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  1. Private Conversations in Skype 12

    Add Private Conversations in Windows Store Skype (Version 12).

    7 votes
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  2. send contact

    Ability to send a own contact to another contact. As a user of skype I would like to send one of my contacts to another person so he/she can add the same contact pretty fast. Searching for contacts within the Skype search is pain in the ass. So this would significantly increase productivity.

    60 votes
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  3. Allow Skype to send SMS to mobile numbers

    Apart from the Win32 app, it is literally impossible to use Skype to send an SMS to an arbitrary mobile number. Fix this.

    39 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    Hi – We’d love more details about your experience here.

    If you have Skype credits you do have the ability to send SMS by going to the profile of the person you want to SMS and choosing “Send SMS”.

    You can also send an SMS to an arbitrary number from the dial pad by entering the phone number and selecting the SMS button to the left of the call button.

    Additionally we are adding the ability to SMS via your Android phone with SMS Connect, which recently rolled out to insiders. Keep an eye out for this feature coming to all builds in the next few months.

  4. Private Conversation Improvements (End-to-end encryption)

    End to end encryption. Self destructive messages, ability to stop users from taking screenshots in secret chats, etc..

    42 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    We recently released end-to-end encryption via the Private Conversations feature Brian mentioned below and would love any feedback about how you use it, what you think of it, and what you’d like to see us do next.

    Please add your feedback here for features you’d like to see in Private Conversations.

  5. Return SMS syncing/sending.

    And make it work more reliably while you're at it.

    Skype is of zero value to me without this. I only know one other person who uses Skype for other than SMS.

    78 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Erin at Skype responded

    SMS via Skype is one of the areas we’re working on improving.

    We’ve recently launched SMS Connect to Insiders which enables you to connect your Skype desktop client to your Android phone so that you can send and receive SMS from your phone on your Desktop.

    More info here – https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/skype_insiderms-skype_insnewsms/skype-insider-preview-8307641-read-respond-to-your/896846ad-9701-4f1d-9dee-640d95442b8e

    Skype also has the ability to send SMS messages to contacts if you have Skype credits.

    Please let us know if there’s additional functionality you’re looking for in this area. Otherwise, stay tuned for SMS Connect arriving in the Release builds soon.

  6. Make Skype a full sms app that can replace or work along side a stock messaging app like WhatsApp does

    Skype could be the best sms app but you need to allow it to especially work on phones and connect to a desktop PC via some web link. Google messenger and whatsapp both have this option why can't Microsoft allow this. Use Microsoft authenticator easy way better than a quarter code.
    Skype has the potential but is slipping behind all the other apps because of the lack of this feature

    207 votes
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  7. 604 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have been listening to your feedback. In 8.33+ you can see all the results found for your message search. No more 20 limit.

    We’re still working on a solution for the 6 months limitation. I’ll post an update when it’s available.
    - Petr

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