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  1. Unlimited SMS Subscription

    Well I will be honest, when I saw your unlimited call plan I was shocked at how good it is. I immediately wanted to get it.
    And I plan on getting it soon.
    But your messaging costs are simply not on the same level.
    A reasonably priced Unlimited SMS Subscription would be a game changer for me and many more.
    Many would be able to immediately drop their SMS plan on their mobile carrier. And swap to Skype. Me Included.

    Perhaps for a combined plan for lets say 20$ a month for Unlimited calls & messages internationally. Or a separate…

    16 votes
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  2. Toggle chat conversation between right and left side of calls

    The Option to choose to put "chat" on the left or right side of calls.

    Very helpful for people with different multi-monitor setups. Having chat only on one side makes calls harder to read the chat while using 2+ monitors.

    13 votes
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  3. I want to send messages to my friends even when they are offline!

    My offline friends SHOULD be able to receive messages !

    3 votes
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  4. There should be an option to mark certain messages in a chat as OPEN

    If we can mark some messages as OPEN for which other user's comment or reply is awaited, it will make conversations more clear and robust. Users can know what points are pending to be responded to.

    1 vote
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  5. Download all media from a chat at once

    There should be an option to download multiple pictures and files at once from a chat.
    Let's say the sender's have sent me multilple pictures and files during a chat today, if I can download them at once, it would be much easier.

    3 votes
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  6. Unable to send the images

    I need to save the snap shot to send to anyone. Earlier it was working fine.
    Fix that.

    Copy the pic and just send to anyone...
    it was pretty awesome

    1 vote
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  7. smile

    добавьте, пожалуйста, смайл "пускающий слюни", типа оочень нравится идея или в восторге от того, что прислали". можно и в реакцию на сообщение и просто в список смайлов) мне кажется будет пользоваться популярностью :)

    1 vote
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  8. Backup old chats or groups

    Backup old messages or groupchats that you deleted

    6 votes
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  9. very large IM text font for visually impaired people

    Visually impaired people need to be able to make the IM font size much larger and bold to be able to see it. Particularly relevant for deaf visually impaired as they cannot use voice calls.

    6 votes
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  10. 7 votes
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  11. confused emoji

    Confused Emoji - emoji with question marks orbiting around the face

    13 votes
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  12. Close skype chat in split view with ESC

    Close skype chat in split view with ESC - as it was in previous versions, now the only way to close it is to press close icon

    15 votes
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  13. Highlight the searched term in specific chat

    Hi,

    When we search anything in specific Chat Skype not highlighting that search terms

    It annoy me please bring this feature

    3 votes
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  14. Make edit mode exit when you clear the message box

    When you press up to edit a message but then you want to reply to a new message, you erase the content but the messaging is still in edit mode.
    Skype 7 was going out of that mode when you remove the text.
    Now it's hard to tell you're still in edit mode (even harder in full screen) and you can edit by mistake while entering a new message

    2 votes
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  15. Show when a message has been deleted like it was on the previous version.

    Show when a message has been deleted like it was on the previous version.
    Before when someone deleted a message you were informed because it was saying the message has been deleted in chat.

    Now we have nothing, no more information that the message was deleted.
    Please bring back this feature that was very helpful for many people not just me.

    7 votes
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  16. Up arrow button

    You should have an upwards arrow button on phone/iPhone that lets u scroll up and read older messages just like you have the arrow at the bottom that lets you read newest messages. Tx

    3 votes
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  17. a male superhero emoticon

    dear skype team! please, provide a male superhero emoticon. I am so lucky to work with a great guy and there is no possibility to say how cool he is with emoticon. Be sure, I am not the only one who is suffering without a superhero in skype

    3 votes
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  18. For the love of god, I don't want much, just please make an option to disable automatic text formating

    For the love of god, I'm not asking for much, but please just add a feature to disable automatic text formatting or me and my friends are moving to Discord.

    I'm not asking for a whole * of a lot, just for the love of god, if I wrap something in s like this, I don't want it to be BOLD.

    Please?

    7 votes
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  19. LET's MAKE SKYPE WORK AGAIN . Good idea ?????????

    Once again SKYPE have upgraded their systems and it DOESN'T WORK !!!!!!!! Why why why why do they do it over and over again and prevent seniors and those on a low income from chatting any more? I certainly don't have £1000 to upgrade my PC from win XP. It worked fine Monday. Not upgrade to our new version and guess what ................ IT WON'T WORK. What an achievement, and they are paid vasts amount of money to do this.
    Rule #1 - If it ain't broken then it don't need fixing !!!!!!

    11 votes
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  20. Android. Sending messages in the background

    All porgrams have an opportunity to accept and send messages in the background
    1) Why doesn’t skype tell me that a message cannot be sent because there is no Internet?
    2) why the message is not sent when the skype is closed and has access to the Internet? The process in the background does not want to do anything. slacker!


    Skype через мобильный интернет не отправил сообщение. и после в течении 12 часов так и не отправил его хотя был подключен к интернету и даже вайфаю. После я открыл приложение и сообщение только только отправилось.
    1)У всех месенжеров есть возможность…

    6 votes
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