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  1. Please restore Skype chat and admin commands.

    Skype used to have a lot of great features. They had admin commands, they had discussion topics in addition to chat banners. They removed so many things that actually worked and we're left with a shell of a program. I don't understand. I can't /get or /set anything.

    I'm trying to set alarms in our chat. While it used to be doable, now it's just impossible.

    6 votes
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  2. 4 votes
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  3. Please add function a audio message for my account. I have only laptop.

    Please add function a audio message for my account. I have only laptop.

    2 votes
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  4. Enabling recovery or retrieval of deleted messages

    Placing both options ("Take conversation off from Favorites" and "Delete Conversation") so close to another, in the same right-click menu, with no retrieve or recovery option- is a ****** UI planning to say the least- if not worse then that.
    But on top of that, its awfully disappointing and even shocking that a company like Microsoft does not offer its users the basic ability to backup such conversations and to recover them in case of such mistakes. After all- this was the whole point in moving stuff into cloud services- so that all critical things wont be all saved and…

    2 votes
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  5. I should be able to contact Skype support with live chat

    SKYPE support SUCKS!!! As a paying subscriber, at least I should be able to contact support, not having to go through a bunch of questions and does not have the issues I have. I just purchased skype credits and it does not show in my skype when I wanted to place a call. I have to log in to my account to see my balance but it does not show in my desktop skype.

    13 votes
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  6. auto save

    Have it where you can set a setting for each contact to autosave pictures and videos to the file you choose to download files to when you have the auto download feature turned on so you don't have to spend an hour or two saving pictures or videos people send you. It would save time and stress and shouldn't be too hard to put into the program.

    3 votes
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  7. Repetitive polls, copy a poll from existed one

    It would be great to have an ability to create repetitive polls.
    E.g. I have to create some poll only once but the next day I would like to 'copy' it, amend if needed, and post it again.

    2 votes
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  8. Add cryptocurrency micropayments to Skype (XRP and others)

    Dear Skype, The age of MicroPayments has come and we need your support. The era of Internet of Value is kocniking at the door. My idea is to implement micropayments in Skype. Allow us to buy SkypeCredits with XRpTipBot , allow us to send micro payments on Skype chat as well.
    Please have a look at http://xrptipbot.com/ and its open API https://www.xrptipbot.com/app/api-spec which is pretty easy to implement.
    XRPtipBot is now available in 40+ languages. It's available for Twitter / Reddit / Discord / Telegram and recently has been added to Microsoft Outlook please visit http://moneymessage.radynamics.com/moneymessage_www/
    What's more it has…

    2,316 votes
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    Hi. Thanks for sharing this Idea! Cryptocurrency micropayments sounds really cool right :) Like any other leading technology company Microsoft is already testing blockchain.
    Although I don’t have any information about cryptocurrency adoption for Skype or any other MS product, please keep continue supporting this Idea. I will share it with our teams :)
    Note: I’ve edited the title of this Idea little bit so it fits to cryptocurrencies generally ;)

    - Petr

  9. Switching off cortana suggestions in group chat

    There should be the ability for group admins to disable cortana suggestions in a group chat. It is very annoying when people spam cortana.

    6 votes
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  10. Cannot Save Chat Histories

    Skype version 8 for the past year was able to write my Skype chats to the version 7 database that was running successfully on my PC. Last week, Microsoft disabled version 7 completely, which stopped my Skype version 8 chats from being written to the version 7 database. And now I have NO OPTION to continue to save my chat histories.

    22 votes
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  11. HEIC in Skype Chat

    Make it possible to see a HEIC picture/file in the chat window, in the same way and a JPEG

    3 votes
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  12. Automated response to instant messages

    It would be great to be able to create an auto-responder to messages on Skype

    5 votes
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  13. OneDrive Integration

    The Integration of OneDrive is very useful. I love this feature. But if you want to share some pictures you just see the file name... please make it possible to see the picture itself.

    4 votes
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  14. Allow to start selecting text from outside of a text block...

    Suggestion:
    Please allow message text selection when you start selecting with the mouse hovered a little outside of the text block.

    It was possible in the older Skype version.
    Now it isn't ...and it is a PITA.

    CURRENT VERSION:
    - To be able to select the first characters of a text message, you have to hover the mouse to a pixel-perfect place where the first character lays...


    • When you hover the mouse a little more to the left, you now cannot select the text at all...

    8 votes
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  15. Option for removing personal smileys for perticuler message

    There should be option for removing personal smileys which are reacted on particular message .

    3 votes
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  16. SMS Subscription

    Skype has started SMS Receiving facility that's a great update so far since the new version of Skype. We are eagerly waiting for the SMS Subscription.

    14 votes
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  17. Wish you can customize reactions from your friends medsages.

    Need to be able to customize reaction to friends messages.

    6 votes
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  18. Mute Group Notifications.

    Can you please provide group notification mute option?

    Like whatsapp, So I can mute notification of specific group.

    Mute means not sound but notification will not appear in desktop after mute.

    9 votes
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  19. Scroll reaction emoticons with mouse wheel (or touchpad)

    Now you can only use arrows to scroll through reaction emoticons. Scrolling with mouse wheel (or touchpad gestures) should be also available.

    3 votes
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  20. wave /shake to online user window

    Sometimes user miss the notifications then he dont realize wo check skype for some one waiting, so We should have a feature wich will buzz / wave the chart window for other online user to grab there attention.
    and it wan be setting based so it will be mutual understanding the team will keep such setting on. for team users.

    2 votes
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