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  1. Give us option for alert sounds!

    PLEASE give us options on message alert sounds! I have a mild hearing impairment and this new alert sound is WAY too subtle and quiet. I have not seen movement on this issue despite multiple complaints by users. This isn't just a "I want to play the x-files theme song" issue! It's an ADA issue.

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  2. Recent Chats: combine "Sort by Time" vs "Sort by Unread"

    The New Skype desktop offers "Sort by Time" vs "Sort by Unread", but I miss so many messages, opportunities to talk to clients, because I'll have 'Sort by Time' open & new chat does not appear there.

    Later, I look at 'Sort by Unread' & there are messages that don't show-up under the 'Sort by Time'.

    Is this a glitch, or you mean it that way? We can only see one or the other?

    Why can't I see ALL my text messages & requests all in one place?

    PS: I'm on a Win7 PC with the Win7 version of NEW…

    1 vote
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  3. Need a feature

    need a settings like when call is going on at that time "No notifications should be received" whenever anyone tags or any messages is received specially when screen is shared of the user as few messages are not to be disclosed to any other person who is on call

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  4. Adding A Task or sheet

    We can add a feature of generating a task to take suggestions from other group members. For example, if we want some interview questions from team members then we can have one task or something like sheet where all can give their inputs rather then the message separately. To find questions in old messages is a little bit difficult, so if we have one particular task or sheet then we can get inputs of all from that task of a sheet.

    1 vote
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  5. Have schedueling messages so you can chose when to send it and to whom

    Send a specific message at a specific time to a certain person for when you are bot around or when u just need to be able to send a message ahen u wont be able to talk

    3 votes
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  6. Read messages indicator

    Please make available to see message read indicator to be seen in the lis list of recent comversations lists

    8 votes
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  7. ping

    the ability to send '' PING!!! ''

    2 votes
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  8. Emoticon tooltip

    It would be nice to have a tooltip on emoticons in chat window

    2 votes
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  9. Skype chats

    fix copy and paste so Skype chats can be saved in Word w normal formatting. Used to be great, but latest Skype version, is a disaster, IMHO. The garble now, means to send anyone a transcript of a Skype chat takes a Long time, for business this is very inconvenient. Should be top priority fix.

    13 votes
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  10. Delete Chat History older than 14 days

    Old Skype you could decide on how long to keep conversations before deleting, Bring back delete chat history older than 14 days

    21 votes
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  11. Automatically hide Skype conversations older than 12 hours

    Automatically hide Skype conversations older than 12 hours

    5 votes
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  12. It doesn't have ability to respond an specific word or sentence.

    Please add the ability of responding an specific word or sentence.

    1 vote
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Re-add the "Send Date", to be displayed when the mouseover a message

    Re-Add the functionality that when mouseover any message, Sent Date is displayed. Currently, in order to see this date, quoting the message is necessary

    4 votes
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  15. SMS icon in SKYPE, to click on icon; and then be allowed the option to purchase SMS credit to send SMS messages.

    Easier application for purchasing sms credits . It is taking me hours to be able to add credits, and I still have not accomplished my task, goal.

    4 votes
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  16. Chat tab

    Please consider a new chat tab feature that allows the user to open a chat in a new tab, in order to handle any number of chats at the same time with each chat running in a separate tab.

    16 votes
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  17. Bigger Emoji / Emoticons

    The Emojis / Emoticons should be showed bigger in Chat on Android... Like the way on Windows 😉👍

    4 votes
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  18. maybe add a select all button

    when sending a card to your contacts have a select all added button to where it would select all in contacts to send too

    2 votes
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  19. Skype for Web - Bring back the support for most OS and browsers!

    Recent Skype for Web update supports only Windows 10, macOS (and Chrome, Edge browsers only) So rest of the OS (e.g. Linux, Chrome OS) and browsers (e.g. Firefox, Opera) no longer has the access to Skype for Web! This is very disappointing from different aspects.

    (Example-1) I need to access my Skype urgently on someone else's device but they're using the unsupported platform. So my work is undone. So lack of portability support will encourage me to switch to other messaging platforms.

    (Example-2) Some people might feel complicated to use the Skype client for whatever reasons, and no access to…

    27 votes
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  20. Add a feature that can remove you from all the groups you are with blocked contacts.

    I've been having a contact harrassing me constantly because after I removed it from my contacts and blocked it's still on a lot of groups that I've been creating. Please add a feature that allows me to get out of all the groups that I'm in with a certain contact.

    2 votes
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