers during specified times.

    9 votes
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  8. Ability to copy numbers again

    I get a lot of calls from numbers that I need to register. In the last version I was able to simply copy the number from the top of the screen. in this version you seem to be trying to go out of your way to hide the number so I can't use skype for my job. Please add that back. For god's sake you can't even right click in the recent calls tab

    5 votes
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  9. Share screen

    Sharing screen in the previous version were better because window were borderless / transparent opacity 0%.

    Please, add the possibility to hide profile picture in the call, they take a lot of screen space.

    Remove window mode version (I have to click on float mode each time the other person share screen).

    I want my mouse to disappear when I don't move for a while.

    10 votes
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  10. CALLER ID USING YOUR FRENCH SKYPE NUMBER & NEW COUNTRIES !!!

    Can we have a date on when Caller ID using Skype number will be available for new countries such as France?

    It is good to offer Skype numbers for a lot of countries BUT if you cannot use the number you paid FOR OUTBOUND CALLS it is really depreciate your offer. You would benefit from many professional users using other apps much worst in terms of mobile experience for example. A juicy market you are unfortunately missing...

    Currently we are only limited to:
    USA
    UK
    Chile
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Poland
    Sweden
    Switzerland

    6 votes
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  11. Do not want to see myself in every snap shot please!!!

    If I take a snapshot my intention is to take photos of the other person NOT myself, please make snapshots single not double only that other person.

    9 votes
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  12. add option to auto answer

    auto answer needs to be able to be used for selected contacts instead of for everyone one because if you have family you want to have call you any time but dont want to be contacted by friends any time you cant make that happen at the moment

    so add a right click on contact name option to add / remove from a auto answer list

    12 votes
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  13. The ability to choose WHICH contacts' calls are answered automatically.

    In addition to choosing to let and video starting automatically when a contact calls you; Let us only choose certain contacts that are able to have their call answered automatically. Give us more control, please.

    15 votes
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  14. Full screen (Skype for Desktop)

    Please bring back the full screen option for Skype for Desktop. I don't understand why this would ever be removed.

    10 votes
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  15. Please return the option to see the numbers that you are calling (Skype to phone)

    Can't see the numbers I am calling in the current version. After selecting a country code, numbers disappear

    8 votes
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  16. Add Call Waiting features at least when using Skype number!

    Please add a call waiting feature, so that we can activate/deactivate this feature so that when someone calls us whilst we are already in a call we can choose if that someone hears a busy tone or not because at the moment if we are on a call, a second call will always come through which isn’t great!

    9 votes
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  17. add a telephone number

    I used to be able to add someones phone number to their profile (on my skype) so that when they are not available on Skype I can call their phone. This option seems to have disappeared in new versions of Skype. A pity as it made you money as I used my skype credit a lot more.

    11 votes
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  18. Incoming calls / missed calls heading for easy viewing

    Incoming calls / missed calls heading for easy viewing

    11 votes
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  19. Save preferred window layout on closure.

    I like to have active contacts displayed, and I have to set this up every time I start Skype. Why be so awkward?

    11 votes
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  20. Add a record option for audio (Skype to Skype/Mobile) and video and other recording features/options

    Add a record option for audio and video both sides of the conversation or the option for one side only

    84 votes
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