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  1. Add an ability to close message pop-up without answering it

    Please add 'x' icon to the new message notification pop-up.

    1 vote
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  2. Reminder feature for Skype Groups

    Please add Reminder feature for Skype Groups. It will help team to remind about any tasks.

    1 vote
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  3. add optionnal comment when tagging someone for status change

    Skype: Add optional comment field when tagging someone for status change... Then show comment with notification of status change.

    When we tag a lot of people, sometimes we forget what was the reasons for tagging them. This added comment would be nice to remind us.

    1 vote
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  4. separated setting to disable popups in bottom right corner

    separated setting to disable popups in bottom right corner

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  5. Notify when a user changes status to active

    Hi,

    There is a very important feature which is missing in Skype for personal use (andriod app).

    If it is possible to include a feature where if any of my contacts changes status from one state to another i should be notified instantly at what time it changed the status, then old and new status. It will help a lot.

    I will really appreciate if skype includes this feature.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Abhishek J

    1 vote
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  6. Turn Off Pop Up Notifications

    This feature is terrible. There are so many times when it is inappropriate for a message to pop up. Many people stand behind me while we work through things. There has got to be a way to keep this feature private. Please, please fix this. A blinking yellow icon on the task bar is plenty.

    3 votes
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  7. Make a notification if you are about to quit skype but are on a call

    Make a notification if you are about to quit skype but are on a call. The amount of times i accidentally ended a call because i was trying to quit another app but skyoe quit instead

    3 votes
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  8. Family request notification

    Receive Family notifications, about kids asking for more time on devices or request for purchase; Microsoft already has a verifiable parental consent mechanism through the Microsoft Account family accounts feature. https://account.microsoft.com/family/

    would be cool to have those notificiations via skype!

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  9. Make *all* Skype Icons orange when there are unread messages.

    By all I mean in taskbar, but also on desktop, and in the Start menu...
    - The way skype is now, it's really easy to miss a notification.
    - If it also turned all icons orange, one would notice much easier.

    3 votes
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  10. show notifications on second display when first has full-screen application

    Windows is smart, and when I have an application in full-screen mode, it does not show pointless notifications over it.
    - But 'systems updates' are not the same notifications as receiving messages.
    - Instead: Show the notification on a second display if user has one - that does not interfere with the full-screen application.
    - OR In fact, just let me configure how Skype shown notifications, instead of using the terrible Win10 notifications 'for unimportant things' - I wuold just put them always on my second display.

    2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Option to not receive birthday notifications.

    They are wasting my work productivity.

    3 votes
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  13. Open recent/unread chats by clicking on the 'Chats' icon

    In Skype version 8.53.0.85, the 'Chats' icon shows notifications for unread messages, but clicking on the icon doesn't do anything. Rather than expecting users to know to scroll to the bottom of their favorites and look at the feed of mixed recent calls and recent chats, maybe clicking the unread messages icon could take us to unread messages?

    Also: clicking the missed call notification should probably take us to a list of missed calls.

    2 votes
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  14. Incoming message

    Hello! In previous Skype versions there was available a notification on Skype icon like a white dot , showing that you have new unread message. Now in current new version, if I am sitting in front of my PC, I see a new message coming-in as pop-up message for a second. I open Skype and read it. But if I am away from PC and a new message came in during my absence, I do not know it . I am not aware about new message came in because Skype icon on deskbar does not reflect new message unread no…

    2 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. older mac

    You should fix up a version similar to skype v 2 or 5 or 6 that runs on all macs back to 10.6.8 or at least back to 10.9.5 that supports basic IM with audio notifications. To that, adding voice calls and video calls would be nice, but your current versions don't even handle IM notifications properly. For example skype 8.49 is the last version that runs on os x 10.9 and it doesn't work right. It only beeps on a new IM session and not on subsequent messages. This should be user-configurable and work right. As it is, I…

    1 vote
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  17. Notification history. It shows a history of all the notifications/messages sent to you

    It's a history of all you notifications and messages

    I can help with lost notifications or forgotten or didn't have enough time to read it when it pops up

    1 vote
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  18. Simplificar.

    Não entendo as instruções.

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  19. Change Notification Color

    Hello,

    Please allow to change color of notification based on theme applied on skype.

    I'm a programmer.
    I'm running 3 skypes at a same time in my PC.
    There so many notification but can't figure out which from which skype.

    If notification has color then it will be easy to identify message and set reply prioriry

    Thanks in advance

    - Hardik

    3 votes
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  20. Message status Notification

    There is no proper way to know that your message is delivered to other person or not and there is not surity that he read your message or not.
    Please add a proper way to know your message status like whatsapp or imo etc or maybe you can a an option when we right clike on skype message here is info to check status of message (Send, delevered and Read )

    5 votes
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