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  1. Let us turn off text formating

    Give us the choice to turn off text formating

    18 votes
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  2. Get rid of the smiley in the messages

    Have you been reading the feedback on the web? Please get rid of the smileys. Imagine sending a message like 'Andy had surgery' and receiving that with a smiley.

    6 votes
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  3. Reply/Quote media messages

    Quote media messages such as images, videos..etc

    12 votes
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  4. Please include an option to delete the message in private conversations

    Please look into this feature and include in future. we need an option to edit the messages in private conversations as well delete option :)

    21 votes
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  5. Drag & drop to any Conversation

    In previous versions of Skype, there was a function, where you could drag a file from your computer and send it any previous conversation by dropping it on any of those. now it only drops on the active conversation.

    Please bring it back.

    6 votes
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  6. Align sent messages on the left side when on desktop

    Position sent messages on the left when on desktop version. When on desktop and skype is maximized, having to read left and then right is disturbing, it does make sense on mobile only as the screen is compact and allows easy reading/distinguishing from sent and received messages.

    6 votes
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  7. Individiaul Timestamps

    While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour,…

    19 votes
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  8. Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.

    Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.
    Add this for group and single message.
    Time display right side or below user name.
    Please check the below screen for more details-
    https://www.screencast.com/t/CkQwHxRo

    18 votes
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  9. new feature "read receipts"

    Hi,
    That "read receipts" feature you just pushed, you know the one that had a bug that took days to fix and we couldn't use the messaging service all that time? Well that is just another new useless feature that's making Skype even more clunky and slow. Why do you actually bother coming up with those stupid ideas and make users' life miserable?!? Why do you feel like you just HAVE to keep POs and stakeholders happy (and busy) by inflicting us all this crap?????? Just keep it simple, fast and accessible and ALL users will praise you for that. …

    7 votes
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  10. Skype shouldn't send IMG data from paste (ctrl+v) without confirmation.

    Skype shouldn't send IMG data from paste (ctrl+v) without confirmation. You don't wanna send to your manager photo of your cat and you don't wanna send to your friend skreenshot of work data accidentally.

    7 votes
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  11. 33 votes
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  12. 5 votes
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  13. Implement a way to reply to a SKYPE message with an Outlook email the same way you can reply to an Outlook email w/ a SKYPE message

    The ability to reply to a SKYPE message with an Outlook email the same way you can reply to an Outlook email w/ a SKYPE message would be a helpful feature addition.

    8 votes
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  14. Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    59 votes
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  15. Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    16 votes
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  16. 15 votes
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  17. 9 votes
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  18. Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    I'm software enginner so I know what I talk.
    Could be uncompatible with many laws, where I MUST BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY DATA.

    Thanks skype people keeping skype a good app and not an another fading away app.

    11 votes
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  19. Respect us

    If we put a Do Not Disturb or Invisible, it mean you can send a message to us but to calls etc. That would be embarrassing on a phone user...

    9 votes
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  20. Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group. Roles. Chat Commands.

    Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group.
    Its very important for Skype Safety to be able to make a Skype room group Moderated (seems this should be by default). Allow room creator or admin to remove inappropriate messages/links/files/pics of group members. Admin/Creator should be able to create a Banlist so the wrong people (abusers) can not join or be added by members, despite if Joining/link to join is enabled or not. Admin needs to be able to add other admins though Creator role would be better. I have recently been asked about muting an individual in a group,…

    147 votes
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