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  1. Blur my background for CPUs that do not support AVX2

    Can blur my background be aupported for PCs that have CPUs that do not have AVX2 support?

    10 votes
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  2. Add accept incoming calls automatically for all iPhone and iPad.

    Add accept incoming calls automatically for iPhones and iPads.

    4 votes
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  3. Reeanble the ability to make a call to someone not in your contacts list...

    ...I don't see how you can do this in Skype 8, and there's nothing in help about it.

    2 votes
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  4. Skype calls - data use

    Two parts:
    More easily accessible info re. how much mobile data a Skype-Skype call uses.
    A ‘counter’ giving some indication of useage during a Skype call would be really good so folk can monitor the call as it happens.
    Various searches online showed folk reckon about 3MB per minute for video calls but a chat with one of your customer support people just made me aware that it’s a lot more than that (ref. 1466857335).
    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  5. Classic and New alert sounds

    Hello Skype, quite recently you guys have changed all the ringtones and alerts to an updated soundtrack, and me and many other people feel that we should be able to choose between the new alert sounds and the old classic ones considering many people love the old sounds and it brings lots of people nostalgic memories from using skype back in the day. I for one would love Microsoft forever if Skype users got the chance to choose between the Classic and New alert sounds. Hopefully you guys will take this into deep consideration and provide this awesome feature very…

    15 votes
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  6. Logging meeting attendees

    Log attendees for reoccurring meetings so the group knows who did or did not attend each meeting in history. For bigger groups it is hard to know who attended past or present meetings.

    2 votes
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  7. Skype updates

    The latest update of skype is shocking and has distorted what was a reasonably good programme. My camera is not displayed, how can i assue it is working or that they are seeing me at the other end. Do i need to ask them such a question? The emoticons showing near the written input are in the wrong place and quite unnecessary.The video has been moved to th other side ...WHY ??? Why are all these changes being made. Are you simply trying to keep computer techs busy for no other reason that you may have to dismiss them ?…

    3 votes
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  8. S.V.P. remettez en fonction la possibilité de faire de la vidéo sur SKYPE comme par le passé.

    S.V.P. remettez en fonction la possibilité de faire de la vidéo sur SKYPE comme par le passé.

    1 vote
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  9. Dragging the other users video feed away from the bubble and into the main screen

    You used to allow Users on Windows to drag another video callers video feed into the main video call to enlarge their feed. Especially if they were screen sharing. You have disabled it very recently. I don't understand why you would do that. It was an outstanding feature that you had that I enjoyed immensely.

    Please bring it back. It allows users to see the other party while enjoying screen sharing.

    4 votes
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  10. 8 votes
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  11. Caller ID enabled for Germany skype number

    Currently caller id is not enabled and user need to enter a mobile number - this is more a work around but not professional

    3 votes
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  12. Logo Removal Option for Video Out (Namely NDI)

    Previous versions of Skype allowed for disabling the watermark within the incoming video feed(s). With the move (and first platform to do so I might add) to integrate NDI, the ability to do so has been removed. If Skype is positioning itself to be a continued standard in broadcast and professional remote video, this option needs to return.

    57 votes
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  13. Record my THANK YOU FOR CALLING ME message on my answering machine is no more available???

    In the past I used to have a message recorded when customers tried to reach me and could not so that they knew I’m a real business. However I don’t see that feature now. What am I doing wrong. I’d definitely have to terminate my account if this feature has been canceled.

    3 votes
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  14. own image display

    with the chat option opening on RHS where preview of own image is, there's no way to verify if image is centred. Enable image to be displayed on LHS

    2 votes
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  15. own image view

    Now that the chat window opens own image cannot be seen (to verify if webcam centred and not only forehead, for example) - I use the chat option right from the outset as I'm calling

    1 vote
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  16. add support to online streaming on screen sharing

    when a music or video such as youtube, add support to with 4K video streaming quality

    2 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. dial-in

    Hi. Can you introduce phone dial-in for Skype to make the functionality like that of Zoom, Webex and GoToMeeting. This will allow some participants of a conference call to dial in from their phone while others join through their Skype Mobile / Web / Desktop app while being bridged to the same conference call.

    1 vote
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  19. VOIP

    Home Phone Replacement Scenario

    With the availability of inexpensive SIP ATA gateways, I should be able to replace my phone service with Skype. I've got a cell which I can use for emergency calls, I'm just looking for an alternative to keeping my old home phone number available for old friends etc. I'm not sure why this scenario hasn't been addressed, Skype Manager seems designed only for business use, and really doesn't fit the needs of individuals. Microsoft ought to be able to make an offering that is comparable with VOIP offerings like Magic Jack or PhonePower.

    3 votes
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  20. I do not like the recent update where the chat window is to the right of the video

    I liked the earlier version where IM chat was to the left of video feed.
    I do NOT like it at the right as it cuts out part of the picture in video.
    Best is either below or to the left.

    11 votes
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