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  1. Documentation for how exactly Web link previews are fetched, and a tool for re-fetch

    Hello.

    Webdevs and their clients around the world need Skype to have the possibility to re-fetch Web link preview images.

    Currently, it seems to be 1) no docs for the current Web link preview fetching, 2) no tool for purging and re-fetching the cached image.

    Example questions for the docs to answer:
    - which meta tags are used for Web link previews?
    - how many such meta tags are processed?
    - which one og:image is taken, if there are many tags present?
    - are there limits on file size, pixel dimensions and proportions of images?
    - what happens when there…

    5 votes
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  2. Let us be able to send files that have a lot of space

    Let us be able to send files that have a lot of space. Skype only let's files no more then 300 mb to be sent. I wanted to send my friend a set of records videos I did but the just a single video takes a lot of space. So if there could be an update that let's us send files that takes up more space.

    4 votes
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  3. One button delete for all conversations and calls to allow the list to be easily tidied up.

    One button delete for all conversations and calls to allow the list to be easily tidied up.

    6 votes
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  4. The ability to highlight text in color (for emphasis)

    Right now, we can use asterisks to bold text, but that only helps so much in drawing someone's attention to particularly important sections of a message. It's certainly easy to miss, especially when going back through history.

    I suggest giving us the ability to mark sections of text with yellow highlighting, which is a traditional, attention-getting color. This could be accomplished easily with HTML or CSS.

    2 votes
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  5. Recreating an easy to use version of Skype, i.e. the human interface.

    A few basic Skype questions (1/21/2020):

    i Using Skype to contact someone who has Skype and their computer is on, --then what form of addressing is used and where is it keyed in, which surprisingly isn't mentioned anywhere that I can find, and how is the recipient notified?

    ii For calls from a Skype computer to a telephone, where is the phone number keyed in, there is no keypad icon visible.

    iii I don’t have a mobile phone number, nor a cell phone, never provided a mobile number, so why am I asked for a mobile phone number, to eliminate…

    1 vote
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  6. Hello. I would like to restore a record that has been stored for 30 days. Already 30 days have passed. Help me please.

    Hello. I would like to restore a record that has been stored for 30 days. Already 30 days have passed. Help me please.

    1 vote
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  7. Pin chat

    Pin Chat (conversation), so that it doesn't get thrown all over the place when new chats come in.

    1 vote
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  8. Why not going back to a bot translation, wich was working almost well, especially offline !!!!!!

    Why not going back to a bot translation, wich was working almost well, especially offline !!!!!!

    1 vote
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  9. Controllable Volume and Choosable sound from a file on my computer for Notification of New SMS Messages received

    I have a hard time knowing when I receive a SMS message from a contact. It would be great if I could choose from a file on my computer, a sound byte to notify me of a new message, and have the ability to control sound volume. Also, the ability to actuate a Popup Notice would also be good as part of this Control Feature for Notification of Messages.

    5 votes
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  10. Recover the lost private message

    I have recently lost the private Convo with a contact. I have not deleted the private Convo but they are automatically lost.. It is very unexpected from Skype..

    2 votes
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  11. Add Flame Emoji to Message Reacts

    Add the Flame Emoji to Message Reacts

    1 vote
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  12. chat in mini view

    hi
    in groove music in have a feature mini view
    i want like this in my chat
    my chat show on top and small
    i can always chat

    1 vote
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  13. See rescinded invitations

    There are lots of spammers out there. I get 4 to 5 unsolicited chats per day. The spammers have become smarter and withdraw their invitations quickly if you do not respond immediately. It would be an effective anti-spam tool to be able to see who has invited you to chat and to be able to flag that invitation as legitimate or as spam. We have a list of blocked contacts. The withdrawn invitations could be listed there, too.

    2 votes
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  14. Allowing to download messages in pdf so we can print and save our conversation

    Please allow skype to be downloaded in pdf so that we can print the conversations and save it.

    2 votes
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  15. Enable/Disable Setting of Auto Showing Last Text

    There should have a setting of showing last chat text, like while I opened my Skype it showing all contact list and their associate last text which I have sent/received, which is very embarrassing while I opened my Skype in-front of other peoples, like colleague, friends etc.

    3 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. reference number 1492684516. Don't allow to mark messages as spam if people are in the contact list

    reference number 1492684516. I think one of your functions are very wrong. It's when you right clicking on the message and you choose "complain". Like unwanted message or spam. The point is I use Skype because people I have in my skype contacts always receive my messages. That's why I use skype in the first place instead of emails where my messages can be marked as spam. But now some hater in my contacts simply can mark my message as spam and nobody will receive my messages. You should make it like this: We can send messages to people who…

    2 votes
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  18. Would like to receive SMS texts to my skype phone number for 2 factor authentication purposes (banks, etc.)

    Would like to receive SMS texts to my skype phone number for 2 factor authentication purposes (banks, etc.) as I work outside the US

    4 votes
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  19. Skype crash when I try paste text

    Hello! I have iOs 13 Iphone XS MAX and I have a problem. When I copy large text and try to paste into message field for sending to another contact, Skype app get a crash/freeze.
    And yes, I try to reinstall Skype APP, try to reboot iPhone but it still there... Can you help me?

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  20. Create subgroup of existing group

    Clone group with checklist of members to fast create subgroup without selected member(s).

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