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  1. Shrug emoji!!

    Shrug emoji: We desperately need a shrug emoji added to the skype messaging platform. I often find the desire to express myself when at a loss for words, via a shrug. I think we would all enjoy watching a little emoji's shoulders shrug.

    23 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Saving Photos

    I think skype should make it to where you can save photos on computers

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Aaliyah, thank you for your feedback. This feature is already available in Skype :) Just go to Settings – Messaging and under When I receive a file, select Change Directory. And if you are downloading photos manually, just right click and select Save As.

    Let me know if it works for you :)

    - Petr

  3. Reply Function

    Hi Skype, please have a "reply" function like whatsapp / telegram. Its easier to keep track of conversations and makes the whole experience similar to the major platforms, hence reducing any unnecessary comparisons

    4 votes

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  4. The feature to export chat history completely from eldest to newest

    Couldn't export chat history. Please can you give us the feature. Thank you

    8 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there :) Your messages, videos and pictures are available back to April 2017, files, voice messages, call recordings for 30 days.

    Use this link to export your Skype history: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34894/how-do-i-export-my-skype-files-and-chat-history

    And don’t forget to check this page for additional information: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34893/how-long-are-files-and-data-available-in-skype

    Let me know how it works for you :)

    - Petr

  5. 4 votes

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  6. I should be able to contact Skype support with live chat

    SKYPE support SUCKS!!! As a paying subscriber, at least I should be able to contact support, not having to go through a bunch of questions and does not have the issues I have. I just purchased skype credits and it does not show in my skype when I wanted to place a call. I have to log in to my account to see my balance but it does not show in my desktop skype.

    13 votes

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  7. Mute Group Notifications.

    Can you please provide group notification mute option?

    Like whatsapp, So I can mute notification of specific group.

    Mute means not sound but notification will not appear in desktop after mute.

    11 votes

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  8. reply on a message

    Please provide with a possibility to reply on a specific message in a conversation, just like you can in Whatsapp. In this way you can directly react on a specific message

    3 votes

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  9. Be able to delete chat, you can never be safe enough

    I would like to be able to delete my messages as I want my chat private and no let the scammers take advantage of my posts

    5 votes

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  10. Don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat

    Please, don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat! This is annoying!!!

    When I close an image, I expect to go back to chat window, instead, skype is being minimized to tray.

    17 votes

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  11. 92 votes

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  12. 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.

    41 votes

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    We have this feature  ·  1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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