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  1. Show time of message seen by other person

    Add a feature which shows when other person had seen your's message.

    5 votes
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  2. Give us a toggle for formatting

    Please, just give us a toggle for turning advanced formatting on or off, like you have in Skype 7+. For those of us who have difficulties with reading things that are bolded or italicized due to being low vision users, something like this is vital. Putting two @ symbols in front of every post is not a feasible workaround, due to how things work in Skype. Please, just give us this back.

    9 votes
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  3. Add Sticky Notes option into conversation or Save messages

    Please add notes option in specific conversation so we can save specific data(Ex. Passwords, Project scope messages) and no need scroll up and check all messages

    15 votes
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  4. Move the Send Attachment, Send Contact, Send Cash, and Send Places buttons into the "+" button

    These 4 buttons tale up space in the reply box, they disappear when you start typing and reappear when the box is empty, which is annoying and distracting.

    I feel they should be moved into the "+" button along with other interactions you can have with a contact rather than having them displayed all the time.

    These don't need to be visible all the time, they're rarely used. The "send" button should stay visible and just grey out when the box is empty.

    5 votes
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  5. Ability to delete snapshots - individually or by joint agreement option

    The snapshot as stated by others is poorly positioned and causes randomly timed shoots to occur that then clutter the message board and also annoy the users either as they didn't want a snapshot at all, or don't like the image taken as the person photographed was not prepared for it, and often is at inappropriate time such as the person speaking and their mouth appears open and larger than life, etc.
    Please consider delete option - either snapshooter orientated or both with delete when both have shown agreement to delete, ie 1 has chosen delete that is retained as…

    7 votes
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  6. Please add feature to delete old messages

    Please add feature to delete old messages

    38 votes
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  7. Put the ''chat'' on the right side when you are in a call

    Now: the chat is on the left side, where the contacts are when you are in a call.
    idea: the chat on the right side when you are in a call.
    This will make navigation between contacts easier when you are in a call.

    7 votes
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  8. Message Recovery

    Message recovery- being able to recover messages from up to a few years ago. Maybe on website only? (not on app)

    9 votes
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  9. Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    Please help us to be able to delete received messages on Skype

    22 votes
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  10. Audable Alert For Incoming Chat Messages

    With earlier Versions of Skype the ability to attach your/my own .wav File sound for incoming chat messages was brilliant for Desktop/Laptop use while at home. I personally created a cut-down of the ABBA "Ring, Ring Why Don't You Give Me a Call" and attached it for my Incoming Chats and provided it to several of my regular contacts to do similar. That way we were able to conduct live-time chat sessions while continuing to perform other menial tasks away from the computer whenever desired. It would be GREAT to enable something similar in the current version.

    14 votes
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  11. I want to be able to delete conversations after I chat.

    Put up a privacy category like the old version before this one had where we could delete the conversations.

    12 votes
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  12. When you have a chat active please put the cursor into the text input so you can start writing

    When you have a chat active please put the cursor into the text input so you can start typing (autofocus), I have to manually set the focus on the textarea to start typing

    16 votes
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  13. Messages delay and No notification sound even turn on.

    Skype version 8.33.0.43 does not work. Messages delay and No notification sound when new messages come even notification turn on.

    21 votes
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  14. There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features.

    There is No Translator, so Skype should add the translator Features also which can Convert Any Language into Any Forms of Other Language....

    26 votes
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  15. Minimum Split view window widths are too wide and do not remember their last positions

    Split view windows in Classic Skype were able to remember their last known positions on the desktop. The widths of the split windows could be shortened more than what their counterparts had as a minimum window width in Skype for Windows 10. Particularly with the Chat window.

    22 votes
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  16. Bring back /alertson [text] chat command

    Bring back /alertson [text] chat command as a flexible tool in addition to smart notifications.
    It was very convenient to have user-defined word as a trigger for notification, not just @-mention

    8 votes
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  17. Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    Re-open this feature: paste image or file directly into skype chat

    19 votes
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  18. send voice message

    I really do not want to send video messages. Please provide a way to turn this off and just send voice messages, particularly as it is not possible to see if someone is online but not available

    17 votes
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  19. Skype 8 doesn't show when a message was edited

    Unlike earlier versions, in Skype 8 when you hover over the pencil icon, which is the icon signifying that a message has been edited, it doesn't display when it was edited.

    Please include this vital information again. Skype support indicated that not including it is "by design."

    5 votes
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  20. I would prefer to sign in and sign out, as I used to on skype 7. at the moment anyone can read my skype conversations if the computer is on,

    I want to retain the sign in, sign out procedure that I had with Skype 7. At the moment anyone can read my Skype messages if the computer in on. This is not what I want.

    10 votes
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