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  1. The new Skype app 8, does not "see" the chat history in the old Skype.

    The new Skype app 8, does not "see" the chat history in the old Skype. And I really need it, there is a correspondence that is very important to me, you can finish with the development of this tool, or add the ability to transfer chats from the old Skype that will work correctly.
    I tried to use the tool
    "https://support.skype.com/ru/faq/FA34894/kak-eksportirovat-fayly-i-istoriyu-chatov-skaypa"
    but it is impossible to find the necessary information.

    9 votes

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  2. Back and Export of Messages

    back up Skype messages and export chats to email, dropbox or google drive

    5 votes

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  3. 8 votes

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  4. A smiley with a bowler hat

    Add a smiley with a Bowler hat

    1 vote

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  5. To me the most annoying part of Skype chat is that when I look at the past chats I can't easily see which day they are from.

    you need to improve the layout for text chat.
    Right now is very hard to know the date of the message.
    I can see hour and minute, but not the date.
    Sometimes the date appears, and sometime not.
    I suggest that you fire the person who designed it and hire someone with some sense.

    1 vote

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  6. To me the most annoying part of Skype chat is that when I look at the past chats I can't easily see which day they are from.

    you need to improve the layout for text chat.
    Right now is very hard to know the date of the message.
    I can see hour and minute, but not the date.
    Sometimes the date appears, and sometime not.
    I suggest that you fire the person who designed it and hire someone with some sense.

    1 vote

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  7. To me the most annoying part of Skype chat is that when I look at the past chats I can't easily see which day they are from.

    you need to improve the layout for text chat.
    Right now is very hard to know the date of the message.
    I can see hour and minute, but not the date.
    Sometimes the date appears, and sometime not.
    I suggest that you fire the person who designed it and hire someone with some sense.

    0 votes

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  8. Jumping back into Chat Histories

    Returning an old Skype feature of jumping back in a chat history. The options were: one month ago, three months ago one year ago, two years ago, and to the beginning.
    This would bring the user back to that amount of time ago. Back in the day, this was very helpful in many situations, especially if someone remembers the date of a message, but not the exact words within it. Also, this helps narrow down a search for a term or word.

    14 votes

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  9. Font

    OOOO can we be able to change the default font for the messages and display?

    15 votes

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  10. Read reciept

    The read receipt option is available for group chats BUT currently limited to group chats under 20 people which is frustrating. Please elimate this limiting restriction and increase the number of people in a group chat that can allow for the read receipt feature to support a larger group chat.
    Many thanx!!

    6 votes

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  11. VK and wrong thumbs with inappropriate content

    Some of the links to VK generates inappropriate thumbs (example — https://vk.com/videos-123508283?section=album_1&z=video-123508283_456239026%2Fclub). That's really harmful.

    1 vote

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  12. predictive text!

    There used to be options for "suitable replies" and now it's gone missing and I cant find an option for it! Bring back!

    4 votes

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  13. Skype Connect SMS

    Skype Connect SMS should also work with the Skype Version on Xbox One. With my Lumia I was able to sync sms to Skype and also receive and send sms over Skype on Xbox. It was so useful. Bring back this feature and also work on the performance of the Xbox Skype App.

    5 votes

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  14. Add soviet union flag to emojis

    The Flag of the Soviet union and other historical flags should be added to the emoji list

    2 votes

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  15. Screenshot (Instant copy & paste to the chat bar)

    Making a screenshot in any part of your screen, may it be a portion or whole to show the picture to the one whom you are messaging.

    3 votes

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  16. Download in TXT a whole chat. Must to have option...!

    Just a button to download the whole conversation with a contact (maybe you could be asked to pick a date range)

    4 votes

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  17. Buddhist Emoticon

    Hi I am a Buddhist monk. Many of my monk / nun / lay Buddhist friends connect on skype. We would love to have a Buddha Emoticon. We use skype all the time and would love to be included in your wonderful emoticon collection

    3 votes

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  18. 2 votes

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  19. 6 votes

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  20. Delet and Clear Several Conversations

    Delete and Clear conversations like whatsapp.
    I should have the ability to select several conversations and delete them at same time. In the current way I should delete each conversation alone. I think it is very easy option and I do not know how a well known famous messenger company could miss such silly option.

    27 votes

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