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  1. Auto Export Message History

    Put something in that will notify users when their cloud-stored history is about to start overwriting, and suggest they export their message history (or make this automatic). Exports should also be stored as a readily accessible, rather than proprietary file type, and should be indexed for quick and efficient search. Nobody should EVER lose old messages just because their cloud storage is only good for a rolling two-year window!

    20 votes
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  2. Copy part of a message

    The newset version has copy feature but seems to only copy the whole message, not the highlighted part of the message. Would be useful to copy part of a message, ie an email within a message.

    13 votes
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  3. Bring back SMS relay

    Skype updated itself to version 8.30.0.98 and it lost the SMS relay feature I was using.
    Please bring it back

    19 votes
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  4. 31 votes
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  5. Password on private messeges

    Add a password to your messages or private messages

    8 votes
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  6. Where's the bleeps?

    I can't tell if someone sends IM to me. Bring back the desktop version.

    10 votes
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  7. Bring Back Option To Disable Text Formatting

    One thing I can't stand about the new skype is that I can no longer disable Advanced Text Formatting. Not being able to use characters like "*" or "-" without my text turning bold or italic is pretty annoying and from a business perspective quite inconvenient. This is one reason, among many others, why I won't update my skype.

    20 votes
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  8. Why image close X is coming Left ?

    when opening any photo/image in skype, closing X sign is in left.

    Please make it right, as all other application of windows anMicrosoftft, all Close X coming in the top right only.

    than why skype X is coming in left ?

    All time confusing and shutting down Skype by mistake.

    11 votes
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  9. Allow free SMS via carrier SMS -> Email gateways

    Most cell carriers have an SMS -> Email gateway. This allows messages to be sent for free via email to any SMS number. This would be an alternative to requiring a cellular account to send SMS messages as they could be sent from the Skype network via an outbound email gateway. Also, it would eliminate the ludicrous 11¢ per message charge for outbound SMS with Skype credit. Google manages to support it via Google Talk for free so why can't Skype?

    24 votes
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  10. Message status

    Message from someone only pops up briefly. It will be very very helpful to show an unread message outstanding on the skype icon. This used to be a feature, what happened???

    7 votes
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  11. deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    20 votes
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  12. Hi! I'd like to have a pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    Pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    It should stay active till I find that chat.

    5 votes
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  13. Group chat with blocked person

    We are using Skype to work in a development team. I have been abused by one of the members. Now, I am a big boy, I don't go crying to mommy, so I just blocked the dude. No sweat there. But the problem now is that we do work on a project together, and I need to be able to chat regarding work in group chats.

    I therefore suggest that when you block a person, add an option to block him from private chats, group chats, or both.

    7 votes
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  14. Being able to bring up any chat with any person, no matter how old the messages

    I have messages from chats I’d like to reread but Skype has deleted them, and it’s heartbreaking that I can never have those again.

    5 votes
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  15. Please keep all messaging history, but have this *include* video messages. Even on Classic, they started removing them, automatically.

    This is an awesome idea because I really wish I still had my video messages from some lost loved ones that were automatically deleted after a certain period of time. At the very least, we need our history and the way it's organized and kept on Classic Skype, along with how we can search through it. Something to consider with the video messages. Thank you. And, they certainly need to be longer than 20 seconds!! Even 3 minutes didn't seem to be enough. I'm not sure what anyone was thinking with this "upgrade".

    11 votes
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  16. Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7.

    Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7. For example:

    [9/11/2018 10:07:09 PM] Amanda Harris: As you can see. I have my hands full at the moment.
    [9/11/2018 10:07:29 PM] Dom Dzake: ok no problem

    How it is "organized" on V8:

    I'll keep you posted.

    7:52 PM
    Ok

    Amanda, 9:39 PM
    Almost finished.

    Phew!

    I think everyone can see the difference. It's hard to follow, whereas in Classic, it was organized perfectly, with the time AND the date, along with the person's full name.! On V12, you can't even copy a thread of conversations at all.…

    72 votes
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  17. Allow me to save a whole conversation as a text file

    Allow me to save a whole conversation (all history) as a text file on my local computer

    131 votes
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  18. Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available.

    Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available. This allowsa person to proof their entire message.

    12 votes
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  19. Multiple leave chat

    Enable multiple leave chats. When you have a lot of chats (hundred) and you want to leave all them to avoid noise, current UI is not allowing to leave all the chats in just one click. You need to go one by one and leave.

    18 votes
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  20. Let us turn off text formating

    Give us the choice to turn off text formating

    18 votes
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