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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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!

    1 vote
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  12. Go back to React Native

    Please go back to Skype app with React Native, Electron it's not good for accesibility and it's slow. Thanks

    5 votes
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  13. Fancy FREE drop in backgrounds like in Apples Photo Booth and Zoom, would be nice.

    Fancy-FREE drop in backgrounds like in Apples Photo Booth and Zoom, would be nice.

    4 votes
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  14. How do I put yup a BG behind me?

    I'd like to put up a background behind me on my SKYPE visual calls. Some from my own photo library. How do I do that?

    4 votes
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  15. Personal chat bubbles

    I suggest making chats more interactive and allow people to set their own color for their chat bubble or an outline or style of chat bubbles that other people can see. I think this would help spice up the look of group chats and really make things look pretty.

    5 votes
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  16. Make it easier to learn Skype 101. I'm opening the app and I have no idea how to use it

    Make it easier to learn Skype 101. I'm opening the app for the first time and I don't know how people can call me. I don't know the first thing about it

    1 vote
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  17. MSN Style Games, Features and Remote Support

    Microsoft should consid intergarating more freatures that were in MSN Messenger. Games, remote support, easier design and layout Skype is so difficult to use lacks features and is so clunky. MSN Messenger worked great why did Microsoft ever ditch it.

    3 votes
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  18. Deleting Calls and Chat history.

    I cannot delete my chat and call history? I have this issue for many years and I am really upset about this. I think this is a lack of design. Please add this feature.Thanks

    8 votes
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  19. Hire a very good UI\UX Design firm! Engineers OBVIOUSLY don’t know how to build an intuitive interface! Clearly, they lack the skillset.

    Microsoft SUCKS at UI\UX design, always has. I'm not trying to be offensive, it's just a statement of fact.

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

    Hire a highly awarded, VERY good UI\UX design firm! It will be worth every penny in goodwill and saved support costs, guaranteed.

    K E Y C O N C E P T (PAY ATTENTION!)

    Microsoft has NEVER successfully created an intuitive software interface nor a pleasant user experience. The reason is that you aren't designers. You have no business making drugs, likewise you shouldn’t waste time and money on designing UI\UX! Neither are your core competencies. The interface…

    3 votes
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  20. elderly

    I'm trying to see if Skype on an android tablet (with an appropriate home screen e.g. "BIG Launcher") could be of some use for non-tech savy elderly with poor eyesight.
    But the answer as far as I can tell is no because the UI is way too detailed and complicated. It must be possible to propose an interface that has large fonts and only a few big buttons: e.g. one button per contact with a clear ID picture and an answer and hangup button. The process of calling and being called has to be simplified to the max. (see also …

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