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  1. The new version does not allow to keep chat active when you close it (X).

    Before I could close it and I was able to receive callsa and messages. Same with mobile version.

    5 votes
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  2. Allow the option to backup history and chat in android

    Please allow the option to backup and may be export in chats on Skype android

    15 votes
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  3. 11 votes
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  4. Delete Per message

    Make it possible to delete a message per message from sender, not the whole conversation, as per own messages currently.

    31 votes
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  5. When clicking on images in Skype, open in default picture viewer

    When I receive images / pictures on Skype now, I used to be able to click on them and it would open in my default picture viewer so I could view it correctly, full-screen and be able to zoom, print etc.

    Now... it takes me away from the chat area and displays the image in Skype. For a useability point-of-view, this is now useless. Most images I get are larger so the scaled down version cannot be seen correctly. I have to then "right-click" and "Open" to view the image in my default picture viewer.

    This is a huge step…

    33 votes
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  6. I would like the ability to clear all my conversations at one even if its something like a check box there I have t select all.

    I would like the ability to clear all my conversations at one even if its something like a check box there I have t select all.

    7 votes
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  7. Bring back the jump history/copy paste

    Please bring back the old feature wherein we can easily jump back in previous conversations in a matter of just clicking. Also, copy & paste of conversations before looked way better and convenient than the current.

    73 votes
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  8. Focus the textbox (for typing immediately) when click open Skype from Windows notification.

    Focus the textbox (for typing immediately) when click open Skype from Windows notification.

    22 votes
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  9. Auto Export Message History

    Put something in that will notify users when their cloud-stored history is about to start overwriting, and suggest they export their message history (or make this automatic). Exports should also be stored as a readily accessible, rather than proprietary file type, and should be indexed for quick and efficient search. Nobody should EVER lose old messages just because their cloud storage is only good for a rolling two-year window!

    20 votes
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  10. Copy part of a message

    The newset version has copy feature but seems to only copy the whole message, not the highlighted part of the message. Would be useful to copy part of a message, ie an email within a message.

    14 votes
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  11. Bring back SMS relay

    Skype updated itself to version 8.30.0.98 and it lost the SMS relay feature I was using.
    Please bring it back

    19 votes
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  12. 32 votes
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  13. Password on private messeges

    Add a password to your messages or private messages

    10 votes
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  14. Where's the bleeps?

    I can't tell if someone sends IM to me. Bring back the desktop version.

    10 votes
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  15. Bring Back Option To Disable Text Formatting

    One thing I can't stand about the new skype is that I can no longer disable Advanced Text Formatting. Not being able to use characters like "*" or "-" without my text turning bold or italic is pretty annoying and from a business perspective quite inconvenient. This is one reason, among many others, why I won't update my skype.

    21 votes
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  16. Why image close X is coming Left ?

    when opening any photo/image in skype, closing X sign is in left.

    Please make it right, as all other application of windows anMicrosoftft, all Close X coming in the top right only.

    than why skype X is coming in left ?

    All time confusing and shutting down Skype by mistake.

    11 votes
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  17. Allow free SMS via carrier SMS -> Email gateways

    Most cell carriers have an SMS -> Email gateway. This allows messages to be sent for free via email to any SMS number. This would be an alternative to requiring a cellular account to send SMS messages as they could be sent from the Skype network via an outbound email gateway. Also, it would eliminate the ludicrous 11¢ per message charge for outbound SMS with Skype credit. Google manages to support it via Google Talk for free so why can't Skype?

    28 votes
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  18. Message status

    Message from someone only pops up briefly. It will be very very helpful to show an unread message outstanding on the skype icon. This used to be a feature, what happened???

    7 votes
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  19. deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    23 votes
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  20. Hi! I'd like to have a pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    Pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    It should stay active till I find that chat.

    5 votes
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