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  1. Sort by Status

    Recent Chats drop down shows only 2 options "Sort by Time" & "Sort by Unread". But these are not useful compare to "Sort by Status". Please add "Sort by Status" with alphabetical order. Available should come first and then Away etc...

    4 votes
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  2. Disable Notifications for Reactions.

    Please allow the user to disable the notifications for reactions. They fill in my notifications tab.

    2 votes
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  3. Post pictures and videos and words like other social media

    Like Instagram you can see what other people are doing and chat with other people around you!

    3 votes
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  4. Add Some Color Effects on Hover Over Button like for Video call, Audio call, Create group, Add files, Send contacts, Schedule a call buttons

    Add Some Color effects on Hover Over Button like for Video call, Audio call, Create group, Add files, Send contacts, Schedule a call etc buttons. Actually they are not looking cool with chat message color. Only the chat message is of gradient color, other than this no color in the current version.

    Also, we can show people sidebar something like the open-close sidebar or we can say expand contract feature to get more space.

    2 votes
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  5. Bookmarks should be able to be selected just like in chats

    "Select Messages" should be available for bookmarks

    1 vote
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  6. Go native

    Please bring back to life native Windows desktop application as it was. Chrome based app is an abomination.

    2 votes
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  7. Skype 8 needs more color, and I would love to see profile pictures return to the top of conversations.

    1) Skype feels so plain. I use the light mode and it just feels like there's no color, everything is bland. The older versions of Skype had a lot more blue to them (the menus, contact lists, etc..) and it made the entire interface feel full of life.

    2) I'd love to see profile pictures return to the top of conversations. Currently it only shows username, activity, and mood. I think it was nicer having profile pictures showing as well, it makes it easier to quickly notice who you are chatting with if you have multiple conversations open, and it's…

    6 votes
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  8. improvement

    I wish skype - has sub contacts.- so that we could easily our contacts which company/products he/she is under

    2 votes
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  9. Disable Spotify (and all other) integration

    Spotify integration and other such extras are, for the majority of users, a bad idea. They increase attack footprint and complexity and make operational problems more likely.
    Please make these things optional, so that they can be completely removed from the running product - not just "turned off" but actually not installed at all.

    2 votes
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  10. monkey

    Monkey on multiple clicks can be made more interactive
    Maybe more monkeys on more clicks and some fights between them etc....
    Many more characters also should do the trick

    2 votes
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  11. Plzzz Microsoft :)

    It would be the best app in the world if You could make us change the BACKGROUND of chats or group chat

    2 votes
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  12. Skype for ipad 180 screen rotation!

    There are several reasons why sometime it is better to use the ipad inverted - due to access ports and protection cover. Skype for business for Ipad should support 180 degree screen rotation like the other microsoft apps... not sure why this is not the defaut behavior.

    1 vote
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  13. Allow deletion of ALL old conversations w/ 1 click

    1) Provide button to delete ALL old conversations
    2) Bring back menu bar for ALL applications
    3) Stop trying to make desktop applications look/feel exactly like mobile apps. They are 2 different UIs and with different use cases

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  14. Return to the classic design and use the classic soundpack.

    Hello, what about having the SAME design and sound pack (like v 7 classic) in a newer version with HD calls. It is very nostalgic remembering all these old designs and not having the opportunity to hear or see that design today...😢

    3 votes
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  15. When app starts, use dark theme for startup screen if dark theme is the current setting

    Currently on Startup the Skype app starts with a bright white screen even if set to Dark theme

    4 votes
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  16. skype background idea. I would like to have my home office background come with me when i travel so my clients still see me in my own space

    skype background
    my home office environemnt being portable and always there wherever i travel to so my clients have continuity

    2 votes
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  17. bookmarks

    Users should be able to search for text/images in the bookmark section. Please redesign the bookmark section as it is very useful.

    1 vote
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  18. custom positioning of chat box

    Please allow custom positioning of the chatbox --> Great if we could choose to put it below the video or on the left side, etc...

    1 vote
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  19. Hi when I want to make a Skype to phone call, I select the country. Then a history of calls made to that country displays, alphabetically. I

    Hi when I want to make a Skype to phone call, I select the country. Then a history of calls made to that country displays, alphabetically. I wish to delete two of the entries which are no longer valid contacts. How can I do this? The confusion resulting from the displayed invalid numbers has caused much inconvenience and I would like to remove them from display. Thanks

    2 votes
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  20. Skype in office 365 online outlook is not working properly

    Skype in office 365 online outlook is not working properly

    2 votes
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