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  1. Automated text and phone call for App application

    I don't subscribe to cell phone services. I am using Skype second phone no. as my main mean of communication. However, since Skype cannot receive automatic text or phone call, I cannot register with many App which utilize 2 way verification by sending text messages to the Skype no. For truly being forward thinking and using Internet as the main mode of communication, this challenge should be overcome.

    1 vote

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  2. Please add monochrome icons for ubuntu cllient

    almost all ubuntu apps have a settings for monochrome icons. pls add it so the skype client can adhere to the system theming.

    1 vote

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  3. Take profile picture using webcam

    You used to be able to take a profile picture with skype through the webcam.
    can't find how in the latest edition

    1 vote

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  4. Get rid of the loud sound when you call someone

    When you call someone on Skype it plays a loud little jingle until the other person answers. I feel like it could either be quieter, replaced, or just completely gotten rid of

    2 votes

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  5. 1 vote

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  6. Change background in chat

    Change background in chat

    1 vote

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  7. Chat customisation

    It would be awesome if we could:

    (1) Change the background of our chat, like custom images.

    (2) Change the theme color from blue to something else, like red or orange.

    (3) Change ringtone for incoming calls

    3 votes

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  8. change name

    have a button to change your name

    4 votes

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  9. Have a feature in the setting called background theme

    like for example, I want my background theme red on skype I go to settings, and I get it with 2 clicks

    1 vote

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  10. allow me to turn off spell check

    Let me turn off spell check. It's an option on every app in the universe except Skype, and it's a person's own choice whether they want to look at red lines all day - whether they can spell or not. It's simply not acceptable to force things onto people.

    3 votes

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  11. 1 vote

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  12. Default setting of basic system in Skype

    In a group call by a faculty, students join the call.
    By default, the speaker is off, and the Mic is on.

    This is exactly reverse of what is required.

    [Whenever the students join late, their surrounding noise will keep disturbing the entire lecture] .

    What is required?

    The speaker should be on by default, so every body can listen to the faculty, when they join, without specially making it on

    Every body's Mic should be off so that the noise from the surroundings of every student will not disturb the lecture.

    [After this modification, when the faculty opens the…

    1 vote

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  13. Can we have an easily seen update button

    Can we have an easily seen update button

    2 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. need to customize dynamic status online

    which time online and away like

    1 vote

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  16. virtual hall

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    As you know, Corona did a lot of damage to various industries, including the music industry.

    The closure of concerts, theater performances caused many good musicians and actors to have difficult days.

    As a software engineer, I always believe that there is always a way to continue in any situation.

    An interesting idea based on Team and Skype software came to my mind that if you succeed in implementing it, it can bring prosperity to the market of concerts and theater performances during this period.

    Virtual performance hall, a hall where spectators can remotely interact with…

    1 vote

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  17. Hate the update. Skype keeps getting worse and worse. Now its Logging me out and I have to sign back in every time.

    Skype 7 was great... Why do ya'll insist on making it crappier and crappier? Are you trying to make sure the few people who you havent run off yet will go soon? If so you're getting there.

    6 votes

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  18. Message Layout

    The ability to have all messages be on the left side of the chat window, rather than other people's on the left and yours on the right. It can be really difficult for some people to be able to read back on messages with this kind of format.

    1 vote

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  19. 1 vote

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