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  1. Disable special format

    Allow the option to disable special formatting.

    9 votes
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  2. Downloading files shouldn't overwrite existing ones

    Skype is overwriting existing files when the name matches instead of creating a new one with another name. If I want to access to the old file I have to delete it and download it again (if it stills available).

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there, thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry if some of your files were overwritten. I will share your feedback with Product Team. Meanwhile you can go to Settings – Messaging and set Auto-download to off to make sure it won’t happen again.

    - Petr

  3. translator

    why only voice translator? what happened to the old textual translators? I am deaf and voice is completely useless! textual is a great blessing when talking with my wife and family in Thailand

    7 votes
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  4. group chat description

    just add a group description feature in skype group chat just like in whatsapp group

    9 votes
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  5. recover deleted chat conversation history

    recover deleted chat conversation history

    41 votes
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  6. Suggested responses should be marked so the recipient knows it might be "shorthand"

    Suggested responses should be marked so the recipient knows it's a suggestion and not a manually typed response. This allows senders to use them as a "shorthand" even if they are only an approximation of a sensible response. This tips the recipient off that the response may have a "stretched meaning".

    Example:
    Them: "Is it alright if I do that one thing?"
    Me: "Right on!" (Suggested response)

    In this case, "Right on!" doesn't quite align with the flow of the conversation, but the recipient knows I'm simply answering in the affirmative.

    8 votes
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  7. Default SMS capability

    Should be like it was on windows phone. Where you can use Skype as your default SMS application, where you have the ability to send both text messages and Skype messages int he same app WITHOUT using Skype credit

    11 votes
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  8. in old version the user can delete a message from conversation; but currently we can not delete message from conversation the delete option

    in old version the user can delete a message from conversation; but currently we can not delete message from conversation the delete option is disable why??????????

    24 votes
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  9. Bring back chat history or allow me to cope more than one box at a time

    Why have you deleted chat history?
    The most important part of the system is to have a conversation and save it.
    You wont even allow me to manually save a conversation because if i try and copy more than one message at a time (or use Control A) its disabled.
    Please fix this

    13 votes
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  10. Chant history should be stored locally like earlier version

    You should store the chat history locally. It's very difficult to find an Old chat since using cloud.

    15 votes
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  11. option to disable "react to this message" button

    Please, add an option to disable "react to this message" button near every incoming message. It looks annoying. I'm not going to use it and wish to hide it.

    9 votes
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  12. Show time of message seen by other person

    Add a feature which shows when other person had seen your's message.

    5 votes
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  13. Give us a toggle for formatting

    Please, just give us a toggle for turning advanced formatting on or off, like you have in Skype 7+. For those of us who have difficulties with reading things that are bolded or italicized due to being low vision users, something like this is vital. Putting two @ symbols in front of every post is not a feasible workaround, due to how things work in Skype. Please, just give us this back.

    9 votes
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  14. Add Sticky Notes option into conversation or Save messages

    Please add notes option in specific conversation so we can save specific data(Ex. Passwords, Project scope messages) and no need scroll up and check all messages

    12 votes
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  15. Move the Send Attachment, Send Contact, Send Cash, and Send Places buttons into the "+" button

    These 4 buttons tale up space in the reply box, they disappear when you start typing and reappear when the box is empty, which is annoying and distracting.

    I feel they should be moved into the "+" button along with other interactions you can have with a contact rather than having them displayed all the time.

    These don't need to be visible all the time, they're rarely used. The "send" button should stay visible and just grey out when the box is empty.

    5 votes
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  16. Ability to delete snapshots - individually or by joint agreement option

    The snapshot as stated by others is poorly positioned and causes randomly timed shoots to occur that then clutter the message board and also annoy the users either as they didn't want a snapshot at all, or don't like the image taken as the person photographed was not prepared for it, and often is at inappropriate time such as the person speaking and their mouth appears open and larger than life, etc.
    Please consider delete option - either snapshooter orientated or both with delete when both have shown agreement to delete, ie 1 has chosen delete that is retained as…

    6 votes
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  17. Please add feature to delete old messages

    Please add feature to delete old messages

    33 votes
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  18. Put the ''chat'' on the right side when you are in a call

    Now: the chat is on the left side, where the contacts are when you are in a call.
    idea: the chat on the right side when you are in a call.
    This will make navigation between contacts easier when you are in a call.

    7 votes
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  19. Message Recovery

    Message recovery- being able to recover messages from up to a few years ago. Maybe on website only? (not on app)

    9 votes
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  20. Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    21 votes
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