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  1. Import / Export contacts on new versions

    Since Classic Skype version was just canceled, the new versions have no backup / import contacts features, and Skype is filled with security breaches that causes accounts to be hacked all over => It is essential to add the import / export contacts (to .vcf) on the new Skype versions for security reasons.

    25 votes
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  2. Enable seeing chat history date also. At present only day being shown, it is difficult to see the date of a historical chat

    Enable seeing chat history "date" also. At present only day is being shown, it is difficult to see the date of a historical chat.

    22 votes
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  3. 5 votes
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  4. Stop sending out updates and revert to the last version before you bought it and ruined it in 2011

    Pkease give us back the original 2010 version of Skype, you know the one that worked before Microsoft trashed it. Currently Skype is so bad I only use it when I really have no choice. Like windows 10 it is a total disaster and eats data. Scrap version 8 at the very least it is useless

    10 votes
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  5. Don't force close Skype 7 while I'm in the middle of a call to make me upgrade

    today, instead of just a dialog I could dismiss, the demand that I upgrade from Skype 7 actually DISCONNECTED MY CALL, closed the app and did not allow me to continue using Skype 7 at all. This is about the worst customer experience I could imagine because I was actually speaking to someone and the call just cut off and I couldn't redial. I have no idea if my blocking bugs in new versions of Skype have been fixed; I just know that Skype thought the desire to force me to upgrade was more important than my business call.

    8 votes
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  6. functionality on old version 7 not available on the new one

    In the old version 7 of skype it was possible to see last contact access with format year year day hour minutes and seconds putting your status on Offline. In the new is possible to see only the time since the last time the contact was online (x hours ago, y days ago, etc.).
    Is it possible to see the details as in the previous version?

    10 votes
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  7. This is absolute garbage. This is the same incompetence that resulted in people leaving IE.

    Give people back the old version, work the on new version and THEN release a FINISHED product. You're product is now useless to me.

    10 votes
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  8. Need to save subtitles from a meeting call to a file.

    I like the new subtitles feature. It potentially provides the notes from an online meeting. We need to save these to a file.

    66 votes
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  9. Bring Back Disabling Formatting!

    Please, for the love of all things holy, bring back the ability to disable special formatting. This is a deal breaker and the UTTER inability to turn it off so I have plain, basic text is off-putting and making me seriously consider leaving Skype altogether after having been a paying customer for YEARS

    8 votes
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  10. There should be a way to click onto the home page after you have been in a chat so that you only see your welcome/home page

    There should be a way to click onto the home page after you have been in a chat so that you only see your welcome/home page

    5 votes
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  11. 9 votes
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  12. The ability to change the color of text bubbles for different people/chats.

    The ability to change the color of text bubbles for different people/chats.

    13 votes
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  13. Allow Skype Connect use my existing phone number

    I would like to keep my existing landline phone number because all my contacts already have that phone number

    7 votes
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  14. Allow Skype Connect to send faxes

    Allow Skype Connect to send faxes

    13 votes
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  15. Sign in and out - Privacy issue

    Please set back the option to automatically sign out from skype upon shut down of computer. Also, when turn computer on again, it is OK to start skype automatically (if I choose that option) but not toLOG ME IN-specially because I never said I want skype to REMEMBER MY PASSWORD. Even if skype saved/recognize my user, when I turn on skype It should ask for my password before log in, not to sign me in automatically.

    This is really a PRIVACY ISSUE! It allows ANYONE access to others skype accounts.. This is a serious breach of EVERYONE`S PRIVACY.

    Please fix…

    14 votes
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  16. skype for apple watch

    skype for apple watch

    13 votes
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  17. 6 votes
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  18. Skype at any device!

    in Germany skype is killed by WhatsApp, what differs skype and WA previously was that skype was available on many devices like xbox360, smart TVs etc. ...this is gone! I mean cmon ,NOBODY is bying a Xbox One because skype has been removed from Xbox360, These People feel deceived, betrayed… It is not even possible to WiFi mirror the screen to a TV... WTF?!?

    6 votes
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  19. Dialing from Mac Contacts using Skype is not longer working with Skype.

    I had Microsoft SkypeABDialer and SkypeABCaller bundle in my Address book library on my mac. This would allow me to dial using skype direct from Apple contacts Now that I upgraded to Mojave it is no longer working. This is a very important feature for me. Is someone working on updating the ABbundle so when you select a phone number in apple contacts it gives you the option of dialing from your cell phone or dialing from Skype.Please it is very hard to find info about this. I think the ABCalling bundle was included with Apple Mountain Lion. It functioned…

    5 votes
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  20. 7 votes
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