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  1. Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    Please let user to download all chat history from cloud storage

    61 votes
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  2. Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    Skype permita dejar mensajes de vos. (Skype allows you to leave voice messages)

    16 votes
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  3. 15 votes
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  4. 9 votes
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  5. Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    Very bad ! Last update of skype v8 can't get MY PRIVATE audio files sent in PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS !! PDF can be downloaded but not audio

    I'm software enginner so I know what I talk.
    Could be uncompatible with many laws, where I MUST BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY DATA.

    Thanks skype people keeping skype a good app and not an another fading away app.

    11 votes
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  6. Respect us

    If we put a Do Not Disturb or Invisible, it mean you can send a message to us but to calls etc. That would be embarrassing on a phone user...

    10 votes
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  7. Select portions of text like single words or emails in messages

    I can't select what I need, have to copy whole message, paste to notepad.

    10 votes
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  8. By default Skype should always leave and display text as it was typed

    Trust people to know what they are doing, and transfer text the way it was typed, and display it so it looks exactly like it looked on the senders side.

    Text coming from the clipboard, or being dragged onto a contact or the send message text box should also be treated this way. The text should look the same on the receiver side as it would look if it were pasted into notepad.exe.

    Smilies and shit should be an opt in option, for all sake, do a huge poput the first time you encounter something that you believe could be…

    10 votes
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  9. Always On Top (compact chat window) option - so I can work on another full-screen app while still seeing chat with co-worker.

    If chat window can be made small and float to front (AKA "always on top") then I can work on a full-screen tool (IDE, graphics design tool, large doc editor) while still being able to see what a colleague is typing. I should still be able to minimize the window to the taskbar, and I should still see some visible notification when new chat text arrives while the window doesn't have the input focus. In my desktop context I often have the chats open on a second screen, but I don't tend to bring a second screen when I am…

    44 votes
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  10. Allow to select more than single message

    In Skype 7 I was able to select multiple lines of conversation, copy them and paste. In current Skype 12.1815 I can only select single message. This limitation is annoying and unbelivable...

    162 votes
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    Thank you for the feedback. We’re still working on enabling this capability. In the meantime you can right click on a message, click the “Select message” option and pick different messages to copy or forward.
    Thank you for your patience.
    - Petr

  11. colorful message background makes my eyes ache.

    The black theme looks terrible, the colorful message background makes the message dazzling

    14 votes
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  12. 查看消息不方便

    查看信息也比较不方便,群组消息和联系人消息不好区分,有些信息也不是按照时间顺序排列,容易忽略一些信息

    7 votes
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  13. 搜索历史消息和搜索联系人不如旧版好用,联系人不能群组,群组的标题加了超链接但点击不能直接跳转

    搜索历史消息和搜索联系人不如旧版好用,联系人不能群组,群组的标题加了超链接但点击不能直接跳转

    7 votes
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  14. 9 votes
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  15. 12 votes
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  16. 之前發信息可以,有字體可以單獨加粗,現在的不可以了

    希望能像之前那樣 * 黑 * 字體就能加粗

    17 votes
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  17. 9 votes
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  18. 5 votes
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  19. 发送mp3音频文件时还是用文件的形式发送(旧版)

    现在直接成为一条语音不方便,也没有办法跳时间点

    13 votes
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  20. Saving All Chat History From Beginning To Now *&* Moving Forward, W/ The Ability To View Chat History Like Before.

    It is very important for many of us to be able to continue to have our chat history on Skype from the beginning to now and moving forward.. Along with the option to view history, like we did on Skype V7, by going to "Conversation" and "View History". This would allow us to go back where we needed, without going at a snail's pace. Whether that be going to the very beginning, a year, or a month. This was very efficient and helpful. Thank you.

    117 votes
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