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  1. Are you cutting or adding features ? I am unable to share My Desktop with the others like i was able to do in previous version !

    Are you cutting or adding features ? I am unable to share My Desktop with the others like i was able to do in previous version !

    5 votes
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  2. Sound Alert for Incoming Messages while skype and a chat is opened in skype for windows desktop

    There was a useful feature in skype8 that it can indicate incoming messages with a sound even when the application/or/chat is currently opened, but in v8.3.4, there is no such option remains in the skype settings, nor under notifications or sounds. Why have you removed that feature? there is no logic to remove this option without any solid reason in skype desktop client. It was very helpful for a VI user to know about new message with an audio alert. Kindly do something positive and bring that feature back to skype8 series. so we can try to use it with…

    25 votes
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  3. Bring back copy/paste quoting.

    Basically what the title says. I can't think of one good reason to keep the current "right click, select quote" method of quoting when ctlr+c/ctrl+v worked perfectly well in the past and let me copy more than just messages, but / commands (such as member roles or emotes or whatever) and the text they would produce with ease.

    18 votes
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  4. Add Auto-Translate or Instant Translate

    Current flow for communicating with people who don't speak English is not convenient.
    Include an option to translate a message on right click and add a translation bellow the message.

    12 votes
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  5. Activate or Deactivate spell checker when taping message

    Add the option "Spell Checker on/off" when taping messages

    26 votes
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  6. save the file to..

    make a saving more easy, like the classic version. its much more easy and convenient. In the classic version of skype I can easily save my file to whenever I like it to be save. pls. bring back this saving option of classic version on your new version of skype.

    11 votes
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  7. I'm really ****** off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that **** of 8, the chat became limited to the

    I'm really off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that of 8, the chat became limited to the last year! *******!

    21 votes
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  8. find messages and chats from specific dates.

    Being able to find messages from a specific date, so making it easier and avoiding an hour of scrolling down the chat to find the right date.
    Making it so you can find message from a month or a year ago in an easier way

    17 votes
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  9. Gallery

    Please can you re - implement the full gallery because I was looking for an image and realised you had limited the amount of photos stored there after the last update - help on this matter would be my h appreciated

    5 votes
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  10. copy and paste feature more convenient

    please bring back the old copy and paste feature.

    7 votes
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  11. Permit sent message edit and delete on both ends as in e.g. Discord...The lack of this functionality in Skype is unacceptable.

    Permit sent message edit and delete on both ends as in, e.g., Discord...The lack of this functionality in Skype is unacceptable and indicates a very poor user interface design or even, possibly, malicious intent...

    6 votes
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  12. Disable special format

    Allow the option to disable special formatting.

    9 votes
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  13. Downloading files shouldn't overwrite existing ones

    Skype is overwriting existing files when the name matches instead of creating a new one with another name. If I want to access to the old file I have to delete it and download it again (if it stills available).

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there, thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry if some of your files were overwritten. I will share your feedback with Product Team. Meanwhile you can go to Settings – Messaging and set Auto-download to off to make sure it won’t happen again.

    - Petr

  14. translator

    why only voice translator? what happened to the old textual translators? I am deaf and voice is completely useless! textual is a great blessing when talking with my wife and family in Thailand

    7 votes
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  15. group chat description

    just add a group description feature in skype group chat just like in whatsapp group

    11 votes
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  16. recover deleted chat conversation history

    recover deleted chat conversation history

    47 votes
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  17. Suggested responses should be marked so the recipient knows it might be "shorthand"

    Suggested responses should be marked so the recipient knows it's a suggestion and not a manually typed response. This allows senders to use them as a "shorthand" even if they are only an approximation of a sensible response. This tips the recipient off that the response may have a "stretched meaning".

    Example:
    Them: "Is it alright if I do that one thing?"
    Me: "Right on!" (Suggested response)

    In this case, "Right on!" doesn't quite align with the flow of the conversation, but the recipient knows I'm simply answering in the affirmative.

    8 votes
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  18. Default SMS capability

    Should be like it was on windows phone. Where you can use Skype as your default SMS application, where you have the ability to send both text messages and Skype messages int he same app WITHOUT using Skype credit

    13 votes
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  19. in old version the user can delete a message from conversation; but currently we can not delete message from conversation the delete option

    in old version the user can delete a message from conversation; but currently we can not delete message from conversation the delete option is disable why??????????

    26 votes
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  20. Bring back chat history or allow me to cope more than one box at a time

    Why have you deleted chat history?
    The most important part of the system is to have a conversation and save it.
    You wont even allow me to manually save a conversation because if i try and copy more than one message at a time (or use Control A) its disabled.
    Please fix this

    13 votes
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