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  1. See rescinded invitations

    There are lots of spammers out there. I get 4 to 5 unsolicited chats per day. The spammers have become smarter and withdraw their invitations quickly if you do not respond immediately. It would be an effective anti-spam tool to be able to see who has invited you to chat and to be able to flag that invitation as legitimate or as spam. We have a list of blocked contacts. The withdrawn invitations could be listed there, too.

    2 votes
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  2. Skype is not good they blocked my account

    Why you blocked customer accounts

    1 vote
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  3. Skype should never change the status to Active now on its own!!!

    Every time I sign in to Skype after a reboot it changes my status from Away (which I set manually before quitting Skype) to Active now! It's a completely illogical behavior which ruins the product for me

    4 votes
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  4. Allowing to download messages in pdf so we can print and save our conversation

    Please allow skype to be downloaded in pdf so that we can print the conversations and save it.

    2 votes
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  5. INCLUDE SOUND(S) TO NOTIFICATIONS.

    I would be great if I could easily assign a unique sound to some of my contacts or when I receive a message. I couldn't find where to do this .

    1 vote
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  6. Show unread count badge on taskbar button (not in the system tray)

    While some users like the icon in the system tray, I believe that notifications belong with the actual taskbar button for a more unified feel. Skype for Desktop supports this notion and adds an unread count badge to the taskbar button. I would like to see this feature ported to Skype for Windows 10, please.

    1 vote
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  7. Confused, thank you!

    I was in China used free vpn to get contact with skype support and accepted remote controll, but the stuff wrote dev.microsoft.com afterwards. I do not know if there were any corelation - later, hacker came into my computer via microsoft acount, i could not call for those service I payed, later, I could not call to skype contacts, later my skype was locked, I could not logg in.
    I found also skype translator was in my contacts and Boot support also in my skype-none of them were verified by microsoft, I do not know how these happened.
    and all…

    1 vote
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  8. Allow for “ringtone” change

    Please allow us to change our Skype “ringtone” to something of our choosing. Let us make changes to what ringtone we want our contacts to have. I have missed numerous calls because I didn’t identify the sound. It isn’t distinct. It does not matter how loud my volume is; I can’t hear the Skype call. I like using classic ringtones and music as ringtones because it’s attention-grabbing and I can assign a specific ringtone to each of my contacts so i am able to identify who is calling without having to look at he phone screen.

    2 votes
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  9. Enable/Disable Setting of Auto Showing Last Text

    There should have a setting of showing last chat text, like while I opened my Skype it showing all contact list and their associate last text which I have sent/received, which is very embarrassing while I opened my Skype in-front of other peoples, like colleague, friends etc.

    3 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Unlink Microsoft Account from Skype account

    When I got my laptop and signed in with my Microsoft Account for the first time, Microsoft decided to automatically create a Skype account which I didn't want and I can't delete it without deleting my Microsoft Account. And I can't unlink my Skype Account.

    2 votes
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  12. reference number 1492684516. Don't allow to mark messages as spam if people are in the contact list

    reference number 1492684516. I think one of your functions are very wrong. It's when you right clicking on the message and you choose "complain". Like unwanted message or spam. The point is I use Skype because people I have in my skype contacts always receive my messages. That's why I use skype in the first place instead of emails where my messages can be marked as spam. But now some hater in my contacts simply can mark my message as spam and nobody will receive my messages. You should make it like this: We can send messages to people who…

    2 votes
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  13. delete completely names on list

    wish to b able to completely get rid of names that u no longer chat with and don't want on lists...i many and would like to totally get rid of their names..so there isn't so many people to look thru when wanting to contact someone else

    2 votes
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  14. Create a phone service for customer support. It takes on average a month to resolve issues due to horrible communication.

    Customer support chat is an awful, slow and painful service. Nothing gets accomplished, and if it does it takes weeks or months of back and forth communication. This is not okay for businesses.

    2 votes
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  15. Search for an incomplete word

    Need to search by part of the word, not by the whole word

    2 votes
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  16. ik begrijp het niet ik zie mijn foto alles op mijn laptop .maar ik kom niet binnen skapy

    ik maakte altijd in een korte tijd skape aan .nu brobeer i het ik heb een acound .ik zie mijn foto .ik kom er niet in .ik heb windos 10 .ik doe het op mijn telefoon en gelijk lukt het .

    1 vote
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  17. 1 vote
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. access control and restriction

    only the call initiator should have the access to remove a person who is already in the group call.

    it's quite annoying when a participant removes another participant infact when he is talking. the whole group in the skype call does not know who removed him .
    we should either have access control or notification like abc removed def atleast

    2 votes
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  20. Would like to receive SMS texts to my skype phone number for 2 factor authentication purposes (banks, etc.)

    Would like to receive SMS texts to my skype phone number for 2 factor authentication purposes (banks, etc.) as I work outside the US

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