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  1. Message Color

    Word color is my idea. Skype's feature where you can make the contact's messages, or your own replies colorful is efficient, but has one problem. For example, if I want to make my chat appear orange, and my contact's chat purple, I cant. It is only possible to set your chat one color. I can color mine, or my contacts. Even if my contact sets their color "purple" in settings, It wont appear that color to me. So sad!

    6 votes
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  2. You should add tones for the dial pad.

    There should be a normal phone dialed one and maybe a piano tone.

    3 votes
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  3. Please Bring Skype back for Window

    Please bring skype back for windows vista

    4 votes
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  4. Access to old Skype

    Hello Skype Team. Immediately I will describe my proposal. I think many would like to use the versions that they want, for example: Someone wants to use Skype 8.x, and someone (I) wants to use Skype 5.x version. Open access to old versions. Let them download the one who needs it.

    Sincerely, Dmitry.

    21 votes
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  5. Make the navigation bar disappear until you tap the screen or have an option for a dark bar

    Currently, while on call, the navigation bar like the home and back button are whit. I think it would be nice to have the bare disappear until you tap the screen or have a dark option as well. It strains my eyes a bit with the white bar currently.

    3 votes
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  6. bring the buzzer back to skype , you once had.

    make a design, that will deleted the block people , that user have blocked, instead of keeping them and having them just blocked.

    2 votes
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  7. Allow user to dump a previous contact's face and recent call.

    I want to delete a person in my People section and I want to delete a Recent Call and not see that person or call. Deleting them out of my Contacts did not get rid of them on my Skype.

    2 votes
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  8. 5 votes
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  9. New Skype Icon

    I would like to know for the new Skype icon referring to https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/new-office-icons.jpeg I hope to hear from your answer Skype Developer I would like to know when will your team will make the new icon as per the link below and work into my feedback as soon as possible

    3 votes
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  10. Date format

    Use the date format dd-mmm-yy. It is then very clear what the date of the last message was.

    12 votes
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  11. 4 votes
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  12. Ergonomic message thread

    Have any DSE assessment at work and your advisor will align your forehead with the top of your screen and set your optimal distance for using said screen.

    With no option but to read new messages at the bottom of the screen, one is constantly staring downwards, putting strain on the nape of the neck, which can lead to all manner of muscular and ergonomic complications.

    From a Health and Safety perspective - and maybe even to prevent violating occupational health best practices - it would be advisable to offer the user a way to arrange the message thread so…

    3 votes
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  13. I would like to be able to create a personalised background.

    Create your own personalised background from your album's.

    10 votes
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  14. Removing account(s) from login screen of "Skype For Desktop" app on Mac

    There should be a feature of removing account(s) from login screen of "Skype for Desktop" app on Mac.
    Not sure why a popular app like Skype(from a tech giant like Microsort) does not have this feature.

    1 vote
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  15. 8 votes
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  16. Make your past chats with the support agent accessible from Skype.

    Make your past chats with the support agent accessible from Skype.

    5 votes
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. This "press 3" to connect to my number is a disaster for me.

    Your Help have told me to post in here.

    This "press 3" to connect to my number is a disaster for me.

    I have a business app that uses this number for verification. As the automated system does not "press 3" i cant get my verification code and am locked out with no access to my money or inventory.

    How do I remove this "press 3" option. It needs removing urgently as I am loosing money.

    7 votes
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  19. People should not able to change there poll option once they click on any option once.

    People should not able to change their poll option once they click on an option once.

    2 votes
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  20. IM

    My name is Joshua Cunningham and I work for Aetna, a large healthcare company who uses Skype for Business and I am troubled by the fact that the human emojis are all white and do not include other skin tones representative of the diverse world in which we live.

    Can you please enhance Skype messenger to include other skin tones so that everyone can feel valued and represented? I know if I were not white I would feel excluded and since all cell phones offer different skin tones for emojis I think Skype is behind the times on this and…

    1 vote
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