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  1. give me an easy way to turn skype bloatware off

    turn it off i just want to turn it off

    2 votes
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  2. Training

    Create a 'how-to' PDF for not so tech-savvy people to follow with examples of pop-ups that may occur when installing or setting up accounts.

    I have to create this training material for an NFP mentor group that will be using skype to communicate with mentees, and unfortunately, a lot of these people have never used or don't want to use skype because 'it's too complicated'. so I am creating an easy to read SOP for them to follow while setting up their accounts.
    It would be great if you could provide examples of install popups so they know what to…

    1 vote
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  3. Add a way for users to indicate that an Idea is duplicated

    Add a way for users to indicate that an Idea is duplicated, otherwise some users are casting their votes away, once there might be the same idea over and over again with 50 votes each, but togheter they could be 200 or more.

    Also, even if is is written in the "How it works" to check if your idea already exists before openning a new one, the system to find similar ideas are far from perfect and not user friendly, so the person might not find the similar ideas and create a new one.

    1 vote
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  4. Sort the Ideas by the most voted

    Sort the Ideas by the most voted, after inserting the key words in the search place. So you can vote in the most similiar idea with most votes.

    2 votes
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  5. Add notifications history for notifications from our side

    Add notifications history list for notifications from our side. Same as we have notifications history from our contacts. So, user can check if their child or somebody else do something if device stayed unlocked while user has been away.

    1 vote
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  6. Idea about the removal of a person in a call

    Show the person that removed you from the video chat

    8 votes
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  7. Skype blocking feature

    The person that is being blocked on skype, can’t find out if they are being blocked or not by the person who blocked them, such as: they can still see the persons account and profile, status as last seen days ago, and messaging them, theres no way someone can find out if they are blocked. The features of being blocked from the article are wrong. Please fix this issue.

    1 vote
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. shows what songs im listening like hotmail messenger did last time

    shows what songs im listening like hotmail messenger did last time. Just for fun.

    2 votes
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  10. Annotate on screen

    It will be great to be able to annotate on screen. This feature is available in Zoom meetings and not Skype, and it leaves Skype with a disadvantage. All the participants may be able to collaborate by drawing on screen.

    2 votes
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  11. Bring back skype 7

    Bring back skype 7 pls

    4 votes
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  12. Prompt to download the recordings

    A prompt to download the recording will be much more helpful to document interviews and conversations.

    4 votes
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  13. the others see me offline when I'm online

    I need to be shown as Online if I'm Online, actually people see me Offline when I'm Online

    3 votes
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  14. I want to remove skype. make it an option to remove completely. Not disable. REMOVE.

    Create option to remove skype, skype for business, skype for whatever. I do not want skype!

    2 votes
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  15. iOS edge

    I would like to have the option of using Microsoft Edge to open links in iOS Skype. Outlook for iOS gives the option, so I would like to see the same option in Skype for iOS. Thanks!

    1 vote
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  16. Only group creators should be able to mute/remove other participants

    I have been using Skype for teaching online. There are many participants per group and we use video calls.
    It is a shame that Skype does not have the option for admins only (group creators) to be the only ones to control other people's microphones, group chat box and removing other participants.
    It has happened on numerous occasions that participants have been muting other people's mics, have removed them from group etc.
    This is really frustrating.
    Why can't there be an option that only the administrator can control everything and everyone?

    18 votes
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  17. Prevent users from removing members of a group conversation in Skype

    Here inSpain, due to the current Covid-19 emergency, many schools started to use Skype for lessons, at least temporarily while evaluating specific software solutions.

    The problem is that students already familiar with Skype are having fun removing the other students from the call. In some cases, they are even removing the teacher.

    Would it be possible NOT to allow a User to remove another User/the Admin from a group chat and leave this option only to the Admin?

    Thank you!

    15 votes
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  18. User friendly

    Too many problems that still need to be resolved. I find it unfathomable that Skype, by Microsoft (!), is so user UN-friendly. Dear Microsoft work on it asap or someone else will get it faster than you and you will lose your market share. Make an easy menu, give options of ringing sounds, of volume, decipher the differences of Skype name or user name, make entering a group chat possible by an easier way - especially if one is a little late entering the group (which i have found impossible sometimes) , have more pop-up menus , explain more, put…

    5 votes
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  19. Appropriate Status when user is "On Call"

    It would be helpful feature if we show the proper status on Skype when user is on call.

    If I set my status as "Active" and I get call from someone on Skype or I call some on Skype, my status is still shown as "Active". It should get automatically get changed to "In call", so that other people come to know this person is on another call and wait for calling them.

    7 votes
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  20. Should have group admin

    Means the person who made the group has the opportunity of putting roles on people. For E.G.

    Can't remove people
    Can't add people

    9 votes
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