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  1. Make Skype more like WhatsApp

    Make Skype more like WhatsApp and let us change more colour of the background and messages

    4 votes
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  2. Make the settings window a pop-up, not a window

    When using Windows in Tablet Mode, having Skype settings being its own Windows is really annoying. Please make it a pop-up Windows like the old Skype for Windows 10.

    4 votes
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  3. Skype dont have background option. please incorporate it,

    Skype dont have background option. please incorporate it,

    12 votes
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  4. Share Screen Portion

    We should be able to Share a portion of the Screen in Share Screen Option. At present the full Screen is Shared

    11 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. save conversations on skype

    I am a school and need to save conversations from skype for audit..

    4 votes
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  7. Custom background should be there for Android as well

    Custom background has to be added for Android devices as well

    8 votes
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  8. Touch Bar on Mac

    Touch Bar support on Mac, it's missing and it's just a shame. Thank you

    2 votes
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  9. Full Participant Gallery View

    I would love to see a gallery view similar to other video conferencing platforms. A view where all of the participants in the call can be seen simultaneously. Though I understand that there may be legitimate reasons to keep the image larger and limit the number who are visible, the current version with 4 participants and the ribbon up top is useless for a large group discussion. Thank you!

    14 votes
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  10. More customisations. Use Skype just how you like😁

    More customisations. Use Skype just how you like😁
    Add more colours
    Allow yourself to get creative
    Add background images and solid colours
    Create Skype themes
    Maybe even a customised home page

    6 votes
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  11. Skype will add closed captioning for hearing people voice

    deaf people not understand talk hearing people please add closed captioning

    2 votes
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  12. Please allow us to hide some contact's avatar

    Please allow us to hide some contact's avatar. They in friendlist as contact needed, but that does not mean we like them. It's all for work. Surely there are people whose face at work you do not want to see.

    1 vote
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  13. URGENT! New emojis

    PLEASE - we NEED new emojis to send during Skype calls to make communication during these hard times easier and more fun. Me and my granny would especially like a vomiting emoji as well as and angry one, a thumbs down, a puppy, another variety of heart, an embarrassed one, a scared one, and many more...
    PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS, I'M SURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE HOW HARD THESE TIMES ARE AND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED BY MANY IF YOU COULD FACILITATE OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH A NEW REPERTOIRE OF EMOJIS. I HOPE YOU TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND COMPLETELY…

    6 votes
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  14. Ability to show all participants ala Zoom

    Ability to show all participants ala Zoom to make the video more engaging

    10 votes
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  15. Autohide for bottom thumbnail bar in fullscreen view for photos

    I find the bottom thumbnail bar disturbing when viewing multiple photos in fullscreen mode on the phone version. It would nice for it to auto hide when the other info disappears at the light touch on the photo.

    5 votes
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  16. Knowing if a call will be placed right away or if a choice will be given first.

    Before I click on a button to place a call to one of my contact I want to know from the design of the button itself if I'll be given a choice of phone number(s) or Skype id or if the call will start immediately (because there is no choice with that identity / contact, only one possibility). Right now it is not possible to know except by going back and checking the profile.

    1 vote
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  17. 在宅勤務用機能の拡充

    Skype およびSkype for bussinessへの要望です。
    在宅勤務やテレワークをするとき、以下の機能をもったビデオ会議を可能としてください。
    ① Windows,IOS,MacOSなど、OSに依存せずビデオ会議ができること。
    ② ビデオ会議では、自分物以外の背景をぼかすことができること。
      ※ Microsoft skypeなどでは可能です。
        なぜか、Skype for bussinessでは出来ないようです。
    ③ ホワイトボード機能があること
    ④ 以下の画面が同時に見れること。
      相手の顔(小さく表示で良い)
      エクセルやワードなどの画面共有
      ホワイトボード
    ⑤ ホワイトボードへのエクセルやワード、PDFの貼り付け

    1 vote
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  18. macOS High Sierra vs 8.85

    Please can you change the fact that I can no longer use Skype I have used it for decade and wish to continue esp in this current global crisis !!!!

    1 vote
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  19. Corona Virus Icon / Emoji

    Hi,

    Could Skype please get a Coronavirus emoji or some icon depicting as such?

    Best wishes to you and the Skype team.

    1 vote
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  20. Matching the new Electron app with the rest of Windows 10

    I've been using the new Skype preview from the Microsoft Store (the one built with Electron). While I don't have a problem with it performance-wise, I do think it can be better integrated with the rest of Windows 10. For instance, the context menus can match those of other Windows apps, and more Fluent Design aspects can be incorporated. I also suggest tying Skype notifications to the Action Center like other apps/websites.

    Thank you!

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