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  1. 6 votes
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  2. Allow profile pictures to be added to contacts list

    Please re-add function to add profile picture to contacts list and keep the picture even if the contact is added to favorites (pictures are currently being deleted when adding a contact as a favorite)

    14 votes
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  3. Contacts set up and editing functionality needs improving

    Contacts in v8 needs to have similar functionality and the flexibility that v7 had.

    e.g.1 v7 allows a non-Skype contact to be set up prior to calling them on their phone number, with v8 you can only create a contact after you've made or received a call to or from a phone number
    e.g.2 v7 allows multiple phone numbers to be set up against a contact, but v8 appears to allows only one number
    e.g.3 v7 allows you to edit or modify a phone number type such as change a number from being "Office" to "Home" or "Mobile", v8 appears…

    17 votes
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  4. New contact display

    I want a small screen option to show who is/is not online of a selected group of contacts, Something that can be left on the desktop while I am working if I want.

    5 votes
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  5. Have the ability to edit a contact. Not just the name.

    Have the ability to edit contact information where it is incorrect or add additional contact details like mobile, land line or anything at all.

    11 votes
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  6. in the previous app was very easy to update phones numbers. Now I don;t know how to do it

    in the previous app was very easy to update phones number. Now I don't know how to do it .

    In general Skype is not nice anymore. I don't like it. definitely I prefer the previous one, more friendly

    5 votes
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  7. Add note to contacts

    allow add notes to contact area like in outlook so one can add notes to their contacts or allow for easier integration to outlook 2016

    18 votes
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  8. Show red and yellow dots

    In the "Active now" section, looks like we can only see the contacts that are active, but not the ones that are on "do not disturb" or "away". Please show all active contacts again

    8 votes
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  9. Add an option to share contacts details

    Add an option to share contacts details

    5 votes
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  10. Please allow me to remove the NEW TOP SECTION of my contacts labeled "Invite People to Skype".

    I will NEVER do this. The last thing I need is to have a bunch of pop-up chats on my skype account. It is very inconvenient to have this list at the TOP of my contacts list. Please allow me to DISABLE it - - OR move it to the BOTTOM of the list.

    16 votes
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  11. how do I get back separate windows please?

    how do I get back separate contact windows please?

    39 votes
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  12. Display 'Active' contacts automatically on loading

    Allow users to configure what appears upon loading the app e.g. 'Chats' seems to be the default view but I would rather my active contacts appeared instead.

    34 votes
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  13. Contact integration

    When I go into my phone contacts on either of my android devices, I get the possibility to call a person on either "Viber Out" or WhatsApp - In the old days, Skype was also integrated there - Could you bring that feature back?

    8 votes
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  14. Fix Outlook Integration

    In Skype 7, in the desktop Outlook application you could call a contact simply by using the Outlook "Call" feature. In Skype 8 this TAPI feature was broken, and calling a contact from Outlook brings up the modem dialer instead (and I don;t have a modem or analog phone line).

    I won't upgrade until the Outlook integration is restored and I can call my contacts through Skype from within Outlook. Please do not suggest importing my contacts into Skype; I have 12,000 and wish to keep them separate.

    21 votes
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  15. blocked

    In the old Skype, blocked contacts showed up in search results. I miss that feature very much, please bring it back!

    7 votes
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  16. 116 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. All contacts in Contacts tab are already in alphabetical order. The Chat tab is a chronological list based on activity. It can be sorted either by unread messages first or by last activity first.
    - Petr

  17. Show local time for contacts

    I would be nice to see contacts local time, especial for Countries with different time zones Read: USA Canada Australia ………..and the fact that DTS are on different dates in different part of the world, would make it even more useful .

    200 votes
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  18. 当群里的人数多时就无法拨通群 ,就无法使用群通话

    很有必要 感觉不然很容易失去群的最大乐趣 群聊

    5 votes
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  19. keep Skype 8 backwards compatible with 7

    I have my contacts stored in a local Outlook data file. with Skype 7 I can directly call contacts from Outlook (fat client) via a right mouse click. This feature has gone in version 8 (desktop version)
    In earlier days, backward compatilbility was an evidence

    11 votes
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  20. a way to know if i'm being blocked or not a contact to my skype contacts. Why waste my time with someone not wanting to skype with me?

    It would help to know when you have been blocked or no longer a contact with someone on your contact list. If your messages arent getting through because you are no longer a concern of that contact, get a clue and dont send to them. This way, you dont waste time, and can clear up your contact list.

    18 votes
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