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  1. Notification Settings

    Bring back custom notifications!! I need to see when I get a message but I do NOT want or need to see a preview.

    23 votes
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  2. System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    System Tray icon (badge) should display the number of unread messages

    23 votes
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  3. limit notifications to incoming messages.

    Please give option to disable spam notifications, such as the notification that "you have no notifications" or "please enter your phone number".

    If you want my number, rules are the same, dinner or drinks first!

    5 votes
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  4. I would like there to be notifications for when people sign on and off of Skype

    I would like Skype to notify me when people sign on and off of Skype like it did in Skype 7

    9 votes
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  5. Bring back the message notification sounds to version 8.34.0.78

    Bring back the message notification sounds and options to version 8.34.0.78

    20 votes
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  6. Make a skype notification circle "Red" instead of transperate

    Make a skype notification circle "Red" instead of transperate.
    not only skype please keep all windows app notification with "red circle" as we see in andriod phone.

    5 votes
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  7. Hide message text in notifications

    Add functionality to hide message text in received notifications.

    15 votes
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  8. 57 votes
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  9. Skype in SysTray

    It would be great if Skype had the option to go to the SysTray (notification area) when dismissed, rather than exiting entirely and missing skype calls.

    9 votes
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  10. you are blocked notification

    When a contact has blocked you I would like to see a clear indication next to their user name indicating you have been blocked by this person. Like a red circle with a slash through it right next to there user name.

    11 votes
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  11. Remove the "Ongoing call" notification after a call is finished.

    After finishing a skype desktop to skype desktop call I get a notification on skype lite for android that says "Ongoing call".

    I suggest that this notification is removed after the call is finished.

    Yes, this is a bug report in the form of a Skype idea.

    15 votes
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  12. Missed call notifications

    You leave a message saying "Missed call from XXXXXXX" if someone tries to call you and you do not answer. If YOU try someone and they do not answer the message reads "Missed call".

    Why not say "Missed call from you" or "Missed call to XXXXX"?

    14 votes
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  13. Stop shifting (or bouncing) the entire window of text for new message notification!

    When trying to read through previous messages in a group chat (on desktop version), the entire body of text bounces, even when trying to scroll down. When multiple messages are still arriving, the bouncing text is very difficult to read and becomes quite frustrating (especially with lively conversations)!!!! Request to disable the shifting/bouncing text on the desktop application and replace it with say an icon animation (or nothing at all since the new message alerts fill up the side of my screen anyways).

    5 votes
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  14. visual notification

    in the new skype there is no visual notification anymore (the yellow one for instance). We need it back.

    28 votes
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  15. Bring back the yellow message notification so that we don't have to open and check Skype every time.

    The yellow message notification was useful so that one doesn't have to keep opening Skype unless necessary.

    Bring back country time zones in the profile .

    30 votes
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  16. 9 votes
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  17. Bring back option to show notification only when certain words appears in chat.

    In a new Skype there is an option to Notify about new messages only when user is mentioned in chat. It used to be an option to actually use certain words to trigger notifications. It's very welcome in large chat rooms with many participants.

    30 votes
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  18. Add the ability to customize different types of notifications and its settings for calling/receiving/IM, ringtones, volume, online/offline..

    possibility to modify sounds and notifications like in Skype 7
    - startup and quit sound
    - ringtones (in/out coming)
    - volume
    - when somebody goes online/offline
    - ability to disable all notifications
    - notification even when active

    968 votes
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    197 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Some of the most consistent feedback we’ve received from you has to do with sounds and how you are notified about the goings on in Skype 8. We understand that all of these things are important for you and we are working on it.

    Thank you for your patience
    - Petr

  19. Notify me only if these words are mentioned

    This IM Notification settings feature from Skype 7
    is currently missing in Skype 8

    15 votes
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  20. Skype Notifications on Android Only Shows Most Recent Chat Message

    On Android, Skype notifications show only the most recent message.
    Skype Lite notifications show a message history.

    Please see this screenshot to illustrate: http://bit.ly/2OsjevO

    Message history is the superior type of notification because you can read a conversation from the lock screen.

    It would be great if Skype & Skype Preview had message history type notifications.

    23 votes
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