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  1. Audable Alert For Incoming Chat Messages

    With earlier Versions of Skype the ability to attach your/my own .wav File sound for incoming chat messages was brilliant for Desktop/Laptop use while at home. I personally created a cut-down of the ABBA "Ring, Ring Why Don't You Give Me a Call" and attached it for my Incoming Chats and provided it to several of my regular contacts to do similar. That way we were able to conduct live-time chat sessions while continuing to perform other menial tasks away from the computer whenever desired. It would be GREAT to enable something similar in the current version.

    14 votes
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  2. I want to be able to delete conversations after I chat.

    Put up a privacy category like the old version before this one had where we could delete the conversations.

    10 votes
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  3. When you have a chat active please put the cursor into the text input so you can start writing

    When you have a chat active please put the cursor into the text input so you can start typing (autofocus), I have to manually set the focus on the textarea to start typing

    14 votes
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  4. Messages delay and No notification sound even turn on.

    Skype version 8.33.0.43 does not work. Messages delay and No notification sound when new messages come even notification turn on.

    17 votes
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  5. There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features.

    There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features also which can Convert Any Language into Any Forms of Other Language....

    24 votes
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  6. Minimum Split view window widths are too wide and do not remember their last positions

    Split view windows in Classic Skype were able to remember their last known positions on the desktop. The widths of the split windows could be shortened more than what their counterparts had as a minimum window width in Skype for Windows 10. Particularly with the Chat window.

    21 votes
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  7. Bring back /alertson [text] chat command

    Bring back /alertson [text] chat command as a flexible tool in addition to smart notifications.
    It was very convenient to have user-defined word as a trigger for notification, not just @-mention

    8 votes
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  8. Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    14 votes
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  9. send voice message

    I really do not want to send video messages. Please provide a way to turn this off and just send voice messages, particularly as it is not possible to see if someone is online but not available

    13 votes
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  10. Skype 8 doesn't show when a message was edited

    Unlike earlier versions, in Skype 8 when you hover over the pencil icon, which is the icon signifying that a message has been edited, it doesn't display when it was edited.

    Please include this vital information again. Skype support indicated that not including it is "by design."

    5 votes
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  11. I would prefer to sign in and sign out, as I used to on skype 7. at the moment anyone can read my skype conversations if the computer is on,

    I want to retain the sign in, sign out procedure that I had with Skype 7. At the moment anyone can read my Skype messages if the computer in on. This is not what I want.

    9 votes
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  12. Export entire lifespan of conversation, with dates, names, times, image previews

    Wouldn't it be great to select all in a conversation history with someone, copy and paste it, and everything pasted , the ENTIRE chat, plus dates names and times, AND image/link previews?

    29 votes
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  13. Provide incoming chats with a sound

    Provide incoming chats with a sound even when a particular chat is not open, to alert for incoming message when away from the computer.

    21 votes
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  14. Better if you can provide date and time of chat like old version in chate window

    Hi, I request you to continue with old feature and keep date and time of chat in Skype chat box. in new version this is missing

    Thank you

    24 votes
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  15. activate voice message on desktop please

    activate voice message on desktop please , because it isn't allowed on desktop

    18 votes
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  16. Please bring back the option to disable typing indicator

    We should be able to turn off whether or not another user can see when we are typing an IM

    71 votes
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  17. Pin conversation

    Hi,

    I very like your Gallery feature.
    But if u guys can develop a additional as "Pin Message*. It would be awesome.
    Because in some situations, we can share a lot of links, but I only want to pin one of them into top.
    I hope this ideal very make sense, If u can make a beta, for sure I and my team would like to be very first candidates.

    Thank you so much.
    Anh

    8 votes
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  18. Why can't I bulk delete Recent Chats? What a rubbish!

    Why can't I bulk delete Recent Chats? What a rubbish!

    22 votes
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  19. Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    25 votes
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  20. 8 votes
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