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  1. See who is trying to connect with me

    User Story / Pain:
    When someone is trying to connect with me on Skype, I need to check who it is in order to decide whether to accept the connection or not. Currently I find no obvious way to do that.

    Feature Suggestion:
    Allow the receiver of a contact request be able to see the senders info and to initiate a chat with them as if they we were already contacts. That way the receiver can more easily verify the senders identity, thus avoid scammers / phishing while accepting legitimate connections.

    Rationale:
    By sending me a contact request, they have…

    1 vote

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  2. Password change

    The user should be able to reset the password using the secondary email id or phone number.

    1 vote

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  3. [VIDEO RECORDING] - [SCREEN RECORDING]

    Rather than having just the ability to take screenshots, the ability to take screen recordings would be magnificent.

    1 vote

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  4. make youself completely private. NO ONE CAN CONTACT OR ADD YOU. SO much SPAM!

    make youself completely private. NO ONE CAN CONTACT OR ADD YOU. SO much SPAM!

    3 votes

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  5. Fix contact request bug

    Fix the bug for malicious software spamming contact request despite privacy setting already set to "DO NOT appear in search result"

    3 votes

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  6. Block spam messages

    Block requests and messages from spam/scam accounts.

    2 votes

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. 5 votes

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  9. 2 votes

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  10. 4 votes

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  11. This is a old skype feature, it used to tell me the location of the person I am chatting with.

    Why is it I can send them my location when it is not possible to know their location?

    2 votes

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  12. disable "tag for status change alerts" - GDPR

    Referring to the GDPR laws (Personal data protection in Europe), I want to have an option to disable the possibility to tag me for status change alerts.
    When I work and what I do is my business and I consider this as personal information.
    A complaint about this will also be filed at the European Data Protection Supervisor.
    Kind regards,
    William

    1 vote

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  13. 1 vote

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  14. Touch ID for Privacy & Security

    I would love to please see a touch ID feature or a pin code whenever the app is suspended & closed on my iPhone 6s device much like whenever I’m using the outlook app. These features needs to be added for android, iOS tablets & smart phones. I don’t feel Skype is secure enough at protecting people’s privacy as it chats & contacts can be accessed if you’re left logged in. This feature should’ve been added ages ago, Microsoft need to get with the times, this is ridiculous!

    3 votes

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  15. Poor Dutch translation

    The Dutch translation of the following screen is so poor (grammar and spelling error) that It looks like a phishing site. I highly recommend to improve the translation.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/your-account-requires-attention-mobile-number/fcb5d5e5-ca71-49b1-b2ba-ec624553f50f

    2 votes

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  16. Prevent guests from recording

    Prevent guests from recording

    3 votes

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  17. Historic Call clean

    I'm not talking about the chat history, I'm talking about the calls. My skype is over 12 years old and keeps a history of calls and people who no longer even use the service. Just like the message, the call history should have the option to clear them as well.

    1 vote

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  18. No option to delete history for people search? Please can you add something to delete people search history thank you

    This is very basic and should be available. I cannot delete the history for people search? Please can you add something to delete people search history thank you

    2 votes

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  19. Add option to BLOCK "guest:" callers.

    Currently we are receiving numerous calls from "Guest: " callers. These cannot be blocked because they do not show up in contacts, which is the recommended way to "block" unwanted callers.

    This recent spate of nuisance calls by "guest" accounts is extremely annoying and may result in us switching to another VOIP platform after many many years of happy use of Skype.
    I know that I am not alone in this from what I can see from the forums.

    2 votes

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  20. i left my skype session open at home, how can i close all active sessions?

    i left my skype session open at home, how can i close all active sessions?

    Need to close all active sessions to save a friend marriage.... xD

    2 votes

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