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To help us build the best version of Skype ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas so we can improve your Skype experience.

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  1. Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions


    • please add more emoticons/emojis

    • option to turn off emoji conversations

    • support for touch bar on Macbook Pro

    • possibility to use native system emoticons

    • possibility to import emoticons

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  2. Remove the semi transparent black layer when “moving your mouse”

    In the new version of Skype there’s something super annoying. I’m in call with someone. Yay someone is sharing her screen. If I love my mouse, the call controls show up at the bottom of the screen (Mac) and a semi transparent black layer appears obscuring the screen share.. please fix so the semi transparent layer only exists right beneath the call controls - there is not only no need to make this layer the entire screen size but it’s also annoying as people can’t see what is being shared. This is a show stopper for graphic or UI designers…

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